She joined CURBS because, as a first-generation college student, research was intimidating and complex to approach. CURBS gave her the confidence and advice needed to find research she was passionate about. Mariyah found value in making research more approachable through the workshops committee and plans to continue this as Co-Director.
Besides her involvement in CURBS, she is part of Down to Dance, Footprints, and Floridance.
Contrary to popular belief, Mariyah believes candy corn is “the top-tier candy”.