The People


Mariah Prendergast

Mariah Prendergast, editor, people, contactMariah Prendergast is a Journalism and Mass Communication, and Political Science, student at the University of Iowa, scheduled to graduate in May, 2018.

She was the Editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, The Waukee Arrowhead, and has been determined to work in publishing or communications ever since.

Currently, she serves as the Director of Public Relations for the non-profit investigative new organization, IowaWatch, and she works for the Iowa High School Press Association.

Mariah will be moving to LA after graduation to pursue her career in communications as well as professional acting and modeling.

Her inspiration for co-founding RIMM was the desire to see young minds connect with one another in a meaningful way, to assure people in the same situations as her that they are not alone in their worries, and they are probably doing just fine.

Marketing Specialist

Sarah Fields

Sarah Fields, marketing, specialist, RIMM, peopleSarah Fields is a Marketing and Event Planning student at the University of Iowa, scheduled to graduate in May, 2018.

Through numerous internships and part-time jobs over the past few years, Sarah has refined her skills in marketing, social media, content creation, and event planning. She has brought all of these skills with her to RIMM!

Currently, she serves as the Director of Marketing and Events for the non-profit investigative news organization, IowaWatch, and she is also a marketing intern with Watts Group.

Sarah is heading East after graduation to South Carolina with her fiance. There she will continue to develop her skills and provide an even broader perspective to RIMM.

Social Media Coordinator

Cassie Bjerke

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Cassie Bjerke is a Journalism and Mass Communication, and Sociology, student at the
University of Iowa, and she is currently on track to graduate in the fall of 2020.
With a double major, Cassie stays quite busy with school and work. However, she takes great
interest in the visual arts and hopes to be able to contribute her love for art to RIMM.
After graduation, Cassie hopes to find a place for herself in public relations. She has plans to
move up north to Minnesota or Wisconsin (go Pack go!) Cassie joined RIMM so she could help aspiring artists and writers get their foot in the door and make a name for themselves. She hopes to be able to promote people’s work and help them achieve their goals throughout her time at RIMM.


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