Student president of her school and AP scholar athlete at Valley High School. During the summer before her senior year (2015), she interned at Congresswoman Matsui's Office through the "Summer at City Hall" program. She is currently applying to colleges with a goal to study Anthropology. In her college application personal statement, she wrote: "Each day I am slowly breaking the generational curse that has been plaguing my family. Addiction has been a staple crop. Gangs are fillers for the cracks in our broken family tree. Babies breed babies. The fact that I'm not a teen a mother is an accomplishment in itself. I have chosen the road less traveled. I go to school each weekday, work on AP homework, plan my presidential agenda for ASB, attend basketball practice after school, then I go to work at Wendy's to ease the financial burden on my mother. My mission has always been to weed out complacency. I never want to be part of a statistic. I am choosing to break every chain that is holding me down. At Grant Napear's Fairway to the Future golf tournament this summer (2015), Mariah spoke to a reception full of donors and shared how Future Sacramento has impacted her life, saying, "This organization has given me the motivation to dream big because I understand that where there is a will there is a way." To see her speak, watch the Sacramento Kings produced video below, Mariah starts at 3:00 minutes in the video.