KUPU AmeriCorps Intern 2016
Ariana started working with MFBRP as the AmeriCorps intern in Fall 2015 and will continue with the program until Summer 2016. As MFBRP’s AmeriCorps intern, Ariana will be helping to restore native forest and will learn more about the native forest bird populations.
Ariana is originally from Minnesota and studied at Loyola University Chicago where she graduated with a B.Sc. in Anthropology. While in school, Ariana spent her summers working for the Student Conservation Association in Virginia and Missouri. During her undergraduate career, Ariana studied conservation and development issues in Vietnam. This sparked her interest in tropical ecosystems which eventually led her to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.