Ariyana was born and raised in the Chicago-land area. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and received a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training. While studying at UIC she trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. She has worked as an Athletic Trainer for 6 years in the Chicago-land Area. She has worked with Kids Across America camps as the Assistant Women’s Director for their Servant Leadership camp in addition to teaching and coordinating various youth conferences and camps. In 2008 she began co-leading the Emerging Leaders program at Downline Ministries where she had the pleasure of teaching and shepherding many young women. She has grown in her desire for biblical training and equipping of the next generation. Ariyana enjoys teaching bible studies to ladies at Fellowship Memphis Church, Downline Ministries and in various countries. Her compassion and desire to see women live the single life to the fullest is one of her most encouraging characteristics. After several years of volunteering with Moriah House she has joined their staff as a Counselor as she walks with ladies through their recovery.