I am Ashley Koudou; I am a 21-year-old Ivorian American artist from Minneapolis and an Advertising major with a Teaching Artist minor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). With my work, I take an approach that focuses on inclusion and representation. I am interested in working within the realms of cross-cultural design and I have had the honor of working on projects that focus on uplifting people of color.  I work to make waves and influence the culture that surrounds me. As I wrap up my senior year, I plan to work with an agency that not only aligns with my values on the importance of inclusion, diversity, and equity but actually works to put them into practice.