Ariel is an Instructional Designer who uses her immense appreciation for good communication to support the Instructional Media Lab and create external facing documentation for many of the tools supported by the IDEAS team. Using her background in audio and video, she assisted students in creating digital stories about their experiences at UMass for the 2022-2023 FLEXperience Project, where she and her colleague, Xime, served as the technical co-leads. Ariel is also the second generation of her Singaporean Chinese family to join the field of Instructional Design & Technology.