Ariana Ceja joined the Center for Race & Gender (CRG) in June 2019. Prior to joining CRG, she was the Program Manager for the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Berkeley Law. During her 10 years at the Henderson Center she was responsible for producing programs such as “Exposing Structural Racism From Within: The Power of Restorative Justice,” “Heeding Frickey’s Call: Doing Justice in Indian Country,” and “The New Prosperity Law: Expanding Opportunity and Reducing Inequality – 50 Years After the War on Poverty.” Prior to her time at UC Berkeley, Ariana worked at California State University, Long Beach for eight years, where she was Assistant to the Director of Judicial Affairs, and also provided assistance to the Vice President for Student Services. An East Bay native, Ariana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Humboldt State University, and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach. She cares deeply about equalizing opportunity for all, particularly in the realms of higher education and affordable housing.