Associate, BlackRock Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Ariel Smilowitz is currently a member of BlackRock�s Investment Stewardship team, where she is responsible for proxy voting and engaging with senior executives and board members of portfolio companies to advocate for sustainable business practices that help create long-term value for BlackRock�s clients. Prior to joining BlackRock, Ariel worked at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm, where she was responsible for the execution of communications, thought leadership, and advocacy initiatives for Merck & Co.�s flagship corporate responsibility program. She started her career at UNICEF, where she supported organizational learning and development efforts to strengthen the technical expertise of employees across all programmatic and business functions. Ariel earned a BA in Government from Cornell University and an MPA in International Development Policy & Management from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.