Ariana is a graduate student in Audiology at the University of Connecticut. She received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communication Sciences from Pennsylvania State University previously. While completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as an accessibility specialist evaluating and ensuring the accessibility of online courses for those with visual or hearing disabilities and conducted research on relationships and stress. She currently works in a lab conducting research on cochlear implants. She is also interested in conducting research on family dynamics and perspectives of healthcare and the quality of health services for individuals with disabilities, as well as in learning more about advocacy. In the future, she looks forward to becoming a pediatric audiologist and work overseas participating in humanitarian efforts within audiology.