Mariah creates strategies and systems that drive organizational development and effectiveness.
She joins AI Now after working as the COO of Sunny Bates Associates, a boutique consultancy connecting the people and ideas shaping the future. At SBA, Mariah oversaw strategic growth, organizational infrastructure, client services, and new business opportunities. Prior to that, Mariah was a core member of the Influence team at Year Up, the premier workforce development organization in the country. There, Mariah translated the latest research on labor and education into actionable recommendations for building a 21st century workforce and increasing economic opportunity. Her work at Year Up allowed her to engage a range of influencers and stakeholders, from Fortune 500 executives to Federal policymakers, social activists to academic researchers, in collective efforts to develop new, more effective “cradle to career” pathways in the US. Mariah developed her passion for strategic social change as a FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow. She began her career in social impact consulting at New Sector Alliance and in the Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact Practice Network. Mariah graduated from Harvard College in History of Science, with a focus on Neuroscience