Ariana Chávez Title: Fact Checker Education: UC San Diego, The University of Chicago Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Expertise: Social Sciences, Personal Finance Over a decade of professional experience in research, editing, and writingFact-checks finance and investing content from The Balance to ensure facts cited are accurate and adequately sourcedExperienced working on content ranging from U.S. socioeconomic history to personal finance Experience 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. Education 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.