Arianna is a maternal health researcher, author, and owner of a consulting firm that helps female founders intelligently design maternity leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs.  She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services for service-based entrepreneurs. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist.

Arianna lives, works, and plays with her family in Berkeley, California.


Speaking and Writing

Arianna speaks and writes about the topic of maternity leave as a social justice and economic equity issue. Her scientific work in reproductive health more broadly has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Equity, Advances in Social Work, Ethnicity & Health, Prevention Science, Health Promotion & Practice, the Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, Health & Social Care in the Community and Harvard University’s Maternal Health Task Force, among others.

Over the course of her career she has delivered 50+ invited presentations, lectures, and public conversations to audiences in Canada, the US, Mexico and Guatemala for intimate groups or audiences as large as 10,000 people.

Her first book, The Expecting Entrepreneur, is due out in 2021.



Arianna completed two Traineeships with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US federal government’s Health Services and Resources Administration – one at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities (2008-2010) and another at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011-2012) where she earned her Masters in Social Work and a Master of Science in Maternal and Child Health.


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