Mariah Gavin

Bold Challenges Project Manager


Office of the Vice President for Research
1109 Geddes Ave., 1300 Ruthven Building
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1079



Mariah Gavin joined OVPR in 2022 as a part of the new Bold Challenges initiative, which integrates social and technical science from across the University of Michigan aimed at addressing significant societal challenges. As a Project Manager, she supports research teams as they move through the Bold Challenges program. 

Mariah has spent her career working with start-up businesses in various industries, focusing on data collection and analysis to help develop best practices, guide decision making, and create long-term growth plans. Prior to joining U-M, she served as the Senior Researcher & Project Manager for a start-up biotech company developing an oral vaccine platform. In her spare time you will find Mariah exploring nature and cultivating her own backyard jungle.