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Ava Brietbeck headshot.

Graduate Student Representative to the Board, 2024-25

Ava Breitbeck is a graduate student in the Science Teaching program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, she conducts research into how the public forms attitudes about science-- both inside and outside the classroom. She works as a teaching assistant in the Department of Physics and as a graduate intern in the Office of Admissions. She served as a student representative to the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Breitbeck holds bachelor's degrees in physics and political science from Syracuse University 2018-2022. Outside of Syracuse University, she is an event supervisor for the NYS Science Olympiad organization.

Breitbeck serves as the law student representative for the 2024-25 academic year. She participates, ex officio, in the Board Academic Affairs and the Student Experience committees and reports to the Board at Executive Committee and full Board meetings.