Ariel joined the ILRC in April 2017 to assist with manuals, practice advisories, and the ILRC’s Attorney of the Day legal technical assistance program. Prior to joining the ILRC, Ariel spent five years in private practice with the Sacramento immigration firm Schoenleber & Waltermire, PC, where she worked on a broad range of immigration cases spanning removal defense, family-based adjustment of status and consular processing, DACA, naturalization, SIJS, U visas, and VAWA. She also briefly volunteered with the International Institute of the Bay Area in Oakland, and Catholic Charities of the East Bay in Richmond. Ariel is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law where she was a student advocate in the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, assisting with cancellation of removal cases for indigent noncitizens, and an editor for the Journal of International Law and Policy. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from UCLA. Ariel is admitted to the California state bar.