Ashley Schiedenhelm

Ashley Schiedenhelm is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital News Reporter for the spring of 2018.

Originally from Land O’ Lakes, Ashley moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is now in her senior year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with a focus in broadcasting news.

“The Trump Administration is playing games with Florida’s coast.”

That was the warning from Jennifer Rubiello, state director of environmental advocacy group, Environment Florida. She was speaking at a press conference Thursday that discussed Florida’s status when it comes to offshore oil drilling.