Fellow:Ariel Scholl

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Ariel Scholl is a University Innovation Fellow and a Masters of Nonprofit Management and Leadership student through the school of social work at the University of Georgia. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Political Science. She hopes to attend law school following completion of her Masters degree and become a human and civil rights attorney. Although she has been in Georgia for a number of years now, Ariel is originally from Columbia, Maryland where she was born and lived up until she graduated from River Hill High School and left for college.

Ariel's two main passions are human rights and animal rights. Her mother is a veterinarian at a city shelter where she grew up volunteering, so she learned from a young age to love animals and how wrongly they can be treated. She has a lso been a competitive horseback rider since she was five years old and has competed on the University of Georgia's Eventing Team as a student there. This passion along with her love of human rights and advocacy has led her to work for an organization called Adopt-a-Horse which rehabilitates rescue horses to provide equine therapy to sexual abuse survivors in combination with advice on navigating the legal system.

Aside from  this Ariel also keeps busy as a graduate assistant at the university and as a legal assistant at a law firm that specializes in representing nonprofit organizations. She greatly enjoys this work and feels it is helping to prepare her for her career. She has also become involved with a nonprofit organization in Athens, GA called Athens Access to Justice Initiative which helps provide legal help especially on fmaily and probate matters to those in the Athens area that cannot afford or access a lawyer. Someday, Ariel would like to provide legal aid for the underprivileged on an international scale,and has her goals set on working for the Carter Center and for Lawyers Without Borders.