How did you first learn about the Children's Science Center?
I first learned about the Center from a coworker at ARRAY.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Where are you from, occupation, home life, etc.
I am originally from France and have always believed that “education is the light of life”. So, I moved to the United States 6 years ago in pursuit of a college degree to be able to realize my dreams and full potential in life. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 2019, bought my very first house, and started a small business called “Baked à la carte” in 2020, and I am now a Marketing Manager at ARRAY.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering with the Center?
I enjoy being part of a team that spreads the word and educates people about the many benefits that the Center can provide to the children of Northern Virginia and beyond! As a marketer, I need to find an organization valuable to promote them, and I fully believe in the value of what the Center has to offer.
What scientist do you admire most and why?
I admire all scientists! Scientists helped us get where we are today and will help us move forward in the future. I am grateful for their commitment and passion.
How can we inspire young people to become interested in science?
We can show them the many ways in which scientists have impacted our world and how science has resolved many challenges even beyond our planet Earth.
What is one scientific question you would like to see answered in your lifetime?
I have always been curious to know what is beyond our solar system and exoplanets - and if there ever is an end to what is beyond our heads.
Ava volunteered virtually with the Children's Science Center in the Communications Department providing social media content and graphic support.