Mariah Shafer



Outreach Director, Refugee Development Center

About Mariah

Mariah Shafer is the Outreach Director for the Refugee Development Center in Lansing. As a part of this evolving and responsive team, she acts as a language instructor, home visit specialist, and community liaison. Mariah began her professional career in hospitality management where she gained valuable experience working as an event planner and sales representative for small businesses, international corporate companies as well as government entities. Using her work experience and her MA in TESOL degree from Michigan State University, she dedicates her time to community building and supporting newcomers and longtime Lansing folks as they work to become their best selves.

When she is not working, she with spending time with her family, friends and her plethora of animals.