Mariah Williams

Adjunct Instructor of Health Studies

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    Mariah is the Director of Research and Policy. She holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mariah conducts research on a variety of fair housing topics including access to opportunity, housing affordability, mortgage lending, and foreclosures. She has also conducted research on placemaking and social justice in the built environment. Her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and community engagement has been featured in Next City and Third Wave Urbanism and The Spark Mill blog.

    Mariah has worked as a consultant for a dozen nonprofits throughout the state of Virginia on strategic planning, community engagement, and capacity building. She brings a wealth of knowledge in qualitative research, participatory practices and is passionate about social justice, inclusivity and equity in the city.

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