Hello, I'm Ariel!
Born and raised in New York (with stints in Boston and the Netherlands), I now call Brooklyn my home. I hold a BA in Writing, Literature & Publishing with concentration in digital publishing from Emerson College. I also hold a Certificate in Publishing from New York University.
I’m most passionate about equity and justice. This has led me to work often with nonprofit and service-oriented brands and organizations, specifically those that focus on education, LGBTQ issues, gender equality, and reproductive rights.
Some of my other passions include creative writing, visual art, music, community activism, and travel. I especially love to see and explore new places, and recently spent two weeks backpacking through London, northern Spain, Amsterdam, and Iceland (that's me on the right, at an abandoned DC-3 plane crash site during said trip, and above looking out into the Atlantic on the same black sand beach). You can read some of my travel writing here.
I am one of the founding organizers of and serve as PR/Marketing Chair of the Women in Travel Summit (WITS), the premier international event for women travel creators, influencers, and industry executives. Our third annual WITS was this past March (2016) in Southern California, following a successful first conference in Chicago in March of 2014 and second in Boston in March of 2015. Our next WITS will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April of 2017. We expect 500 attendees from around the world.
I also host and attend poetry readings around the city. Some of my creative writing can be found on my blog.