Ariana Novo is a first-year undergraduate work-study student at the Center for Science and Society, studying civil engineering with a prospective minor in sustainability studies. Although she's entering a technical field, she is interested in politics and journalism, finding ways to get involved with the Columbia community through Engineering Student Council, Hall Council, and Spectator. She’s also very active in her New Jersey hometown, having volunteered at local hospitals, libraries, and various service organizations. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. In her free time, Ariana likes to watch and discuss movies with friends and attend social events to meet new people.