Player Spotlight ~ Ariana Watson ~ violinist, traveler, humanist

Opus 125, A&H Amati 1610, 1988

“I've had this violin by Doug for years... and it's gone on tour with me to Finland, Guatemala, and Panama, as well as on my stints living abroad.”

Ariana Watson, violinAriana started playing violin at age 2.5. This photo was taken at a wedding on Cape Cod in 2010.

Ariana Watson is the Principal Gifts Coordinator at Partners In Health, a nonprofit international development organization with a dedication to breaking the cycle of poverty and disease in marginalized rural communities around the world. She was formerly a data analyst at KublerWirka, Inc., a boutique strategy consulting firm, where she worked on management and fundraising strategy for large nonprofit clients in the education and arts sectors. Ariana earned her BA in International Relations from Wellesley College in 2008.

Ariana loves to travel and, in addition to the United States, has lived in Bolivia and Ecuador. She is fluent in Spanish, with basic skills in German, French, and Farsi. Her primary interests lie in international law and development. She also enjoys European history, playing tennis, and she has a passion for the arts, having played violin for most of her life. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lexington Montessori School.

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