Ashley Cornelius is a spoken word poet in Colorado. She won Gold for the Colorado Springs Independent Best of Artist Category 2019. She has won four poetry slams in Colorado Springs. She was the Women of the World Poetry Slam Colorado Springs representative and competed in Dallas at Nationals in March 2018. She has been featured at Keep Colorado Springs Queer Oppen Mic, the Black Voices Matter Open Mic, NAACP Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, the Colorado Springs Women's March, At the Ink Well, The Mercury Cafe and events in Denver and Colorado Springs. Ashley is the Co-Director of Poetry 719. Ashley was nominated for two 2018 Pikes Peak Art Council (PPAC) awards and won best recurring poetry event. She has also been featured at Tedx Colorado Springs. She has her Master's in International Disaster Psychology from DU and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). She works for Denver Health and focuses on providing emotional and psychological support to DH employees through the RISE program.