Extension Professional Staff
Visiting Outreach Associate
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Ashley Hoffman is the Visiting Extension Outreach Associate for the University of Illinois Extension serving communities in Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington counties. In this position, Ashley is responsible for providing professional development of school foodservice professionals in schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.
Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and her Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Ashley and her husband are lifelong residents of Jefferson County and they have a very energetic and spunky two-year-old son. In her earlier years, Ashley enjoyed being a member of the Texico Stars 4-H Club.
Ashley has previously worked in the clinical setting educating patients on healthy diets, disease prevention and management and giving community presentations on healthy eating. As a graduate assistant, she taught undergraduate students in food and cooking labs. Ashley is very active in the community, serving as board president of the United Way of South Central Illinois and as an administrative counselor for Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. She also serves on her church’s council and has also served on the local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) board.
Ashley has a strong passion for improving the lives of people who live in and around her community. She is excited to work with Extension and the local schools to help children make better food choices.