Born and raised in Southern California in a multicultural family of entertainment professionals and globally concerned activists, Aria became interested in visual arts and their ability to affect change from a young age.
She holds a Master’s degree in Communications Management (Content Driven Media) with honors from the University of Southern California and a BA in Sociology (Social Impact of Film and Visual Arts) from the University of California Los Angeles.
For 20 years she has worked and served as Director of International Relations to the Pacific Rim Institute for Development and Education, an NGO holding special consultative status with the UN’s ECOSOC and dedicated to orphan and women’s rights.
As an actor she was granted a scholarship to the British American Drama Academy’s acclaimed Mid-Summer in Oxford program, with the opportunity to deepen her craft alongside theater and film giants including Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, and John Barton of the RSC.
As a filmmaker she is most interested in lending her multi-faceted production experience and expertise to the development of narratives and artistic visions historically neglected by modern mainstream media.