A native of Duncombe, IA, Ariel grew up attending Webster City Schools, enjoying activities such as band and tennis. From a young age, Ariel always knew that she would go to college at the University of Iowa and her dreams were answered! She received a B.A. in Theatre Arts, with a focus in sound engineering. Ariel enjoyed volunteering for the theater department and working with Dance Marathon, while keeping a part-time security campus job. In her free time Ariel likes watching sports and spending time with family and friends.