ava grew up outside washington, d.c. in the never ending suburbia that is northern virginia. growing up, she looked forward to nothing more than occasional trips to skyline drive in shenandoah national park, where her family would stop off for short hikes. she currently attends virginia tech & is a senior studying horticulture. in her free time, she enjoys hiking various portions of the appalachian trail that cross through the southwest virginia region. she is currently planning a solo trip to the national parks of colorado and utah as a graduation present to herself.