Mariah Danielle Collins is a senior majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Psychology at Johnson C. Smith University. She hails from Louisville, Kentucky, the hometown of the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. Mariah believes attending Johnson C. Smith University provided her with the clay that helped mold her into the young women that she is today.

As a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor society, Mariah believes that her generation needs to “Be a voice, and not an ECHO.” Her service activities include being a former WINGS leader at Bruns Academy, a peer mentor in the JCSU Sit Lux program for incoming freshmen, a peer mentor for West Charlotte High School, a camp counselor for the JCSU Upward Bound program, and the class queen for the 2016-2017 Junior Class. She is a Fall 2017 initiate into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Gamma Delta Chapter; maintaining a 3.3 grade point average. Additionally, Mariah has interned for MC3 Sports & Entertainment and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for two years.

Mariah spent two of her summers studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey and Sydney, Australia, after receiving scholarships from Syracuse University and Johnson C. Smith to study sport, history, language and culture. Throughout her abroad adventures Mariah has developed an understanding of those from different geographical and ethnic backgrounds. Mariah lives by the quote, “Happy moments, praise God; difficult moments, seek God; quiet moments, worship God; painful moments trust God; every moment, thank God”.