Director of Media and Outreach, Future of Life Institute

Ariel is director of media and outreach for the Future of Life Institute. She heads collaborations with various organizations, and she oversees all online outreach and communication efforts, covering a range of fields, including the safety of artificial intelligence (AI), AI policy, autonomous weapons, nuclear weapons, biotechnology, and climate change. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and physics and a master’s in geophysics, and has nearly two decades of experience mixing advertising, marketing, and scientific research. She’s worked with NASA, the Idaho National Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, MIT, and Virginia Tech. Ariel also recently founded Mag10 Media, an organization dedicated to improving science communication.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… come up with new and creative ways to engage the public in nuclear weapons issues.

I’m looking for partners that can help me… find new and creative ways to inform the public and get more people to take action.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when I participated with the ICAN movement at the UN to ban nuclear weapons.

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… are efforts to bring the Don’t Bank on the Bomb campaign to the US and efforts to change the messaging around nuclear weapons so that more people can relate to the issues.