Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and is the manager of the RISE program at Denver Health, providing confidential peer support to Denver Health personnel. She is passionate about mental health and removing stigma for those seeking support. She graduated with a master's in International Disaster Psychology from DU.
Ashley Cornelius is the 6th Pikes Peak Region Poet Laureate. Her poetry focuses on empowerment, self-care, body positivity, intersectionality, and systemic oppression. Ashley is sought after across the nation for speaking engagements and workshop facilitation. She is recognized for her work around domestic violence and sexual assault, self-love and body positivity, self-care, mental health, and racial equity workshops.