Ariana is a sophomore attending Duke University and studying Molecular Biology with a minor in Global Health. Ariana’s interest in UNICEF started at a young age when her refugee/immigrant parents told stories of the role UNICEF played in supporting their families during hardship in Romania and Myanmar. She hopes to grow this commitment in her medical aspirations as a (future) doctor to provide health and education access to all underserved women and children. As a bi-racial Asian American and first-generation college student, she deeply believes in youth-driven action. She took it into her hands to found a UNICEF club at her high school to raise awareness about global environmental and educational issues and work alongside local organizations to ensure underrepresented communities aren’t neglected. Outside the classroom, Ariana also cooks, hikes, and watches films.