Mariah Wilberg is a nationally recognized, award winning advocate who was recently named as a 40 under 40 in Public Health by the de Beaumont Foundation. Mariah’s passion stems from her lived experiences with HIV and incarceration. She believes that directly impacted people must be involved with changing the policies and systems that affect their lives. Mariah’s current role is the Statewide HIV Strategy and Services Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, where she leads Minnesota’s statewide plan to end the HIV epidemic. Mariah focuses her volunteer work on the criminal justice system. She is a regular speaker at county and state correctional facilities, serves on the Ramsey Country Corrections Advisory Board and several sub-committees, and she helped advocate for the successful 2016 drug sentencing reform. Mariah completed a Master of Public Administration from Metropolitan State University in 2019.