Mariah Amaya

Education Liaison

Mariah Amaya is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Chicanx and Central American Studies and a Minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. Amaya bring extensive experience in trauma-informed practices and research based on holistic child development. Prior to Compassionate Education Systems at NCYL, Amaya worked with infants and toddlers at an early education center at UCLA where we gathered research on infant developmental trajectories. Prior to this, Amaya worked as an intern at an adoption facility, UCLA TIES for Families, where she calculated various self-reported measurements used by clinicians for further assessment of patients. At TIES, Amaya also helped arrange and test the efficacy of their adoption curriculum process.