Mariah McInnis is the Research and Outreach Coordinator for the Invasive Plant Management Section within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She also coordinates EDRR efforts within the section statewide. After graduating from Florida State University with a B.S. in Environmental Science, she started her career with IPM working as the regional biologist on Lake Okeechobee. From there, she went on to graduate from Auburn University with a M.S. in Wildlife Science where she researched wild turkeys and the effects of prescribed fire. In 2021 she came back to FWC to work as a gopher tortoise compliance biologist before officially joining IPM again to take on the role of overseeing the sections contracted research with universities, research groups, and federal agencies.