George Mason University

Meet Your Counselor

Whether you are just beginning your college search, are considering applying, or are an admitted student, we encourage you to contact your Admissions Counselor to learn more about the amazing opportunities that await you here at Mason.

Have general questions? Email the Office of Admissions or call 703-993-2400.

Freshman Applicants

Virginia
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Christina Badalis
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Patrick, Powhatan, Prince William, Pulaski, Radford, Rappahannock, Richmond City, Roanoke City, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton

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Eva Bramesco
Assistant Director for Honors College Admissions


Email: admissions@gmu.edu

Eva Bramesco is the Assistant Director of Honors College Admissions here at Mason. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process. Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Accomack, Caroline, Dinwiddie, Essex, Franklin City, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Gloucester, Lancaster, Madison, Middlesex, Nelson, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Petersburg City, Portsmouth City, Richmond, Warren, Westmoreland

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Marshall Adams
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: jadams40@gmu.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Marshall Adams and I am one of two Southeast Regional Admission Counselors for George Mason University, working predominantly with students in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. I grew up in Burlington, North Carolina and attended East Carolina University for both undergraduate and graduate studies where I earned a degree in business marketing, as well as my MBA. Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Albermale, Alexandria City, Augusta, Bedford

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Rachel Cleaver
Associate Director K12 Partnerships


Email: rcleave2@gmu.edu

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Kelly Cardew
Senior Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an senior admissions counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

Virginia Counties:
Culpeper, Grayson, Greeve, Halifax, Henrico

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Goochland, Hanover, James City, Lee, Louisa, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Norton City, Suffolk City, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Wise, York

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Julia Fellows

Admissions Counselor

Email: jfellows@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Falls Church City, Hopewell City, Prince George

Area of Responsibility: Prince George’s County, Montgomery County

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Amanda Waldo
Admissions Counselor


Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Hi y’all! My name is Amanda Waldo and am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from Texas, I am very excited to bring my southern charm and hospitality to Virginia and GMU. After graduating high school, I left Texas and attended Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and two minors, Psychology and Archaeology. While at Lycoming I was a student athlete on the swim team and completed faculty/student research and loved every second of it. My experience at a small liberal arts college has prepared me for working with a diverse population which is why I am excited to work at George Mason. While I was college searching I formed a great relationship with my admissions counselor which spurred me into working in the admissions department for 2 and a half years in college. I love the admissions process and understand the importance of making a college decision. I am excited for the opportunity to help you go through this college process. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions. I hope to hear from you soon! Go Patriots!

Virginia Counties:
Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bristol City, Buena Vista City, Charles City, Charlottesville City, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City, Covington City, Danville City, Fauquier, Galax City, Harrisonburg City, Highland, King and Queen, King George, King William, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Lynchburg City, Montgomery, New Kent, Norfolk City, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Roanoke, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Washington, Wythe


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Alexis Jenkins

Admissions Counselor

Email: ajenki16@gmu.edu

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Virginia Counties:
Isle of Wight, Fairfax, Fairfax City

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Regional Admissions Counselor


Email: jfusco@gmu.edu

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and I am one of the Southeast Regional Recruiters for George Mason University. I’m originally from Massachusetts and chose to attend Mason as an out-of-state student. I know just how exciting and scary it can be to move across state lines for college and I want to be a resource to you throughout that journey

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from George Mason in May 2013. Shortly after graduation I relocated to Tampa, FL to study at the University of South Florida. I graduated from USF in May 2015 with my Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs. Prior to starting in my current role at Mason, I’ve worked at the University of South Florida, The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Florida Atlantic University. Read More

Virginia Counties:
Arlington, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Emporia City

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Kelsey Poholsky
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: kpoholsk@gmu.edu

My name is Kelsey Poholsky and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions at George Mason University. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Northern Virginia in 2016 to join the Admissions team here at Mason. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College and my Master’s degree in Strategic Communication from American University. Read More...

Virginia Counties:
Fairfax, Fairfax City, Hampton City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Staunton City, Waynesboro City, Winchester City

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Western States
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Christina Badalis
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Territory:
Alaska

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Kelly Cardew
Senior Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an Senior Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

Territory:
Utah

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Christopher O'Sullivan

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: cosulli@gmu.edu

My name is Chris O’Sullivan, and I am the California Regional Admission Counselor at George Mason University. I was born in sunny San Diego and spent my formative years on California’s Central Coast. I made my way up to Northern California for college and earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in History at Sonoma State University. Read More...

Territory:
California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

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Julia Fellows

Admissions Counselor

Email: jfellows@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

Territory:
Hawaii, Wyoming

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Amanda Waldo
Admissions Counselor


Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Hi y’all! My name is Amanda Waldo and am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from Texas, I am very excited to bring my southern charm and hospitality to Virginia and GMU. After graduating high school, I left Texas and attended Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and two minors, Psychology and Archaeology. While at Lycoming I was a student athlete on the swim team and completed faculty/student research and loved every second of it. My experience at a small liberal arts college has prepared me for working with a diverse population which is why I am excited to work at George Mason. While I was college searching I formed a great relationship with my admissions counselor which spurred me into working in the admissions department for 2 and a half years in college. I love the admissions process and understand the importance of making a college decision. I am excited for the opportunity to help you go through this college process. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions. I hope to hear from you soon! Go Patriots!

Territory:
Montana


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Mike Borovsky
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: mborovsk@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Mike Borovsky and I am the Texas Regional Recruiter for George Mason University. I’m based out of Houston, Texas and am excited to help you on your journey to Mason. I am originally from Wisconsin and have been told you can tell from my accent (though I don’t hear it!), so I’m no stranger to being far away from home.Read More...

Territory:
Arizona

Central States

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Amanda Waldo
Admissions Counselor


Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Hi y’all! My name is Amanda Waldo and am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from Texas, I am very excited to bring my southern charm and hospitality to Virginia and GMU. After graduating high school, I left Texas and attended Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and two minors, Psychology and Archaeology. While at Lycoming I was a student athlete on the swim team and completed faculty/student research and loved every second of it. My experience at a small liberal arts college has prepared me for working with a diverse population which is why I am excited to work at George Mason. While I was college searching I formed a great relationship with my admissions counselor which spurred me into working in the admissions department for 2 and a half years in college. I love the admissions process and understand the importance of making a college decision. I am excited for the opportunity to help you go through this college process. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions. I hope to hear from you soon! Go Patriots!

Territory:
Nebraska


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Julia Fellows

Admissions Counselor

Email: jfellows@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

Territory:
North Dakota

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Alexis Jenkins

Admissions Counselor

Email: ajenki16!gmu.edu

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Territory:
South Dakota

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Patrick Money
Associate Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

Territory:
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

Territory:
Kansas

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Joshua Price
Admissions Counselor

Emailjprice27@gmu.edu

Hey there! My name is Joshua Price and I am humbly grateful for the opportunity to serve as an admissions counselor at George Mason University.Graduating from Mason in Fall 2019, my major was in Communications with a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Read More...

Territory:
Michigan, Pennsylvania (excluding Pittsburgh and Philadelphia), Missouri, Ohio

Northeastern States
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Christina Badalis
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Territory:
Delaware

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Melissa A Bevacqua
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: admissions@gmu.edu


Melissa Bevacqua is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at George Mason University. She loves the diversity of thought, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and welcoming community found at Mason. Melissa brings eighteen years of college admission experience from two different institutions, King’s College and The University of Scranton, both small to medium size private institutions located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Most recently, Melissa served as the Associate Director of Admissions – Outreach at The University of Scranton, a position in which she was responsible for all undergraduate outreach activities.

Melissa has presented her work at regional and national conferences for secondary school and admission counselors, and maintains professional memberships with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Potomac and Chesapeake (PCACAC) and the Pennsylvania (PACAC) Association for College Admission Counseling. Believing in the importance of cultivating relationships and promoting access, Melissa advocates for students who might not otherwise have a voice as they navigate the complexities of the college search process.

Melissa has also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources at The University of Scranton. She has taught in the undergraduate and graduate human resources program, as well as in an emerging leaders program, and was recognized in 2013 as a recipient of the Provost’s Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her areas of academic interest include recruitment, management and leadership development, and organizational behavior.

A proud native of northeastern Pennsylvania, Melissa graduated magna cum laude from The University of Scranton with a B.A. in Spanish and minors in French and Italian. She also earned a Master's degree in Human Resource Administration from The University of Scranton and received the 2006 Outstanding Human Resources Administration Graduate Award. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, reading and traveling each year to Charleston, South Carolina on vacation.

Territory:
Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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Eva Bramesco
Associate Director for Honors College Admissions


Email: admissions@gmu.edu

Eva Bramesco is the Associate Director for Honors College Admissions here at Mason. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process. Read More...

Territory:
Massachusetts - Great Boston area

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Kelly Cardew
Senior Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an Senior Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

Territory: Connecticut, New York - NY State (excluding Long Island and NYC), Rhode Island

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Rachel Cleaver
Associate Director K12 Partnerships


Email: rcleave2@gmu.edu

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Territory:
Washington, D.C.

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Julia Fellows

Admissions Counselor

Email: jfellows@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

Territory:
Vermont, Massachussetts - excluding great Boston area

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Amanda Waldo
Admissions Counselor


Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Hi y’all! My name is Amanda Waldo and am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from Texas, I am very excited to bring my southern charm and hospitality to Virginia and GMU. After graduating high school, I left Texas and attended Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and two minors, Psychology and Archaeology. While at Lycoming I was a student athlete on the swim team and completed faculty/student research and loved every second of it. My experience at a small liberal arts college has prepared me for working with a diverse population which is why I am excited to work at George Mason. While I was college searching I formed a great relationship with my admissions counselor which spurred me into working in the admissions department for 2 and a half years in college. I love the admissions process and understand the importance of making a college decision. I am excited for the opportunity to help you go through this college process. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions. I hope to hear from you soon! Go Patriots!

Territory:
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode island, Vermont


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Alexis Jenkins

Admissions Counselor

Email: ajenki16@gmu.edu

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Territory:
Maryland - Baltimore, Pennsylvania - excluding Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

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Chelsea LeDuc
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: cleduc@gmu.edu

Hi! My name is Chelsea LeDuc, and I am the New York/New Jersey Regional Recruiter for George Mason University. I am a born and raised Jersey Girl, and I am very excited to work with future Patriots from my home state and New York. I fell in love with guiding students through their college selection process during my four years as a student ambassador at my alma mater, Albright College. Read More...

Territory:
New Jersey, New York City and Long Island

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Patrick Money
Associate Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

Territory:
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh area

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Kelsey Poholsky
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: kpoholsk@gmu.edu

My name is Kelsey Poholsky and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions at George Mason University. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Northern Virginia in 2016 to join the Admissions team here at Mason. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College and my Master’s degree in Strategic Communication from American University. Read More...

Territory:
Pennsylvania

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Southern States

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Marshall Adams
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: jadams40@gmu.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Marshall Adams and I am one of two Southeast Regional Admission Counselors for George Mason University, working predominantly with students in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. I grew up in Burlington, North Carolina and attended East Carolina University for both undergraduate and graduate studies where I earned a degree in business marketing, as well as my MBA. Read More...

Territory:
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

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Christina Badalis
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Territory:
Kentucky, Louisiana, West Virginia

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Mike Borovsky
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: mborovsk@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Mike Borovsky and I am the Texas Regional Recruiter for George Mason University. I’m based out of Houston, Texas and am excited to help you on your journey to Mason. I am originally from Wisconsin and have been told you can tell from my accent (though I don’t hear it!), so I’m no stranger to being far away from home.

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I know the whole college application process can seem like a lot to handle, but just know that you’re going to have help along the way and will find a great fit, hopefully at Mason! Please let me know if you have any questions that I can answer.

Territory:
Texas, Oklahoma


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and I am one of the Southeast Regional Recruiters for George Mason University. I’m originally from Massachusetts and chose to attend Mason as an out-of-state student. I know just how exciting and scary it can be to move across state lines for college and I want to be a resource to you throughout that journey

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from George Mason in May 2013. Shortly after graduation I relocated to Tampa, FL to study at the University of South Florida. I graduated from USF in May 2015 with my Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs. Prior to starting in my current role at Mason, I’ve worked at the University of South Florida, The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Florida Atlantic University. Read More

Territory:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

Territory:
Arkansas

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Amanda Waldo
Admissions Counselor


Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Hi y’all! My name is Amanda Waldo and am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from Texas, I am very excited to bring my southern charm and hospitality to Virginia and GMU. After graduating high school, I left Texas and attended Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and two minors, Psychology and Archaeology. While at Lycoming I was a student athlete on the swim team and completed faculty/student research and loved every second of it. My experience at a small liberal arts college has prepared me for working with a diverse population which is why I am excited to work at George Mason. While I was college searching I formed a great relationship with my admissions counselor which spurred me into working in the admissions department for 2 and a half years in college. I love the admissions process and understand the importance of making a college decision. I am excited for the opportunity to help you go through this college process. Please don’t hesitate to ask any and all questions. I hope to hear from you soon! Go Patriots!

United States Territories
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Christina Badalis
Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Territory:
Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Patrick Money
Associate Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

Patrick Money is the Associate Director of Admissions for George Mason University. After starting as a student employee at the Admissions office, he has spent the last decade as a member of the Mason Admissions family helping students and families find the right college destination. Read More...

Territory:
American Samoa

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International Applicants

Have general questions? Feel free to email the Office of Admissions International Admissions staff at world@gmu.edu.

Counselors

Dennix Averion
Assistant Director, International Admissions
Email: world@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Dennix Averion and I am the Assistant Director for International Admissions at George Mason University. I first came to Mason as an undergraduate student studying Marketing and Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. During my time as a student, I was highly involved with the Filipino Cultural Association on campus and worked as a student leader for FIND, Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young Filipino American college students. I greatly enjoyed my time at Mason and I am always excited whenever I get to share my experience with prospective students, especially international students!

My experience working as an undergraduate student admissions assistant for Mason’s international recruitment team aided in my becoming passionate about higher education and working with international students. So much so, that I jumped at the opportunity to work for this very office after completing my Bachelor of Arts. I love that my work has a hand in further developing the growing diversity and global understanding on campus.

I consider myself an international student in my own right, being born in Manila, Philippines and immigrating to the state of Virginia in my formative years. I have firsthand experience in diving into a culture that was not particularly my own at first and understanding the uncertainty and excitement that comes with it. I was the first in my family to attend a US institution and had to learn how to navigate the intricacies of U.S. higher education for myself. It brings me great personal satisfaction that I am able to help international students learn about all of the exciting opportunities a US education can provide.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Mason! I am more than happy and willing to help with the college admissions process. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Elise Bowling
International Admissions Counselor
Email: world@gmu.edu

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Before joining the international team at George Mason, I spent 2 years teaching English in Incheon, South Korea, almost one year living in Taipei and studying Mandarin at the National Taiwan University, and almost 2 years at the Massachusetts International Academy where I helped Chinese students apply to university and become accustomed to college life in America. Just before I accepted my position as counselor here, I backpacked in Europe for 3 months and I cannot wait for my next adventure in a new location.

I am so thrilled to be able to interact with the diverse community at George Mason and in the surrounding Fairfax area as well as to bring a little bit of George Mason into our recruitment abroad! Planning to live and study overseas can seem daunting but I am here to help you in any way I can and I’m so honored to be one of the first to welcome you to the George Mason community. I am excited to hear from you and help you begin your journey with us!

Meghan Walter
Director of International Admissions
Email:world@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Meghan Walter and I am the Director of International Admissions at George Mason University. I grew up in Ossining, NY and came to the Washington, DC area for college. I double majored in Political Science and History for my Bachelor’s degree and received my Master’s degree in Public Administration; both degrees are from American University. During my junior year in college, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. This experience is what started my interest in international admissions! I had a wonderful experience living abroad and I want to help international students have a great experience here in the United States.

Prior to joining the international team at George Mason, I worked at a law school in the DC area for the past 18 years. Through my years at the law school, I worked with both the JD Admissions Office and the Graduate Admissions Office. In these offices, I was the main point of contact for international students enrolling in the law programs. During this time, I was lucky to be able to recruit law student all over the world. Some of my trips included China, Belgium, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, Norway, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, and Columbia.

I am so excited to be part of the international team at George Mason University. I love working with international students and helping them through an admissions process that may a bit overwhelming. Please know I am here to help you every step of the way! I am looking forward to meeting students during my travels and to help them learn about all the great opportunities they can have here at George Mason University. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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