Ashley Krista Joy graduated magna cum laude on May 13, 2010, from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Science with a focus in pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in art history.
A long-time Prescott resident, Ashley graduated from Prescott High School in 2006. She is the daughter of John E. Joy Jr., Capt. USMC Ret. of Prescott, and Dana DeJoria of Mesquite, Nev., and the granddaughter of Barton and Connie Smith of Dewey.
Ashley will continue working as a veterinary technician through the summer at a clinic in Gilbert. In August, she will continue her education at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.