Ariel joined IBP in 2018 as the Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge (SPARK) Program Officer. She helps manage the SPARK grants program and supports the program’s activities on the ground in multiple countries. She is based in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining IBP, Ariel was the Program and Operations Officer at the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) where she managed joint proposal development with civil society to apply to international funding institutions. These partnerships facilitated anti-corruption and good governance work in local communities in Central and South Asia, East Africa, and Eastern Europe. Before PTF, Ariel was the Program Coordinator for the German Marshall Fund’s MENA Partnership for Democracy & Development in Tunis, Tunisia. Throughout her time at the German Marshall Fund, Ariel opened the Tunis regional office and provided on-the-ground support for all Middle East and North Africa program activities.
Ariel holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary with a major in Government and a minor in Arabic and is pursuing a Geographic Information Systems certificate from George Washington University.