Ariel Parrella-Aureli is a digital content editor for WBBM and a freelance journalist. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism. She has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Block Club Chicago, Windy City Times, Streetsblog Chicago, and more. She also is the editor-in-chief of LoganSquarist, a hyperlocal news site about Logan Square. She likes working with social media and writing about arts, culture, politics, food, social justice, housing and anything local. You can check out Ariel’s published work here.