Ava Kitzi is an 18-year-old journalist and photographer from Columbia, Missouri. Ava has worked for the Morning Chalk Up since 2020, traveling to large events such as the CrossFit Games, Wodapalooza, and the Granite Games. In the fall of 2022, Ava will enroll at the University of Missouri in the school of journalism and the Honors College. At Columbia Independent School, Ava ran the publications department, including the newspaper, yearbook, and blog, and taught special courses to middle school students regarding journalism principles and media literacy. In her free time, Ava is a CrossFit athlete herself, as well as coaching CrossFit Kids at her local gym.