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Mariah Alvarado


Admissions Counselor

Mariah joined Mines in 2023 as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor. With a background in art education, including teaching art in both Utah and Texas, she understands the transformative power of learning and is passionate about empowering students. Drawing from her own journey as a first-generation college graduate, Mariah is excited to share the many rich opportunities and experiences that Colorado School of Mines has to offer them. Outside of work, you might find Mariah enthusiastically attempting to perfect her hiking skills—though she admits that sometimes her hikes have unexpectedly turned into more of a scenic picnic adventure.


  • Mariah’s an avid gamer. Her first gaming console was the PlayStation One.

  • When she was little, Santa once accidentally gifted the Game Boy Color she had wanted to her older sister!

  • Mariah has met Donny Osmond, the singing voice of Mulan!

  • Mariah grew up on a hobby farm and has owned horses, goats, chickens, ducks, and more. The ducks were her favorite.


Discipline, Achiever, Responsibility, Individualization, Leaner