Avery is a high school senior from Riverside, Illinois, whose passion for educating others has led her to become the Sparkle Projects Director of the YesSheCanCampaign. In addition, Avery has worked as an intern at the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago, the social media coordinator of FIRST Tech Challenge Illinois, and is the captain and founder of her high school’s FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team. In college, Avery plans to pursue a double major in international relations and environmental science. Her goal is to one day see a world where single-use plastics are nonexistent, and women in government are equal to men. In her free time, Avery enjoys sailing, acting, and making music.