Speaker Profile

Ariel Jacobson

Development & Communications Director
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Ariel Jacobson is Development & Communications Director at the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, a national organization with close to 14,000 restaurant worker members, 150 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in over 30 cities nationwide. ROC United builds power and voice for restaurant workers using a tri-pronged model that includes workplace justice organizing, promoting the “high road” to profitability, and participatory research and policy work. Jacobson has worked with organizations focused on grassroots community development, the rights of women and Indigenous Peoples, and youth leadership development.