Student Corner: Ashley Herrick

June 1, 2012

Dr. Paul Klotman and Ashley Herrick
Dr. Paul Klotman and Ashley Herrick
  • Ph.D. Graduate

Ashley Herrick graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with her Ph.D. last month, and her personal journey with Hodgkin's Lymphoma inspired her to pursue the field of cancer research. Herrick was diagnosed when she was a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and has been in remission for more than six years.

She is currently a clinical research program coordinator in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Her job involves assisting with regulatory aspects of phase I clinical trials for advanced stage cancer patients. Her focus at BCM was in molecular biology. While at BCM, Herrick was involved with the graduate student council, serving as both president and a representative and as a mentor to various student programs.

As a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Herrick sees the importance of giving back and does so by running marathons with Team in Training, the fundraising branch of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to raise money for research and patient care. She also serves on the advisory board for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.