CHSS Distinguished Alumni Staff - Carabelli

Maria Carabelli

BA Communication '09

Maria Carabelli is an accomplished professional serving as the office manager and finance manager in the department of communication at George Mason University. Approaching her 20th anniversary with the department, Carabelli provides expertise across a range of areas, ensuring that the department always operates smoothly. Her commitment to student success, faculty support, and operational excellence guides the department through both smooth and unpredictable times.  
 
She graduated from Mason with a BA in Communication in 2008, with a concentration in public relations. Carabelli’s education at Mason has provided her with a deep understanding of the field and the ability to effectively navigate the nuances of communication in various contexts. Her educational background and extensive experience have equipped her with the skills necessary to oversee the day-to-day operations of the department and provide invaluable support to faculty, staff, and students.  

Carabelli joined the department of communication staff in 2003. In 2009, she became the finance manager and office manager. Her previous awards include Mason’s June 2022 Employee of the Month and the 2016 CHSS Mary Roper Award.   
 
Carabelli is dedicated to her family, with a deep understanding of the importance of work-life balance for everyone. She brings a compassionate approach to her interactions with colleagues and students.  In her spare time, she loves traveling, spending time with her family, and cooking. Her unwavering commitment, expertise, and warm demeanor make her an indispensable asset to both the department of communication and to the university.