Ariella Yager works as the marketing manager and startup mentor in The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at the Kent State College of Business Administration. In this role, she is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the center as well as creating programming designed to help student entrepreneurs begin and grow their own ventures. In addition, she coordinates multiple pitch competitions every year designed to provide experience, mentoring, and funding to student startups within the College of Business Administration. Prior to working in higher education, she worked to bring multiple startups within northeast Ohio to market and developed strong digital marketing expertise. She enjoys working with students to help them turn their ideas into reality and educating entrepreneurs throughout their journey.