Mariah (she/her) is a writer, communications strategist, and visual artist committed to writing and imagining realities that speak joy and liberation into existence. Her work rests on the foundational belief that words matter, and the words we choose to describe our realities can either reinforce harmful systems or dismantle them.
Mariah has over 6 years of experience developing communications strategies and message platforms that center the voices and experiences of Black people and people of color in education and health policy spaces. She has a passion for strengthening the brand identity, core messaging, and digital voice of community-based organizations and initiatives.
Before joining Change Consulting, Mariah worked with the Education Trust–West, leading communications strategies and digital advocacy efforts that helped win local and statewide policy change. Mariah cultivated her passion for storytelling and advocacy communications during her time as a youth program coordinator, working alongside high school students to create multimedia social marketing campaigns about inequities in their communities.
Mariah is an MFA candidate in Social and Environmental Arts Practice at Prescott College, focusing her studies on clothing as a visual language and the relationship between textiles, memory, and the racialized body. She received her BA in American Studies from UC Berkeley.