Arriana Salma Belkin currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Colorado Senate Democrats. She works to strategically implement the caucus' legislative agenda, support and advise Senators and Democratic leadership, and oversee all aspects of the office's operations, including communications, policy analysis and drafting, and outreach activities. Arriana has worked across issue areas, including reproductive rights and voting rights, to advance our state's policies and legislation. She was born in Pune, India, and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. She is a graduate of the University of Denver, where she studied pre-law and sociology.