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Graduate Student

About Ariana

My personal mission centers health equity by naming structural systems causing inequities. I am on the tech job market, aspiring for a career as an ethnographer in industry.

Research Interests

Care, food, farmworker health, Florida

Research Background

My research examines food sharing as a form of care among the im/migrant farmworker community in Immokalee, Florida.


PhD, University of North Carolina, Pending; MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2015; BS, University of South Florida, 2011


Chao, Sophie, Jessica Hardin, Megan Carney, Hanna Garth, Ariana Ávila, Lupita Vasquez, Sarah Elton, Terese Gagnon, and Pallavi Laximikanth. “Metabolic (in)justice: nutrition & nourishment in the teeth of racial colonial capitalism.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2023. In-Person. October 16, 2023.

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