Ari grew up in a small town just outside of Boston, MA. They moved to California to pursue a B.S. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara and have been loving life on the west coast ever since. Before Merit America, Ari worked for UCSB as a research assistant focusing on the trauma and resilience of aid workers as well as assisting faculty, staff, and students reach their academic and professional goals through instructional program support.
Ari is passionate about mental wellness, empowering others, and helping people find the tools within themselves to feel and be their best which led them to join the team at Merit America. In Ari’s free time you can find them on the mat enjoying yoga, outside adventuring our beloved Earth, or at home cooking or baking something delicious!