Ariana Mungia is a scholar, educator, and artist with a passion for centering student voice in the arts through curriculum and practice. She is currently a graduate student at CGU, and the program assistant for the Museum Leadership Institute. Working directly with the director, Ariana assists with administrative, marketing, and program development efforts to advance the goals of POLARIS: The Museum Mentor Network. She also currently works with Claremont Museum of Art’s educational outreach program, Project ARTstART.

Ariana holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University in psychology, an MA from Claremont Graduate University in Community Engaged Education & Social Change, and is presently pursuing her PhD in Education at CGU. She hopes to conduct research and advance practices that focus on the intersection of arts education, equity, and students’ voice.