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Mariah Shriner served as the program assistant for the sustainable energy and environment team for 2020-2021. Working alongside constituents and coalition partners, Mariah lobbied members of Congress, advocating for bipartisan responses to climate change and support for climate justice.

Before joining FCNL, Mariah spent a year with Quaker Voluntary Service, exploring the intersection of community, service, and spirituality. During the year, she served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, co-leading trainings and civic engagement-focused actions nights for volunteers, implementing communication strategy to advance the chapter’s priority campaigns, and guiding engagement on the Jordan Cove campaign. Mariah has also interned for Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and co-founded Sunrise PDX, a local chapter of the Sunrise Movement.

Mariah graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A in anthropology, minors in American studies and history, and a concentration in human rights and humanitarianism. While in college, she spent a semester in Nepal, learning Nepali language and culture, and completing research on earthquake response and preparedness, which formed the basis of her senior honors’ thesis. Mariah also attended the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany as a student delegate in 2017.

When not working, Mariah loves to bike, garden, and just generally get outside in any way possible. She recently completed her first triathlon.