Ariana is a journalist with a special interest in immigration and social justice issues. She is currently the News Editor for the Daily 49er, California State Long Beach’s student-run newspaper, and a content intern at the Orange County Register. She recently won the Phyllis Jackson Memorial Scholarship and looks forward to graduating with honors in 2016. Ariana is pursuing a career as a foreign correspondent along with partner and photographer Karen Maia Sawyer.
Ariana will be working as a primary heARTist for the first quarter of the CityHeART year. She will be telling the true story of addiction in Long Beach through non-fiction written works in January-March, 2016.