Ariel Jacobson is a consultant who works with organizations and foundations dedicated to advancing gender, racial, and economic justice through transformative movement-building. She is passionate about art and storytelling as pathways to social change and liberation.
From 2015-2017, she was a Movement Maker in Move to End Violence, a program of the NoVo Foundation, and is a member of the innovation network Resonance. Previously, she served as Development and Communications Director at the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a national organization that builds power and voice for restaurant workers.
Ariel has over 15 years of experience with a range of social justice and human rights strategies from organizing and direct action to youth-led governance, from public art, to grantmaking, to policy advocacy, with organizations including the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Autonomy and Development, Youth In Action, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and Art History from Brown University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.