Ava has been working in the fitness industry for just about 5 years. After graduating college from Indiana University in 2015, she moved to NYC and began personal training at Body Space Fitness.
In the summer of 2020, Ava became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association so she could pursue working with athletes as her primary focus. In the summer of 2021, she interned with the Strength & Conditioning department at Rutgers University, where she assisted in the weight room with Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Wrestling, and Volleyball.
In August 2021 she accepted a job at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH, where she was originally born and raised. Ava worked as a paid professional intern at Cleveland State for 11 months, where she was in charge of programming and implementing Sports Performance Programs for Men's and Women's Tennis, Cross Country, Track & Field, Fencing, and Women's Soccer.
Recently, Ava was promoted to Assistant Director of Sports Performance at Cleveland State. She will work with Men's Lacrosse, Wrestling, Women's Soccer, and Women's Tennis this upcoming year, while also working with the athletes in the Team Wilpers community. Ava is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Exercise Science at Cleveland State (expected May 2023). In her free time, she loves exploring the outdoors, training to become a better runner, and playing with her two young nephews.