Avia is a materials engineer by training specializing in microelectronics. She loves to learn Torah and Gemara. Before her army service, she volunteered in Jerusalem with at-risk youth. Achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, Avia worked on social welfare issues for 1,000 soldiers.
Avia serves, along with Arye Greenberg, as a co-director of JLIC.
JLIC (the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) is a national partnership between Hillel and the Orthodox Union that places rabbinic couples on select campuses to serve as Torah educators and mentors for students.