Ariana Olshan

Director of Grants and Federal Affairs

Phone: (202) 296-2741 x 1024


Ariana is a Director of Grants and Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, Ariana works with clients in the healthcare and higher education industries to enhance their grant-seeking success by helping them to identify, select, and strategically pursue funding opportunities aligned with their capabilities and long-term strategic priorities. Ariana also works with clients to enhance government relations strategies and improve organizational procedures and structures.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Ariana conducted research at a microbiology laboratory at the George Washington University, where she investigated antimicrobial and antibiotic properties of medicinal herbs and spices. She also conducted research to examine variations in international legislation and the effects on global health issues while at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Ariana has spent time domestically and abroad working with healthcare and child service organizations in clinical, educational, and leadership capacities.

Ariana earned a bachelor of science in biology with a double minor in Spanish and psychology from the George Washington University.


Author: “Examining Pedophilia: Causes, Treatments, and the Effects of Stigmatization,” International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, May 2014

Author, “Music Therapy: A Viable Alternative to Mainstream Medicine,” The Triple Helix, July 2013.

Author, ”Los Desaparecidos: Tracing Argentina’s Missing and Their Children Using DNA Analysis,” The Triple Helix, June 2013.