Ariel is a SoCal girl through and through—she was born in LA but raised in San Diego until she went back to LA for college. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in History. History and writing are definitely her main jams. She has extensive tutoring and teaching experience with high school and undergraduate students of all levels in various subjects—but not math. Never math. HCC is helping her build even more experience before she goes back to school and gets official training in how to torture—er, teach at a college level. Y sí, se llama así por el personaje de La Sirenita.