We feel so lucky to have a community member like Ariel in our midst. Not only do they have an infectious joy whenever we are all together, they have an amazing amount of insight and intellect.
They are one of the few exceptions of our student community, having had a bit of improv experience in Toronto before googling improv here in San Diego and finding out about us. One of the most interesting parts of their journey is that they jumped right on stage during our open jams and played with students and house team members before ever taking a class! Did someone say BRAVE?!
More about Ariel offstage? They builds tools for conducting experiment-driven design of digital properties such as websites and social media. Ariel is pursuing a doctorate in computer science at UC San Diego where they are a member of The Design Lab. On campus, Ariel is promoting an innovative, inclusive, and informative environment for graduate students in computing fields at UCSD as a board member of Graduate Women in Computing. At Finest City Improv, Ariel is a student, stage manager, resident researcher, and crying-with-laughter audience member. Outside campus and the theater, Ariel programs generative art pieces like Woobles, surfs poorly, and asks waiters if they can make dishes vegan.
Watch and learn more about Ariel Weingarten in their video below!