Ascha moved to Chicago in June 2020. Originally from rural south central Kansas, she spent three years working on community engagement at KMUW, the NPR member station in Wichita. She also filled in as a reporter, producer and photographer at the station; in 2019 she had two photo credits on the New York Times website. Ascha received her B.A. in journalism from Wichita State University in 2018.
When she’s not on a computer, Ascha enjoys baking and cooking, perusing antique malls, biking around the city, and playing 90’s video games. She lives in Lincoln Square with her two cats.