Avani Gala (she/her) hails from the Deep South. She is a graduate from Mercer University (go bears!) and the University of Virginia (wahoowa!). Avani first moved to the DC area over a decade ago to begin her career in public accounting. As a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, she’s conducted white-collar, forensic investigations around the world and developed ethics and compliance programs for media companies. Avani enjoys creating (sewing, cooking and gardening) and consuming (time with loved ones, food and stories). She has nurtured a love of storytelling in its many forms—word of mouth, print, music, audiovisual and live performance—and humbly contributes to this lifelong passion through the Woolly community.