Administrative Assistant, Department of Global Development
Mariah Doyle-Stephenson is an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. She provides course support, event coordination, scheduling, and travel logistics for students, faculty, and guest speakers. She assists with the Perspectives in Global Development and Critical Development Studies seminar series.
Prior to her work at Cornell, Mariah specialized in student and teacher engagement, curriculum design, and professional development at the k-12 level. She is passionate about teaching and learning and aims to create inspiration in her daily work through collaboration and innovation with others. She brings over a decade of academic and administrative support skills, experience in the arts, and an understanding of local farming practices and community food systems, to her work at Global Development.
Mariah holds a B.A. in Art, with a minor in Anthropology, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During her studies, she worked closely with organic farmers in Alaska on three small-scale production farms, growing and harvesting vegetables, flowers, berries and herbs for local markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. She also hosted tours and taught students about life on a 30-acre educational center at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center. These experiences inspired her love of gardens.
Mariah has a special interest in Indigenous knowledge and local/subsistence food systems. She studied Alaska Native cultures and collaborated with teachers to create an expansion of The Spiral Framework curriculum, which celebrates traditional and modern knowledge of Alaska Native peoples. She loves being in the classroom, hosting workshops, or coordinating behind-the-scenes logistics to support teaching and learning in a variety of capacities.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, connecting with family, sparking new friendships, and exploring the beauty of the natural world.
Warren Hall 240F
Ithaca, NY 14853
md2237 [at] cornell.edu