Mariah was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Southern California (USC) and in 2021, graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Mariah was deeply involved in advocacy throughout her undergraduate career. Through the Public Counsel CARES program, she was able to help unhoused Los Angeles residents secure public benefits. She briefly traveled to Harlingen, Texas where she volunteered for the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project helping to craft case summaries and identify detention status for 100+ children. Mariah also helped develop USC Agents of Change, the first undergraduate civil rights advocacy clinic in the nation. She worked alongside USC administration and her trial advocacy professor to help design the curriculum for the program. She was successful in advocating for a stipend to be included as part of the program to ensure the opportunity was accessible to low-income students.
For three years during her undergraduate career, Mariah taught at Lindamood-Bell, a learning center where she taught reading and comprehension to students of all ages. She worked one-on-one with a wide array of students, including those with a previous diagnosis, such as dyslexia or an autism spectrum disorder.
Mariah intends to focus her career on education equity and civil rights. At Georgetown Law, she hopes to learn more about the forces driving the inequity in our education system and the legal remedies. It is her goal to encourage legislative advocacy for equity of resources and opportunity within our education system.
In her free time, you’ll find Mariah exploring new restaurants or listening to podcasts.