Ariana Lily Nikmanesh
Ariana is a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) student at Georgetown University concentrating in Global Politics and Security. Additionally, she is earning a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace, and Security from Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Ariana graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, an emphasis in Marketing, a minor in Political Science, and a certificate in Strategic Communication. She also speaks Farsi and Spanish.
As a founding member of the National Millennial Community, Ariana consults for Fortune 500 companies to help them better market their brands to millennials and change the conversation surrounding millennials. Previously, she traveled to Japan through the Kakehashi Project to consult for Japanese companies and promote entrepreneurship as well as collaboration between Japan and the U.S. She has also served as an Intern at the State Department’s Office of International Media Engagement, a Fellow at the United Nations Graduate Fellows Program, a Fellow to the Deputy Director of the MSFS program, and a Business Development Representative at Oracle+NetSuite.
Ariana is passionate about women’s rights worldwide and served on the Oracle Women’s Leadership Board to advance gender equity and diversity within the tech industry. She enjoys hiking Colorado trails, baking Persian treats, and spending time with family.
"I chose MSFS to learn from renowned experts how we can come together to create a positive, everlasting impact on the world."