Asher Matthews was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. Asher is currently attending Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Once they finish their bachelor’s degree, they plan to go on to obtain their MSW with a specialization in art therapy. They want to work as a counselor for children and young adults who are part of the LGBTQ+ community in undeserved areas. Asher received the Walker-Solveson scholarship.