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Mariah D. Caballero

Doctoral Student, Community Research & Action, Department of Human and Organizational Development

Mariah is a second-year doctoral student at Vanderbilt University in the Human and Organizational Development (HOD) Department’s Community Research and Action (CRA) program. She currently serves as a graduate research assistant to the Drinking Water Justice Lab and graduate Research and Development intern for Sandia National Laboratories. Previous to her time at Vanderbilt, Mariah received bachelor’s degrees in biology and geography from Vassar College. After working at the Centers for Disease Control, Mariah was employed as a data analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), in the Drinking Water Management Branch (DWMB). Today, Mariah contributes to the lab’s statewide digitization effort of public water systems, the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) Safe Water and Community Health (SafeWATCH) program, and the TDH Private Wells Project. Her research interests include private well ownership, sourcewater protection, environmental health and justice, Latinx communities, and policy analysis.