Ara is an Associate at Innosight. She is interested in understanding how organizations can capitalize on changing flux in a given industry and how to capture and scale growth. At Innosight, she has helped clients in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive industries, with projects that have ranged from building and managing innovation capabilities to executing and implementing strategy.

Prior to joining the firm full-time, Ara participated in Innosight’s 10-week summer internship program. She also spent a summer working at a tech portfolio start-up, learning about product management and researching consumer needs.

Ara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics, focusing her studies on development economics, and completed a thesis proposing systems-based research methodologies in the field.

Ara is passionate about storytelling as a way to share ideas and enact change. She co-founded an international short film festival anchored around women’s issues and enjoys following the burgeoning AR/VR industry as it builds a new media storytelling tool.