SPI Program Manager for SPI-State, ari is responsible for managing logistics and daily operations, supporting facilitation and co-designing the SPI-State curriculum with the Director of Policy Programs. ari is a Peruvian nonbinary lesbian and received their degree from UC Berkeley, where they facilitated talking circles for BIPOC and LGBTQI students. Previously, ari worked in a workers’ compensation law office & a small non-profit dedicated to popular education and community-building. ari loves to be in nature, dance, cook and share meals, and read sci-fi as a tool for understanding our current and potential future worlds. ari resides in Oakland, CA.