Meet Mariah Williams, New TSM Team Member

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Mariah is the newest member of The Spark Mill and serves as a Project Manager for the team. After spending two years working as a consultant for the federal government at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC, she left to pursue her passion for community planning in communities of color. She brings a wealth of knowledge in qualitative research, community engagement, participatory practices and is passionate about social justice, inclusivity and equity in the city.  If you have ever been through a facilitation with The Spark Mill, you know that we often use the “20 things” icebreaker activity for people to learn more about each other. We asked Mariah to tell us 20 things about herself…in no particular order!


20 Questions

1.     I was born and raised in Harlem, NY

2.     I attended a Quaker boarding school from 9-12th grade

3.     I am obsessed with all things Beyoncé Knowles

4.     I have my B.A in Sociology from the University of Richmond

5.     I am pursuing a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University

6.     I am an ENFJ

7.     Toni Morrison and Edwidge Danticat are two of my favorite authors

8.     I love to dance

9.     I used to dance with a professional African dance company

10.  I love to travel

11.  Lisbon, Portugal and London are two of my favorite cities

12.  A Different World is one of my favorite TV shows

13.  I have one older brother

14.  One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond is Ginger Thai

15.  I am an avid moviegoer

16.  I love sushi

17.  I went paragliding in Colombia

18.  I love candles

19.  One of my favorite albums is “A Seat at the Table” by Solange Knowles

20.  I love to drink herbal tea

 

Please welcome Mariah to our team!  And please don’t hesitate to ask her more about herself.