Originally from New York, Arianna attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Art History and Archaeology. She joined the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University in 2011, where she began working as a conservation technician conserving artifacts from terrestrial and maritime sites alike. In 2012, she briefly returned to New York to conserve sculpture for the Central Park Conservancy before continuing to work at Texas A&M University’s Conservation Research Laboratory.
Arianna was involved in the 2012-2013 and 2014 excavation seasons of the Godavaya Shipwreck in Sri Lanka, which became the focus of her master’s thesis. She also worked in Turkey at the Bodrum Research Center maintaining and updating artifact databases and photographing artifacts. Arianna additionally worked as part of a team excavating two Roman-era shipwrecks in the Bay of Kastela Shipwreck Project in Croatia as part of a collaborative project between Texas A&M University, the University of Zadar, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
After receiving her MA in Anthropology and certificates in Conservation and Historic Preservation in 2015, Arianna joined the QAR team as a conservator in 2016.