Mailin is originally from California but lived in Turkey for almost a decade. Dr. Edward Anderson, who co-authored StrengthsQuest with Dr. Donald O. Clifton, was her personal mentor while she was an undergraduate at UCLA. Through Chip's influence, she went through her own paradigm shift on how people grow, succeed, and thrive.
After completing her degree in Microbiology/Molecular Genetics, she worked with university students in campus ministry, and later completed a master’s degree in Global Leadership through Fuller Theological Seminary.
After working with undergraduates at UCLA, she had several years of focusing on black and Latino students from inner city LA. From there, she then moved to Turkey, where she had the privilege of training students, young adults, team leaders, and managers all throughout Europe.
Mailin loves helping individuals, teams, and organizations learn to thrive by focusing on their personal and collective strengths. Her longevity and exposure to this tool being used in a wide-array of settings gives her flexibility and eagerness to see it positively applied to even more arenas!