Mx. Ashley Tuffin is a BSc Genetics student at Edge Hill University who is two-thirds through their degree. Whilst at EHU, they have founded the Sustainability Society, leading to the revival of the allotment, as well as represented Edge Hill University at the Student Council for the Tree Charter, a Woodlands Trust initiative.

They have recently completed an internship under the ERASMUS+ programme at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), specifically, in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies in Umeå.

Currently, they are working as a research affiliate at The Morton Arboretum (in collaboration with The Field Museum), Illinois, focusing on biomass collection for the phylogenetic diversity prairie restoration project (as well as analysis of biomass in conjunction to NDVI), as well as the phylogeny of American white oak species using HybSeq analysis.