“I just want to do good in the world, and I know I can do that here.”

Education:  B.A. in Eurasian History and Literature from The Evergreen State College

B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from Willamette University

Research: Mariah still works closely with the psychology and public health departments at Willamette University to conduct original research. Her work focuses on social cognitive biases that lead to racial discrimination. Her original study on the incorporation of dog whistles in court testimony received multiple awards at Willamette University.

Her roles and goals: In her new role, Mariah will take on all things grant related-assisting WHC’s committees, communicating and maintaining grantee relationships, and taking care of everything on the backend. Mariah is also heading our communications. Through building meaningful relationships with grantees, and strengthening social media presence, Mariah hopes to highlight the incredible people behind all the work at WHC.

Hobbies: Mariah is an avid reader and is always looking for good book recommendations. Her favorite book of all time is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón