Ava is a strong advocate for herself and has always set extremely high expectations maintaining a 4.7 GPA. During her numerous summer job/camp experiences, Ava has always been forthcoming in providing her superiors with the information they need about her visual impairment. In addition she is able to suggest simple ways to accommodate her visual needs and this in turn has helped other students with visual impairments. Ava has received the Ohio Governor’s Award recognition in 2015, the Honda-OSU Math Medal Recipient-Honda/GE Aviation 2016, participated in the Oak Ridge Math and Science Technical Institute in the area of plasma physics, participated in the Notre Dame University Physics of Atomic Nuclei Studies, and worked in the Miami University Summer Scholar Program in the area of Physics.
Each summer Ava participated in summer institutes. She participated in the Leadership in the 21st Century: Communicating for Success 2015 and Astronomy and Physics program at Ohio Northern University 2016, Ava currently attends Shawnee State University as a high school student for The College Credit Plus Program maintaining a 3.48 GPA. She will graduate with 43 college credit hours and will be attending Ohio State University.