Hello, my name is Ariana, I was born and raised in Sonoma Ca. Growing up in a small town never stopped me from having a huge desire for traveling far. I’ve been to eight states so far, and my life goal is to hit all 50.
I started working with kids at the age of 18 while attending full time at Sonoma State. My jobs have ranged from tutor, art instructor, summer leaders, babysitter, coordinator and director of after school programs. I have worked with ages 5 to 17 but most of my experience is with grades 4-8th and 10-12th. I graduated with a B.A in Sociology and a minor in studio art. I currently work at my local high school as a 1:1 instructional assistant for special education. My job primarily focuses on alternative learning strategies for my students and giving extra assistance with life skills.
I have always been an artistic person, any work I’ve been a part of I’ve tried to incorporate creativity. In 2021 I opened a small business online that sells custom graduation caps nationwide and I still currently do this as a part time job. I have a huge passion in art and travel and of course food. I love traveling, outdoor activities, indoor rainy day activities and of course trying new restaurants.
I might not have kids of my own but I feel it is extremely important for kids to have positive role models in their lives. As my family always says “it takes a village;” and now it’s my turn to help in any way I can in someone else’s village.