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Ariel joined Disability Rights Maine's Children's Advocacy Program in October 2016. Previously, she was a staff attorney in the Civil Action Practice at The Bronx Defenders, a holistic public defense office, where her practice included housing, public benefits, employment, and other civil matters. Ariel earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2013. She participated in the Housing and Litigation Clinic at UVA, helping tenants with eviction issues and other landlord matters. She was also a member of the Molly Pitcher Project, a group that brought a lawsuit that ultimately helped to end the Department of Defense’s policy of excluding women from combat. During her 1L summer, she worked with special education attorneys at Disability Rights Florida, and she spent her 2L summer with the Health Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Ariel holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, where she minored in legal studies and interned for the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee in Boston.