Ava Marshall lives in Texas, although she will be attending New York University in the fall. She’s a 17-year-old aspiring actress and author, President and Founder of her school’s Girl Up Club, and President of the Black History Club. She’s an organizer of Students Amend, which she co-founded to counter injustices in her community. Ava enjoys writing poetry and working with the Houston TRUTH project to uplift LGBTQ+ youth. Ava enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and music, and volunteering with the Girl Up Southeast Texas Coalition, where she is Publicity Director. Ava is a writer for the Homegirl Project and has written for Sesi Magazine.