Ariana is an engagement editor and reporter at ProPublica, where she works to cultivate communities to inform our coverage. She focuses on technology and problematic labor practices, from Facebook-fueled discriminatory ads to large-scale layoffs of older workers at IBM. Her reporting has contributed to a Gerald Loeb award, a SABEW Best in Business award and a Regional Edward R. Murrow award.
She previously worked as an engagement editor at The Guardian, as digital producer for APM’s Marketplace, and as a digital and audio producer at WNYC. There, she helped launch the multi-platform Bored and Brilliant and Infomagical series, which analyzed information on nearly 30,000 participants’ smartphone habits and earned her an Online News Association MJ Bear Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New Republic, The New York Times, the St. Louis Beacon and Bustle. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and studied on a Fulbright grant in Minsk, Belarus.