Ariana Martell is a graduate of Eastwood High School and is the daughter of Dr. Gustavo and Diana Martell. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Legal Studies and Spanish at Texas Tech University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Higher Education.
While at Texas Tech Ariana has been a part of many organizations including Raider Sisters for Christ, TechPR and the College of Media and Communication Dean’s Student Ambassadors. She was also a part of President’s Select and was the Member of the Year for two consecutive years (2015-16 & 2016-17). Ariana represented Texas Tech at the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Hong Kong where she spoke to more than 850 students from around the world. She has also worked at Texas Tech as an undergraduate teaching assistant for anatomy teaching students about the anatomy of the human body. She was an intern for the Office of the President at Texas Tech for three years, but now serves as the recruiter for the College of Media & Communication. Traveling to cities across the Southwest, Ariana shares the opportunities available to prospective students in the college and at Texas Tech.
In addition to her work, Ariana is the founder of SisterHoodies where she helps to collect coats and donates them to the less fortunate in El Paso. SisterHoodies has collected more than 3,000 coats to date and assists Dame La Mano, The Rescue Mission and the Reynolds Home all year long. SisterHoodies has expanded from cold weather attire to household cleaning items, toys, and personal care items. Ariana quoted Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz stating “There’s no place like home” and is proud, honored and humbled to represent her hometown as the 2017 Sun Court Lady-in-Waiting.