Years in care: 4
Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Ariana spent 4 years in foster care. While her biggest struggle has been with reunification and maintaining healthy relationships, she found refuge in her education. With the help of her fierce support system she made great leaps and obtained her Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Political Science and Spanish from Saint Cloud State University. Today, Ariana looks forward to advocating for changes in policy and legislation that impact the well-being of foster youth in America. Obtaining a Master’s Degree in International and Community Development is the next adventure for Ariana. In her free time, you can find Ariana enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family.