Ariana D Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta is the Executive Coach for the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program. Prior to her role with LIGHTS, Ulloa-Olavarrieta was the District Director, Interim Director, and the Ohio SBDC Latino Program Director at Columbus State Community College (Ohio SBDC) which serves the business community by providing business assistance for Franklin and the eight contiguous counties. The Ohio SBDC is an award winning center which offers clients the confidential advising services, management training and technical assistance of the Core SBDC and those of programs specializing in manufacturing and technology, international trade and Latino owned businesses.
Ulloa-Olavarrieta has served the New Direction Career Center as a board member and treasurer, as well as the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus as board treasurer. Currently, she serves on the MidOhio Food Bank board and the ACEnet board. Ulloa-Olavarrieta is also a small business owner; launching Bébo Naturals, an organic baby food company in 2010. Community service has always been tremendously important to Ulloa-Olavarrieta. She has been a United Way volunteer, Junior Achievement teacher, Women’s Fund volunteer, taught English as a second language and is currently on the scholarship committee for the Fund for Appalachian Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, she holds a Masters in Financial Economics as well as a BA in Economics with specializations in Latin American Studies, Spanish and German. Born in Mexico City, Ulloa-Olavarrieta immigrated to the United States when she was 5 years old. Currently, she lives in the Columbus area with her husband and two children.