Ariel recently graduated from UC Davis in 2016, with her B.S in clinical nutrition. She grew up heavily involved in sports, competing in gymnastics for ten years and then switching to pole vaulting for nine years to finish her athletic career. Ariel currently works as a nutritionist at Sapphire Wellness Weight Management, and is applying to medical school. Her interest in dermatology stemmed from her long- term volunteer position working with burn victims in the UC Davis Medical Center’s Burn Unit. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine where she can apply her knowledge of nutrition, and empower others to live a healthy purposeful life.