Ariane Lewis is the Program Manager for Storytelling at the Law and Racial Justice Center. She supports the RJC’s advocacy and research work and the Access to Law School pipeline program. Proudly, she was born and raised in New Haven. Ariane completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at Manhattanville College. She then completed her Master of Arts and Liberal Studies with concentrations in Women’s Studies and Creative Writing at Skidmore College. Ariane presented her thesis, “Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White: A Discussion on Biracial Female Group/Individual Identity” at Masterworks, held at Skidmore. She worked in the Bridgeport and New Haven school systems before she became a puzzle editor for Penny Publications. During her nine years there, Ariane also worked as a freelance editor, ghostwriter, and technical writer. Ariane went on to complete an additional Master of Arts in English at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She considers herself a writer in search of a question worth asking, a problem worth solving, and a story worth telling.