Professional Experience: Mariah Parker is a graduate teaching assistant in the department of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia, where they teach classes on reading and writing pedagogy for early childhood educators. They are formerly a research assistant in the linguistics department, where they assisted with Portuguese-English translations, facilitated language acquisition research studies, and edited manuscripts on systemic functional linguistics. Parker has previously taught and tutored English in a variety of contexts. They have also toured internationally as a performing artist.
Civic and Community Service: Parker leads literacy workshops on hip hop, spoken word and civic engagement at local schools.
Education: Mariah graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Modern Languages from Warren Wilson College in 2012 before earning their master's in Linguistics at the University of Georgia in 2017. They are currently a doctoral student in Language and Literacy Education at the University.
Personal: Mariah was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Their favorite hobbies are rollerskating and spending time with their cat, Eggs.