Mariah Henry is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University from the city of Indianapolis, IN. Mariah is an emerging young leader in sustainability and agriculture. While attending Florida A&M University she devoted her time to various organizations, she served as the vice president for both: Alpha Kappa Mu honor society and FAMU’s Green Coalition Inc., and has served as a student ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. She involves herself with social issues that will positively impact her community while gaining interdisciplinary experience.
She is a recipient of the FIPSE Atlantis Mobility Study Abroad Scholarship, “Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education EU & US.” The scholarship granted her the opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria and study at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. While abroad Mariah was offered a position at FAMU’s, Center for Viticulture and small fruit research, she conducted research on fungal pathogens in Muscadine grapes. She devoted over two years to this project and is a contributing author to her research. As she expands her knowledge in the fields of sustainability, International relations/development, entrepreneurship and agriculture , she is eager to expand her knowledge in interdisciplinary fields, such as small enterprise development and the non-profit sector.
Mariah is preparing for a career in the agricultural business industry, with hopes of bringing innovative products and services to the agricultural/sustainable market. Her overall mission is to promote sustainability and work towards revolutionary solutions to help solve global issues. Mariah’s outlook on sustainable food production and food insecurity/availability has sparked an ambitious attitude to serve others. Mariah seeks to incorporate her agricultural education with her international experiences to engage in a career that serves the world for generations to follow.