As the Science Administrator, Mariah works with and supports all of the research groups at MBARI.

Her major responsibilities are to ensure the department is running smoothly and to help groups with tasks such as: budget management, travel, event planning, generating graphics, creative problem solving, applying for scientific collecting permits, and website creation. She occasionally gets the opportunity to go to sea and conduct science.

Mariah was also a member of the 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium organizing committee.