Originally from Atlanta, Aria is a graduate of Emory University, where she received her degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with a minor in Global Health, Culture and Society. She is also a graduate of the Atlanta International School where she received her IB Bilingual Diploma in English and Spanish. She is also fluent in Farsi and conversational in Portuguese. Aria is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, where she studied Documentary Photography and produced photo essays and multimedia pieces on the local Latin Evangelical community. Her work was published in The Portland Phoenix, The Portland Forecaster, and The Common Language Project. She is coming to the Pulitzer Center from the Carter Center Americas Program, where she began as an intern and eventually worked as an Assistant Project Coordinator. Aria is excited to join the Pulitzer Center in promoting independent and compelling storytelling.