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Mariah Karis

Associate, Programs


Mariah Karis is a Program Associate for Born This Way Foundation, where she helps assist with Channel Kindness, Please Stay, and other programs. Previously, she has worked for Missoula Children’s Theatre, traveling and teaching over 3,000 youth around the U.S. and world a musical theatre production in a week. A recent University of Montana graduate in Journalism and Entertainment Management, and a Blackstone Launchpad/Future Founders Fellow, Mariah launched her small business, The Giddy Thrifter, in the summer of 2021 and went on to place in three collegiate pitch contests, most recently winning third as the only woman semi-finalist in the traditional venture category of MSU50k. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, Mariah is passionate about the arts, female entrepreneurship, and creating a world where kindness and mental health awareness is at the heart of all that is done.

You can follow Mariah on Instagram at @mariahkaris.

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