Mariah Tuffy, MSW, is a trilingual social worker whose true passion lies in living in various countries and focusing on sexual health, cross-cultural relationships, and women’s empowerment. Her current role at Golden Girls Global is Co-Director of Golden Girls Global. She is Melissa Michael’s daughter!
Mariah graduated on the Dean’s List with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Eckerd College. She has worked with adolescent mothers, recent immigrants, foster children, justice-involved youth, in schools, in a psychiatric hospital, with children living on the streets, and created an island-wide mentor program for youth in Puerto Rico. She has also worked as a translator, editor, wedding planner, production manager, and international programs coordinator.
Mariah has been involved in girls groups her whole life and has led girls groups in Boulder, CO, Los Angeles, CA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her specialty is teaching comprehensive sexual education, specifically birth control methods, and sexually transmitted infections.
“I am an avid learner, traveler and adventurer. I have lived in 7 countries, love Caribbean and Latin culture, specifically Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, the beach, Salsa, Reggaeton, and meeting people from all walks of life and cultures. I have been in varying kinds of cross cultural romantic relationships, have many vast sexual experiences, and am passionate about talking openly about sexuality, to assist women of all ages in decreasing their shame and empowering others. Growing up with Melissa as a mother has allowed me the opportunity to express myself and assist others in expressing themselves as well.”