A Rochester native, Ariana attended Nazareth College, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology, Community Youth Development, and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood education, gaining certification in both general and special education, birth-grade 6. During her time at Nazareth, Ariana served as an intern at Cameron- an experience that helped to shape her values of service, community, and advocacy for children and families.
After college, Ariana worked for several years as an elementary classroom teacher in local school districts, gaining expertise in curriculum and instruction across the primary grade levels. As an educator, Ariana is passionate about empowering each child to reach their fullest potential through balanced, youth-focused programming that nurtures academic success, fosters social-emotional wellness, and enriches creative development. In her spare time, Ariana enjoys art, reading, spending time with family, and exploring the natural beauty that the Rochester and Finger Lakes region has to offer.