|My name is Ashley Hammel and I am a Senior at IU from the Chicagoland area. I am an Informatics major with a cognate in the Business and minors in Security and Economics. Outside of school, I love to do yoga, read, cook, and travel. Last semester I studied abroad in London and traveled throughout Europe for 4 months!
This is my fourth semester in Serve IT and I can honestly say that joining Serve IT has been one of the best decisions I made since coming to IU. This organization has provided me with real world experiences that not only prepared me for my first summer internship, but has allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills in ways I would not have been able to in class. During my first semester in Serve IT I was on the Design team and helped design the CONA website. My second semester in Serve IT was spent as a designer on the Batchelor Middle School team, and I also assisted with the SIDHDIS website before the summer interns completed the project. Last fall I interned on the Development and Maintenance team, which was a big shift from my past semesters in Serve IT. Being on a new team expanded my skill set and allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone.
This semester, I am very excited to be the Team Lead for the Community Justice and Mediation Center team! I cannot wait to see the new website that my team and I are able to create!