While she may have grown up near Los Angeles, University of Utah dancer Ariel ended up working it out for the Utes instead of hometown squads like UCLA or USC. And I'd have to say it's working it just fine for her!
Just finishing up her junior year at Utah, Ariel dreams of heading back to California some day to use her degree in strategic communications to get a job in marketing or advertising. With a minor in biology, she could find herself in a very strange job situation. How, exactly, do you market a biologist? I'm sure Ariel can figure it out.
But don't get confused, Ariel isn't floundering in Utah. She loves her team and loves her school. Now she just hopes she gets a chance to cheer for a PAC 12 champion before she heads back to sunny LA!