Ariel is a Research Assistant with ISPH. Her work focuses on sexual and reproductive health among marginalized young people, especially LGBTQ and BIPOC youth. Her goal is to empower and improve health outcomes for these communities. She holds a BS in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta where she also minored in Women’s & Gender Studies. In 2022, Ariel earned her master’s in public health from New York Medical College. She brings experience in crisis intervention, health education, and harm reduction. Ariel has been involved in projects related to bystander intervention, condom use, domestic violence prevention, and more.
She is currently assisting with a NIH funded randomized controlled trial for a socialization and sex education program targeting youth with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities.