Ari pursued a Master’s in Public Policy at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he focused on injury and violence prevention. While in graduate school, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Prior to attending graduate school, Ari was a Special Education Teacher with Teach for America in New Orleans, Louisiana. Through his experiences working with youth affected by gun violence, he became a passionate advocate for utilizing and implementing public health policies to reduce gun violence.