Ria (Ariana) DasGupta moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey in 2014. In 2010, she earned an MA in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, where her studies focused on women's human rights in the context of neoliberalism. In 2008, she graduated summa cum laude from Douglass College, the women's college of Rutgers University, with a BA in History/Political Science and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies.
Prior to her move to the Bay Area, Ria was an Interim Assistant Dean for Douglass Residential College. In her position, she developed women's leadership, global engagement and wellness programs for the college's undergraduate population. Until 2011, she was a Program Assistant for the Center for Women's Global Leadership, where she had begun as an undergraduate volunteer. Ria is currently a doctoral student at USF in the department of International and Multicultural Education. In her free time, she dances professionally and runs a contemporary Indian dance company.