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Dr. Ariana Ames

Vice President of Advocacy

Dr. Ariana Ames supports the national team as the Vice President of Advocacy. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Ariana was a Network Director of Operations at Ascend Public Charter Schools, the Director of Facilities at Brooklyn Lab Charter Schools, and a Business Operations Manager at Success Academies. Ariana began her career in the criminal justice field as a corporate investigator on Wall Street and a criminology professor at John Jay College, before transitioning to education to serve disadvantaged students and families. Ariana holds a Doctoral degree in Education Policy from Northeastern University; a Master's in Criminal Justice from John Jay College; and a Bachelor's in Sociology from William Paterson University.

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