Aria grew up in New York City, where she attended La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, as a Vocal Music major. At the age of 17 she moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Astrophysics.
Upon graduation Aria came to work at Fermilab where she spent almost 8 years in the Accelerator Main Control Room operating the Tevatron, Main Injector, and their associated accelerators & beamlines.
At the end of 2009, Aria transferred to the Particle physics division where she took over coordination of the Minos Underground Areas and the Test Beam Facility. In 2012 PPD management recognized the need for organized facility management, and formed a group for detector operations support of Intensity Frontier and Test Beam experiments, with Aria as the leader. Since then, Aria has focused her interests on the Muon g-2 experiment, and is currently serving as the Installation and Integration Manager for the project.
Hobbies include programming, fishing, and music. Aria has a three year old boy and twin baby girls.