GARE Membership Director
Originally from South Texas and a proud Chicana feminist, Ariana has dedicated her professional career to serving and working to empower low-income communities of color and immigrants. She has worked as a community organizer and advocate in Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, and El Paso, TX, focusing on issues such as wage theft, immigrants’ rights on the job, health care access, and LGBTQ rights.
Most recently, Ariana led cohorts of government employees from 27 departments from the City and County of San Francisco through GARE's learning year curriculum and provided training and technical assistance to departments aiming to improve delivery of services for residents of color in San Francisco.
From 2014-2017, Ariana worked as an advocate for asylum seeking youth from Central America in Oakland Unified School District, coordinating legal and social-emotional support services for immigrant youth enrolled in Oakland’s schools. Ariana was also a Ruth Chance Law Fellow working against gender-based employment discrimination at Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco. Ariana is an avid cyclist, loves to cook, and is perpetually planning her next vacation.