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February 9, 2022

Ashley-Ann Davis, author of Partying with a 4.0: Finding Balance in College, gives her insight on transitioning to a new country. Ashley-Ann Davis is a Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow at Missouri S&T pursuing her Ph.D. in engineering management. She completed her bachelor’s degree and hopes to pursue a career in entrepreneurship upon the completion of graduate school. In 2020, she authored the book, “Partying with a 4.0: Finding Balance in College” during the pandemic and her senior year of undergrad.

Davis was born and raised in Jamaica and moved to the US at the age of 16 to pursue better college opportunities. As an immigrant, she faced many adjustments and centered her TEDx talk on how she transitioned to a new country and environment while redefining herself in this new space. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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