Ariel joins IFS as a Junior Associate after finishing a defense internship at SIGNAL Group where she focused in defense, aerospace, cybersecurity and border security issues. Before coming to D.C., Ariel worked in financial accounting and special projects for a law firm in Syracuse.

Ariel has a B.A. in Multi-Languages from St. Lawrence University. In June 2017, she graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in June 2017 earning a Master in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Relations with a regional concentration in the Middle East. Ariel also has a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security from the Maxwell School. In June 2016, she traveled to Israel to obtain an Executive Certificate in Counterterrorism Studies from the IDC Herzliya.