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Professions: Employment Discrimination Attorney and Disability Rights and Inclusion Expert

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Ariella Barker, JD, MPA

Ariella Barker is a dual American-Israeli citizen and an attorney, policy advisor, and communications specialist. She has a BBA and JD from Emory University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a John F. Kennedy Fellow on a full merit scholarship. She has worked internationally across the public, social and private sectors, fiercely advocating for her clients and communities in the areas of employment discrimination issues, antisemitism and disability rights.


  • BBA and JD from Emory University
  • MPA from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government - John F. Kennedy Fellow with a full scholarship
  • From Harvard Square to the Oval Office Program Certification
  • ROI 2019 World Summit Participant
  • Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina


  • Have given speeches on disability inclusion to the British Ambassador to Israel, ROI 2019 World Summit in Israel, LIFE CIL, and RAND Corporation.
  • Have given a Continuing Legal Education course to all NYC Agency General Counsel on the evolution of Reasonable Accommodations.
  • Have given speeches for RespectAbility on compliance with the ADA and how to become more engaged in disability advocacy in honor of the 30th anniversary of the ADA.

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