Originally from Florida, Ariana first attended the University of Florida as a Lombardi Scholar before transferring to Columbia University her junior year. She majored in political science and focused on American federal government and international relations, competing and winning awards around the world with her Model United Nations team. A frequent traveler, Ariana also studied abroad in Peru, Italy, Greece, and Mexico. After college Ariana moved to London to complete her Master of Public Administration degree with a specialization in social impact. She previously worked as a senior program manager for a startup accelerator, but recently left to lead gap and summer travel programs year round! Ariana has led the Putney Exploration program in Switzerland, Italy, France, and Holland, as well as programs in London, Hawai’i, and New England. She also taught political science seminars for Putney Pre-College Vermont.