Producer | Director | Actor
Born and raised in Southern California to a multicultural family of entertainment professionals and globally concerned activists, Aria became obsessed with visual arts and their ability to affect change from a young age.
She earned a Master’s degree in Communications Management (Content Driven Media) 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 over 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 the advancement of orphan and women’s rights in China, Mexico, and the US.
As an actor she was awarded a scholarship to attend 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.
As a filmmaker, she wishes to continue drawing on her eclectic background and production expertise to positively and fearlessly champion new narratives and representations reflecting a broader spectrum of the human experience.