Arielle is a Senior, Secondary English Education major at The University of Mississippi and is a native of Tunica, MS. As an education major, Arielle has stimulated a passion for educating students on the importance of literacy. In her spare time, Arielle enjoys reading African American literature, competing in pageants, and spending time with her friends and family. Arielle's heart for service led her to create her personal platform, Literacy L.I.G.H.T.S, which stands for Literacy Lets Individuals Gain Height to Success to combat the illiteracy rate in the state of Mississippi. In addition, Arielle volunteers and advocates for literacy programs such as JumpStart and the Lafayette Literacy Council. She also volunteers as an English teacher for a tutoring program called the Marks Education Project under the School of Education. Among her passion for literacy education, Arielle has a strong desire to build more informed and aware U.S. citizens through her future work as a Lawyer, Educator, and Policymaker. Arielle currently serves as The Black Student Union President and a Senator in the Associated Student Body.