Ariana is an HPC/Quantum computing consultant at SURF (the Dutch ICT provider for universities and research centers).

She did her bachelor in Physic in Mexico, followed by an MSc in Physics and Material Science in a joint program between the ENS-Lyon and the University of Amsterdam.

In 2016 she finished her Ph.D. (cum laude) in the Computational Chemistry group at the University of Amsterdam followed by a Postdoc in Polymer Chemistry at the same university.

She joined SURF about 2 years ago to help with the quantum computing projects and is currently working in several quantum projects related to chemistry, quantum internet, emulators, etc., with different Dutch universities.