Avery is a PhD student in Media Studies. Her research interests include television production studies, comedy, the history of television, intersectionality, and Jewish identity. Other research interests include Hollywood, screenwriting and story, and entrepreneurship in the entertainment industries.
She has previous professional experience in television development and production, in both scripted and factual content.
Avery holds a M.A. from Syracuse University (Television, Radio and Film), and an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario (Media, Information, Technoculture).