Ari, a French and Theater Major at Ursinus, went onto receive her M.A. at NYU.
In 2012, Ari successfully defended her dissertation ”Developing Theatrically: Staging Agency and Influence in Burkinabè Theatrical Production” at Wisconsin-Madison University.
After graduating from Ursinus, Ari traveled to Burkina Faso to work with a director and playwright and theater troupe who were the focus of her later work on theater development. Ari has continued to contribute to the theatrical community in Burkina, as well as share her knowledge of Burkina Faso to this country.