Ariadna Ochoa Magallanes currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Learning Resources Center at the University of Colorado Denver and as an Affiliate Instructor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Previously, she was the Immigrant Services Program Specialist at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to serving as a board member for the ACLU, she is also a board member of the ACCESO ("access" in Spanish) board. Its goal is to assist Denver's Clerk and Recorder and the Director of Elections in their outreach efforts to Denver's limited-English, Spanish-speaking citizens.
She devotes her time and efforts to fight for equity, inclusion, and access to education and resources for diverse communities. She is particularly passionate about education and immigrant rights. As an immigrant herself, she has experienced first-hand the issues many immigrants experience in the U.S. and has dedicated her career and education to better understand and address the issues diverse communities face in the country and the education system. She has found a calling in helping to empower other immigrants and non-native English speakers who, like her, call this country their home. She believes in the power of education and wants to do everything she can to help students achieve their dreams.
Ariadna holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Chicana and Chicano Studies with a concentration in Social Practice from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She also holds a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.