Ariana Cheng is from Dayton, Ohio. She graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in International Studies from Cedarville University, with minors in French, Asian Studies, and Bible. She worked at several different jobs before deciding to pursue law school, including a position as a warranty claims representative at a large eyewear company, and as a legal assistant at a small estate planning and elder law firm in Tipp City, Ohio.
Ariana will spend the summer working at Vilnius Institute for Advanced Studies (VILIAS), an independent research group based in Vilnius, Lithuania, that seeks to further the social sciences and humanities through interdisciplinary dialogue and research. The Institute conducts research covering many fields such as law, criminology, sociology, and more; it then uses this research to address political and social issues not only within Lithuania, but also in the greater European Union.