Ashley James isn’t afraid to take on a challenge. When asked what advice she would give to upcoming Gadsden City graduates, she offers these words: “Do not box yourself in to what you think is possible. The possibilities are endless. And they are far and wide.” Ashley has held strong to this mindset as she pursued her education and the beginning phase of her career. She attended the University of Alabama where she majored in electrical engineering and minored in mathematics. After a stint with Alabama Power, she now works for Burns & McDonnell, an engineering consulting firm. She started in her company’s Fort Worth, TX office and recently relocated to their Atlanta office, tasked with bringing the firm’s anchor client to the Southeast and expanding her firm’s growth within their company. Ashley specializes in transmission and distribution practices.