Ava graduated from Lehigh in May 2018 with a B.A. in English, and is excited to be back for the M.A. program. Her academic interests include modernism, feminist theory, and the psychological motivations of both writers and literary characters. She has also developed an interest in public humanities through her work as an editor/writer for Southsider, an online publication seeking to highlight the artistic vibrancy of South Bethlehem. Outside of academia, Ava is passionate about animals, coffee, and Halloween.