Ava grew up in the Seattle area, spending much of her childhood playing field sports and hiking with friends in the Cascades. Her affinity towards nature had always been strong, but her interest in learning about the environment grew in high school while working at a sustainable sandwich shop. She is now pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science at UCLA where she hopes to find more ways to incorporate sustainability into everyday life. Ava’s thrilled to be working with Grades of Green. It’s crucial for today’s youth to engage with their local communities and interact with the environment, and she is excited to assist and encourage Grades of Green students throughout their projects!