As a marine biologist, Mariah has helped combat illegal fishing, improve working conditions on vessels, and studied deep-sea skates.
In June 2018, after 10 years of work at a sustainable seafood non-profit, it was time for a change. Mariah opted to take some time off in the form of a sabbatical.
During this sabbatical she has been scuba diving in the Maldives, road tripped across the US, and has logged many miles hiking. Her biggest adventure yet was hiking 2,200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail on the west coast of the United States in 2018.