Mariah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Sience from the University of California, San Diego in 2013, followed by her MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory Rollins School of Public Health in 2016. During her time at UCSD she was involved in social justice work as an intern with both the UCSD LGBT Resource Center and UCSD Women’s Center. Her interest in public health, and HIV prevention specifically, was sparked during her time studying and working abroad as a medical assistant with the West Africa AIDS Foundation in Ghana during her junior year of college. During her time at Rollins, Mariah worked for two years as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Women’s Interagency HIV Study at Grady Infectious Disease Program. She has worked with PRISM Health as a Public Health Program Associate since 2016 coordinating the Engage[men]t Study, a cohort study of men living with HIV in Atlanta.