Aria is a conduit, constantly bridging worlds; Black and white, movement and mainstream, ethnic studies and finance. She holds multitudes of them all, and the essence of her work is creating for others that which she wants for herself: a world where all people’s whole selves belong. Aria believes that building trust and transformational partnership across differences is the key that can unlock that world, and that building a culture of repair is the path to true belonging for Black people, and all people, in America.
Aria is co-author of recent the publications: “Philanthropy’s Role in Reparations and Building a Culture of Racial Repair” (Bridgespan.org, 2023) and “A Reparations Roadmap for Philanthropy” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2023).
Aria loves trekking at high altitude with just a backpack and no cell service, enjoying a Brooklyn (Lenape Land) speakeasy with the fullest-bodied glass of red wine they have, and long, lively dinners with her people.