Director, Editor, Writer
Ariel firmly believes that the most important stories are the ones we’re most afraid to tell. She's invested in experimenting with varying mediums and values collaboration above all else. Ariel earned a B.F.A. with Honors in Directing from the John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a degree in Business Administration. There she developed CNT Productions, an intersectional feminist
production company creating socially charged content with a bite. Her work has since been recognized by Outfest, AT&T Film Fest (New Forms of Storytelling), NFFTY (Audience Award), and American Black Film Festival, to name a few. Her script Taste of Soap also received special mention at the 2019 Screencraft Playwright Competition.
In addition to her work with CNT, Ariel is the Director of Digital Live Production at YEA! Impact where she coordinates virtual live events. She was the lead live producer of the 2020 Hollywood Digital Climate Summit, presented by Variety and NYU Los Angeles. She also worked with CNT, YEA! and Scriptnotes to present the #PayUpHollywood Town Hall, which garnered praise from The Hollywood Reporter and can be found on CNT's YouTube channel. Their virtual events have included collaborations with Netflix, Disney+, One Fair Wage, Sierra Club, Abaunza Group, Hovercast, and more.