Director of the Clinton Development Initiative
Ariana Constant is the Director of the Clinton Development Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation that fosters agricultural business opportunities in partnership with farming cooperatives in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ariana creates partnership networks with governments, private sector, non-profits and civil society. Her work supports the sustainable development of community farming groups through impact-driven programs that promote rural agricultural economic growth by linking agrarian communities to structured markets, banks and other companies.
Between 2009 and 2012, Ariana served in the United States Peace Corps as an Agroforestry Extension Agent in Senegal. Ariana holds both a B.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Management and a Masters in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University. Since 2016, Ariana has served on the Board of Trees for the Future, a non-profit focused on ending poverty and hunger through revitalizing degraded landscapes in Africa. Ariana is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.