Having returned to her native DC after almost two years working in Southeast Asia, Arielle (Ari) Weaver has joined Citizens for Global Solutions as the Outreach and Events Manager mid-January of this year. She may be our newest staff member, but this isn’t her first time working at CGS.
Arielle started her career at National Geographic, but wanting to focus more intently on advocacy and international affairs, she joined CGS in early 2012. As the Government Relations Research Associate, she helped with our Congressional Report Card and 2012 Annual Meeting, and quickly was promoted to the Edward Rawson Fellowship by the end of the year. From there, having a focus on our membership activities and online advocacy, Arielle was promoted again to Membership and Outreach Coordinator.
With adventure calling, Arielle moved to Thailand in the spring of 2014 to teach English. She also taught refugee children on the weekends and mentored college-aged women through a Thailand-based nonprofit.
Now that Arielle has rejoined CGS, we are excited for the upcoming events and partnerships she has planned for the organization. From Debate Night Bingo fundraisers to making new partnerships with local businesses, Arielle’s enthusiasm is sure to open new opportunities for our organization. By working closely with the CGS chapters (and creating even more chapters around the country), Arielle hopes to build on the incredible work the chapters have accomplished thus far. Her passion for social justice and international human rights is evident, and can be quickly detected if you happen meet her at a coalition meeting or DC event. Her vision for CGS to energize the public about vital global issues will surely be seen in our upcoming Global Town Hall events and webinars this summer and leading into November. So stay tuned!
To learn more about Arielle check out her bio--and her past blog posts--on the CGS website.