Aryanna Berringer: Iraq War veteran, wife, mom of three, business woman, columnist, social justice advocate and author.Growing up the youngest of ten children in a family that lived below the poverty line, finding a way to make things happen was just a part of life. In 2001, at the age of 18 and answering the call of her nation, Aryanna enlisted with the United States Army just weeks after the terror attacks of 9/11 and served with the XVIII Airborne Corp on the front-lines during Operation Iraqi.Aryanna is a Global IT Project Manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies and is also founder of the non-profit American Nutritional Security that works to better nutrition in communities as a matter of national security.In 2017, Aryanna decided to take on the political establishment and ran for Lt. Governor against an incumbent. Aryanna would later end her own campaign and turn her attention to co-founding a political action committee with a mission to level the financial playing field in politics, called Fight the Power PAC.Holding a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, an MBA, and a Master's degree in Public Administration, Aryanna is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Community Engagement at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.Aryanna is a Defense Council member of the Truman National Security Project, an Oxfam Sisters on the Planet Ambassador, BMe Fellow, and belongs to many civic organizations to include the NAACP, VFW, The Mission Continues, and others. She resides just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Daren and three children Donovan, Camryn, and Atlee.
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