Ariel Xinyue Liang joined ICANN in February 2014 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. She provides logistical and substantive support to the policy activities of ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee that represents the interests of Internet end-users around the world. Previously, she interned at the United Nations Secretariat in New York to assist the marketing communications efforts of the Department of Public Information. She also worked at the Washington D.C. office of Mitsui & Co., where she researched, analyzed, and reported on U.S. policy issues significant to Mitsui’s business in the Asia-Pacific region. Ariel completed a Master’s Degree in Communications at Columbia University in the City of New York and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Global and Transnational History from Vanderbilt University. In addition to her native Mandarin Chinese, she is fluent in English and proficient in Japanese.