Mariyah Salem

Professional Development Working Group Member

Currently Mariyah works at Princeton University in the Davis International Center as the International Programs Coordinator and Student Advisor. In an effort to meet the Center’s goal of enriching the social and cultural experience of undergraduate and graduate international students, Mariyah coordinates fall International Orientation for undergraduate and graduate international students. Furthermore, Mariyah is responsible for hosting a weekly discussion group designed for international students, scholars and spouses to address issues that are common to adjusting to life in the U.S. and Princeton University. Mariyah also works closely with a group of 25 undergraduate students to plan and implement events throughout the year that bring the international community together in a fun environment.

Originally from Tanzania, Mariyah received her undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College and Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. Mariyah worked at Vassar College from 2010-2015 in the Office of International Services planning orientation and cultural programs throughout the year. She also worked at The New School in New York City as the SEVIS Coordination for international student records. Mariyah’s personal and professional experiences have prepared her to understand and develop programs that meet the various needs of international students and their family as they transition to life in the U.S.