Ava Beyers ?25

Ava Beyers

Class Year



Walworth, Wisconsin


Environmental Science, Geoscience



Ava Beyers ’25 is a double major in environmental science and geoscience, with a minor in biology. Her career goal is to complete graduate school and conduct research for a government agency. To prepare herself for this, she has gotten a position at Carthage as an environmental science lab assistant, in which she helps students with their work. 

Ava is also performing research with Professor Matthew Zorn through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. She is researching ice phenology and performing satellite-based evaluations of seasonal ice cover changes. “With the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, I am strengthening my satellite imagery analysis and geographical information service skills.”

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“I chose Carthage for the small class sizes and the student-to-faculty ratio.”

Ava Beyers, ’25

Faculty mentors

My faculty advisors have supported me in applying for scholarships, finding internships, and getting research experiences.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class was a J-Term trip to Nicaragua! Not only was the trip academically educational, but I learned so much about how people live in other parts of the world and came back with a new outlook on life.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot is Starbucks! It is the best study spot.”

Best study tip

“Get out of your room. Going to places like Starbucks, Hedberg Library, or the David A. Straz Jr. Center are great ways to eliminate distractions and lock in on your studies.”

Best tip for making friends

“Be friendly in class! It’s easy to start a conversation with a classmate and end up as friends.”