Avery is a Communications Assistant and member of the Commonwealth Honors College with an anticipated graduation in 2015. She is studying Public Health and Psychology and is also pursuing a certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service. In May of 2016, Avery will receive her Master of Public Health through an accelerated master's degree program on the community health education track. During her time at UMass Amherst, she has been a research assistant in a clinical psychology lab, a teaching assistant in the public health department, and a member of the Citizen Scholars Program, where she is able to explore her passion for social justice and interest in service-learning. Avery has also been a legislative intern for Representative Ellen Story at the Massachusetts State House and an intern at MotherWoman, a nonprofit organization located in Hadley, MA. In her spare time, Avery loves spending time outdoors, cooking, and visiting Rao's Coffee.