Miss Ariza graduated from University of Missouri in May 2014 with two Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Psychology. Juanita was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the US when she was six years old. Since then she has lived all over the country with her military family. Ms. Ariza worked as tour guide at Mizzou, guiding prospective students and their families throughout campus and was also the Communications Director for Film Crew, a student run Production Company. Academically she was on the dean’s list almost every semester of college. Juanita also volunteered at different elementary schools in Columbia, at the Food Bank of Central Missouri, worked with the campus UNICEF program, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Juanita is fluent in Spanish.