Ariella Barker, Esq. obtained her BBA and JD from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She spent several years representing NYC and Mayor Bloomberg in Labor & Employment Lawsuits. Afterwards, she moved to Israel and began doing disability advocacy and freelance writing, in addition to practicing law. When she moved back to the States years later, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair NC 2014 and has since become an avid disability activist advising politicians and the NC Democratic Party on disability rights.