Ariana is one of the 46% of Americans who lives with mental illness. She was born in Costa Rica to a father with schizophrenia, is the mother of an autistic son, and lives with diagnosed anxiety disorder and panic attacks. She is also the founder and CEO of STIGMA, a mental health app whose mission is to get people on the path to healing sooner.
In August 2022, she and her team launched the STIGMA App. 120 days later, Google named it 2022’s “Best App for Good.”
Ariana is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and spent much of her career developing employer branding, DEIB, and social impact content for startups to Fortune 500s. She has appeared on television, radio, and conference stages speaking about social impact, storytelling, and mental health, and is now working with companies to create thoughtful content that shines a light on inspiring individuals whose stories help educate audiences about misunderstood conditions.