Ava is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto. Her master's research project examines using animation as a tool to promote the safe and accurate usage of HIV self-tests across Canada. Ava graduated from Iowa State University Magna Cum Laude. During her undergrad, she studied Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration and Women’s and Gender Studies and maintained multiple leadership roles.

Her artwork shows her passion and commitment to the visual representation of scientific subject matter.