Ariana Chavez

Ariana Chávez

Expertise: Social Sciences, Personal Finance
Title: Fact Checker
Education: UC San Diego, The University of Chicago
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA


  • Over a decade of professional experience in research, editing, and writing
  • Fact-checks finance and investing content from The Balance to ensure facts cited are accurate and adequately sourced
  • Experienced working on content ranging from U.S. socioeconomic history to personal finance


Ariana has over a decade of professional experience in research, editing, and writing. She has spent time working in academia and digital publishing, specifically with content related to U.S. socioeconomic history and personal finance among other topics. As a fact-checker for The Balance since 2020, she leverages this background to ensure that facts cited in articles are accurate and appropriately sourced.


Ariana received a Bachelor of Arts from UC San Diego and a Master of Arts from The University of Chicago.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.