Avalon has served as the Research and Evaluation Officer for UP since October 2017. Before joining UP, Avalon taught Ethics and Religious Studies at King’s Academy, a private boarding school in Madaba, Jordan. She then worked in the third sector for two different charities in New York City before moving to London to complete her Master’s Degree in Religion in Politics at SOAS, University of London. An avid practitioner of yoga, mindfulness, and all things zen, Avalon has a deep passion for supporting social-emotional well being among young people.