Ashley Porter grew up loving technology. As a child, the Booz Allen software engineer and Maryland native grew up watching her father—a software engineer—develop his career in the defense industry. Her tech-savvy brother followed in his father’s footsteps, and after pursuing a degree in information technology, Ashley wasn’t far behind as she joined them in the technical space. Now, based at Booz Allen’s San Diego office, Ashley is involved in a unique prototyping effort for the Air Force. She’s excited to see her work having a direct impact—not only on individuals but in protecting the country on a larger scale.
We sat down with Ashley to learn more about her role and why she enjoys working in San Diego.