Ariana is Engagement Editor for The Guardian US. In her previous role as Engagement Editor at WNYC, Ariana helped launch Note to Self's Bored and Brilliant series, an interactive multi-week WNYC podcast that monitored nearly 20,000 participants’ use of their smartphones. A follow-up project, called Infomagical, aimed to help more than 30,000 people deal with Information Overload.
Prior to her work at WNYC, Ariana worked as a digital producer for American Public Media’s Marketplace. There, she coordinated the social media presence for the four Marketplace properties, oversaw special engagement projects, and trained a radio-centric staff on web-friendly practices. She has written for publications including The New Republic, On Being, St. Louis Public Radio, Bustle, and more.
A native of St. Louis, Ariana graduated from Washington University in St. Louis summa cum laude. Previously, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Minsk, Belarus, researching teenagers, social media, and generational change. She lives in New York.
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