Arianna Montaño

Class of 2018

Arianna was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. Growing up 20 minutes away from the Mexican border meant the Mexican culture very much present throughout her life. She started attending preschool at the age of three in Tijuana, Baja California before transferring to an elementary school in San Diego where English became her second language. She recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Language Studies with a specialization in Spanish.  The importance of education was something that influenced her upbringing and ultimately her career goal. From a very young age her dad would take her and her family to visit National Parks around the country. Arianna has visited Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, and her favorite - Yellowstone. She combined her passion and skills to help Salem Maritime National Historic Site develop a bilingual preschool program for the NPS.