Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced educator who builds the capacity of individuals and organizations through coaching and mentoring. She is known for her ability to balance rigor with reality, big picture and fine detail, resulting in high quality and sustainable programming.
Formerly an Assistant Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Ariela has also worked extensively in the nonprofit world and in public schools. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Chicago, coaching city championship teams in debate and improvisational comedy. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis and led alumni affairs programming at Teach For America in Atlanta.
Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota. She also has an MA in Teaching English, and a BA in English Literature.
In her free time, Ariela enjoys singing with her synagogue choir, working in her art room, hosting dinner parties, and spending time with her friends and family.