Identities: African American
Favorite occupations: Plant/Dog mom, cooking, singing, and nature walks
Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Ariel is a 2022 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Child and Family Development. Ariel loves meeting new people, trying new foods, and experiencing new cultures. As a minority, inclusion, and equity have always been a priority for Ariel throughout her academic and professional career. She was drawn to Duke’s OTD program because of the sincerity of the faculty and staff along with the program’s vision of a more inclusive world. Ariel hopes to grow from her life experiences and hopes that this personal and professional growth empowers those around her throughout her time at Duke and onwards.