Mariah is a nationally recognised, award-winning writer, motivational speaker, and public health professional from the United States. Motivated by her lived experience with HIV and incarceration, she is passionate about bridging the gap between systems and those they serve through accessible education, research, governance, and policy and decision-making. Mariah is the Senior Director, US Strategy and Ending the Epidemic for the Prevention Access Campaign. Her background also includes nonprofit HIV education, public health communications, and leading implementation of Minnesota's ending the epidemic plan. Mariah first joined our Emerging Voices programme in 2020.