Youth Advisory Board Member

High school in Massachusetts

Ava (she/her) is a junior at a high school in Massachusetts. She is planning to study mathematics and
economics in college. Ava is one of the leaders of the Young Feminists Alliance, a chapter of
the National Organization for Women that aims to advance gender equality and amplify
women’s voices. She also works with a local coalition to promote mental health awareness and
support substance abuse prevention programming. In addition, Ava leads a project that
addresses the root issues impacting women’s mental health.

Ava joined Plan International USA’s Youth Advisory Board in 2021 after attending Plan’s 2021
Youth Leadership Academy. She is most interested in promoting change in mental and
reproductive health and empowering women in in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. On International Day of the Girl in 2021, she represented Plan at a takeover of Credit Suisse in New York City. In her free time, Ava enjoys running and reading science fiction novels.