Mariah is a graduate student at the University of Iowa earning a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication conducting critical cultural, qualitative research on blogging, social media, self-branding and consumer culture. She also teaches an undergraduate course (Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling) where she teaches students how to build multimedia packages alongside feature-length journal articles. She plans to graduate spring 2018 and pursue a doctorate in communication.

She is also a consultant for local businesses, building their social and digital media presence. She was a freelance journalist for The Des Moines Register, covering arts and culture, as well as trends and special sections. If you would like to hire her, please send all information to and visit Mariah’s consulting site HERE. Des Moines Register InStyle Magazine Iowa State Daily