Ariana Garbers

A passionate, hard working enthusiastic high school senior eager to pursue a career in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Self driven fitness enthusiast and instructor.


Intern at Invention Studio Maker Space GA Tech

May – August 2019

  • Worked as a Provisional Prototyping Instructor helping undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members with projects and machines
  • Experience operating and maintaining waterjet, manual lathe, manual mill, sheet metal brake, table saw, jointer, planer, laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, electronics shop, paint booth, and more
  • As a personal project, refurbished 40-year-old Pachinko machine; drew and 3D printed replacement parts and repaired mechanical and  electrical systems
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Youngest person to be certified as an instructor for Pop Pilates: popular fitness program
  • Active member of POP Pilates online community, #1 fitness program on YouTube
  • One of the youngest people to earn  Athletics and Fitness Association of America national certification
  • Only dual enrollment student to earn paid group fitness instructor position for Kennesaw State University
Outreach Lead, East Cobb Robotics FRC


  • Led a team of students responsible for winning top award at recent FIRST Robotics competition; team ranked 1st statewide
  • Organized and presented at over 30 community / industry / government outreach events and youth STEM camps
  • Developed and used technical/organizational problem solving skills alongside experienced industry mentor
Team Captain, East Cobb Robotics FTC

JULY 2017 – APRIL 2018

  • Led a team of 15 students to win the State Championship
  • Organized and ran events, taught presentation skills, built a robot, created a notebook that documented entire season
  • Taught children at outreach events and worked with engineers in the field 
Child and pet care business

2014 – PRESENT

  • Served over 20 neighborhood families
  • Enriched babysitting- help kids with homework, read to kids, etc
  • Kids ranging from 10 months-12 yrs
  • Pet Sitting- walk, feed, medicate, and brush pets

Volunteer Work

FIRST Robotics 12 years, ongoing
  • Active member of GA FTC planning committee
  • Volunteered at various levels of competition
  • Resetting fields, coordinating events, talking to teams, manning practice fields, demonstrated robots
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue <1 year, ongoing
  • Walk and feed dogs
  • Help keep facility clean
  • Ensure that every animal gets some love
  • Take dogs on day trips
Key Skills
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Energetic, can-do attitude
  • Organization

Dean’s List Winner: this award recognizes a student on FIRST robotics team that excels at leadership and teamwork. Awarded to 10  students internationally annually

Nominated for WIT girl of the year: this award recognizes a girl with a strong interest in STEM who is highly involved with the WIT program

Technical Skills
  • Soldering/ Basic electronics
  • Technical writing 
  • Adobe Premiere, After Effects
  • SolidWorks
  • Red Cross Adult and Child CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Pop Pilates Instructor
  • American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor

Senior in high school at homeschool/Dual Enrollment Honors Program at KSU; current GPA > 4.0