Ashley M. Williams

Multimedia Journalist/ Founder & CEO of RIZZARR,Inc.

Ashley M. Williams is an energetic, world-traveled multimedia journalist. Whether she is traveling the world or highlighting today’s news coverage, Ashley is deeply driven to persistently use journalism and social media to inform and inspire others to initiate positive changes within the world. She is especially passionate about investigating and reporting on youth and young adult issues.

For her efforts in journalism, Ashley has received many honors, including the 2011 Student Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists; the Pat Tobin Scholarship from the Black Journalists Association of Southern California; a Hearst Journalism Award Nomination; and USC’s Outstanding Scholar Award.

Ashley graduated with honors from the University of Southern California. She earned a B.A. in broadcast and digital journalism as well as minors in international relations and Spanish. While in college, Ashley interned for many media outlets. Additionally, in her senior year, she was granted the opportunity to contribute to The Huffington Post. Ashley began her career by hosting television programs for her high school’s educational access channel. In her spare time, Ashley also manages and oversees RIZZARR, an inspirational social network.