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about her helping me, so for the first part I took her out to get her nails done and took her out to lunch. She was just smiling the whole day, so I know she had a great time.” After uploading photos and videos from her day online, Doss said she received an outpouring of support, and compliments on social media. When she started her day, Doss said she did not set out to get the attention of others. But, after learning that she had, she felt empowered to use the exposure to keep spreading positivity. “I don’t look at myself as an inspiration. I’m out here just trying to make it day to day, be a good person, and figure out life. To know that something so small like this can inspire people, that really touched me because in a way I feel like I have a purpose.”

After leaving a job in broadcast journalism and returning home to St. Petersburg, Fla. to impact her community as an educator, Doss said she has been really unsure of what the future holds for her career. However, she knows one thing is certain—she feels joy when she’s positively impacting the lives of others. Doss believes she is meant to help people and said in her personal and professional life she seeks to always work to better the lives of others. “I feel that in this journey that I’ve been on, I’m being called to do something more, something bigger,” Doss explained.

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Ashli Fun

Favorite color:

Red

Favorite food:

My grandmother’s smothered sweet & sour chicken

Favorite pastime: Favorite quote:

Going to the skating rink My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion,

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Facts

some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou Favorite movie:

Love Jones

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Profile for FAMU Communications

Spring 2016 A&M Magazine  

In this issue of A&M Magazine we tell the story of FAMU’s rich tradition of empowerment. Our cover story, “Planting Hope,” chronicles the...

Spring 2016 A&M Magazine  

In this issue of A&M Magazine we tell the story of FAMU’s rich tradition of empowerment. Our cover story, “Planting Hope,” chronicles the...