Meet Mariama: Our Director of Education


February 6, 2015


What is your superhero name?

Shadow Girl

Why do you work for 826NYC?

Because it combines the two things I love most: storytelling and teaching, and because young people keep it real and have the most powerful, honest imaginations.

Complete this sentence: I am _____ because _____

I am a nerd because awkward.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be?

The Beatles rooftop concert in 1969, or I would have loved to party with Zora Neale Hurston during the Harlem Renaissance.

One thing you believed as a child that you wish you still believed?

Nope. I still believe in magical things.

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: so I could hang out at The Bronze and dance with the crew before hitting the graveyard to slay vamps and other creatures.

What is your karaoke song of choice?

So hard to choose one. I LOVE KARAOKE. Tracy Chapman— Gimme one Reason OR Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child.