Dr. Ariana Vargas joined the DMS in June of 2020. Ariana was born in Connecticut but spent a significant time of her life in San Antonio, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Research from Louisiana State University.
Since beginning her career in higher education, Ariana has lived out her life’s mission as an educator and advocate for social justice, inclusion, equity, and student success. Her professional experiences include training and facilitation, advising, programming, leadership development, and curriculum development. In her new role at DMS, Ariana will support first-year experience programs, and intercultural, student success, and specific identity initiatives.
Outside of work, Ariana enjoys drinking coffee, watching movies, paper crafting, and listening to true crime mysteries.