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Mariah Hennen

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IRB Member
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Mariah Hennen is the Community Advocate at Farmworker Legal Services (FLS) of Michigan, a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program. As the Community Advocate at FLS, Mariah coordinates outreach to farmworker communities and migrant housing, as well as works to develop relationships with community groups around the state. In addition, Mariah supports FLS attorneys in case management and litigation. Mariah has worked with farmworkers across Michigan and has in-depth knowledge on a variety of issues and concerns farmworkers may have, including the H2A guestworker program and labor trafficking issues. Mariah is an active member of the Interagency Migrant Services Committee Outreach and Education Subcommittee, the Migrant Child Taskforce, and various regional Migrant Resource Councils.

Mariah graduated from Kalamazoo College with degrees in Anthropology and International and Area Studies, specializing in Latin America. Mariah has lived and done research in Oaxaca, Mexico and is passionate about the intersections of food justice and immigration justice. Mariah firmly believes in the importance of working with migrants on initiatives that support their communities. Mariah is fluent in Spanish. When not working, Mariah enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

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