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Profile of Ashley Clayton

Located in Tuscaloosa, this prominent state school has a student population of 35,000. The UA Alumni Association has more than 100 chapters and nearly 30,000 contributing members.

Born: Lexington, Kentucky

Education: Clayton has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and business from the University of Alabama.

Employment:  Clayton was hired five years ago as the events director at the University of Alabama. Three years ago, travel was added to her position, and today, she is the alumni events and tour director.

Family: Parents and two brothers

Hobbies: Clayton participates in triathlons and trains for those events nearly every day. An avid fan of all Alabama sports, she is frequently a sideline cheerleader.


Travel tips from Ashley Clayton

Be flexible. Travel rarely works out as planned.

Have fun. Life is short, so pack in as much fun as you can whenever and wherever you can. 

Be grateful. No matter where you are visiting, remember you are a guest and be appreciative and gracious in return.