Originally from Milwaukee, WI Ariyana Dryden is a freshman who selected UWEC because of the Blugold Beginnings Program and all the cultural diversity it has to offer, along with the rigorous academic curriculum. She is currently an active member of the Black Student Alliance and exploring other co-curricular opportunities. Her passion lies with helping others and she plans to complete a degree in Special Education- Specific Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education with a Minor in Dance. Ariyana is a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan and enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Ariyana is currently working with Dr. Johnson as her new Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity intern. Together we will tackle many projects to make this University as welcoming and supportive as possible.