Ph.D. Candidate - 2016-Present

Ariana is from Costa Rica where she got her Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering, she discovered her love for research while doing an internship at Virginia Tech. Ariana really enjoyed her time in Blacksburg so she was thrilled with the opportunity to come back for Graduate School. She expects her passion and dedication for science will come into play against cancer. She is a fan of Costa Rican sunsets, elephants and coconut.

B.S. Biotechnology - Costa Rican Institute of Technology