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Ariel started college classes majoring in web development/computer science at the age of 14. Through her studies and work experience, she quickly realized that she had an eager passion for technology. Ariel became a project manager for a local technology company at the young age of 17 and even helped improve profits for the projects by 20% in her first year. Ariel continued to develop her skills and obtained a tech support job with a very large telecommunications company. Ariel represented NCWIT as an ambassador at the 2014 Summit. After attending the conference, Ariel continued to pursue her desire of becoming a developer. She is now an applications developer for The JM Smucker company. Ariel graduated with her BS in web development in August of 2014. She always received an MBA in January of 2016. She will be graduating with her final degree, an MS in marketing in December of 2016. Ariel's ultimate goal is to become a web developer for an animation company. Her unique combination of education and job experience will qualify her to use her technology and business skills for success.