Ava graduated from New York University with a BA in Comparative Literature and minors in French and Film/TV Production. She wrote her undergraduate honors thesis (Psychoanalysis, Capitalism, and Empathy in Philip K Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?") on the intersection of science fiction literature and modern anti-capitalism. During her undergraduate studies, she served as a Presidential Intern at NYU focusing on generating greater access to higher education for under represented groups. Her main interests include digital privacy, media, and human, class, and workers rights.