Mariah grew up in Portland, Oregon, and has spent seven years in administrative positions with nonprofits and education institutions. She received her B.A. in International Studies from Portland State University and her M.A. in Global Development & Peace from the University of Bridgeport. Mariah is excited to work for an organization that assists gardeners in creating a habitable backyard for people and wildlife. In her free time, you can find her hiking, shopping at local nurseries, reading, and cuddling with her cat, Kami.