At the Law Center, Ari's work focuses on land and housing, specifically working with groups that are liberating land and creating homes and healing spaces for unhoused and BIPOC people. He's drawn to this work through his relationships with elders who've spent their lives providing mutual aid, housing others, and bringing people together around warm meals.
Before law school, Ari was involved with trans prisoner solidarity work for over a decade. He grew up on Piscataway land in Washington,DC and after going to Swarthmore College, he moved back home where he did harm-reduction work and co-ran an organizing training for queer and trans youth. Afterwards, he moved to Boston and organized Jews around Palestinian solidarity, and disability, racial, and housing justice campaigns. He loves long bike rides along the Muhheakunnuk (Hudson River), backpacking across mountain ranges and forests on the east coast, and studying Jewish texts.