Meet a CHSS Graduate

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences boasts more than 67,000 incredible alumni who work and serve their communities in all 50 states and around the world. Meet our alumni whose diverse career paths illustrate the remarkable opportunities for college graduates and showcase how a Mason Graduate is an engaged citizen, a well-rounded scholar, and is prepared to act. 

 

 

Dave Alpern

Dave Alpern

Dave Alpern, BA Communication ’91, is one of the longest tenured sports executives in NASCAR. Alpern is currently the president of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), an American professional stock car racing organization in North Carolina.

Rion Amilcar

Rion Amilcar

Rion Amilcar Scott, MFA ’08 , those who have been to Cross River know that you can’t get there by traditional means of transportation like plane, train, or automobile.

Kiren Bansal

Kiren Bansal

Kiren Bansal, MA Global Affairs ’12, is an expert in international relations with a special focus in evaluating issues and initiatives through the study of foreign policies.

Kevone Bennett

Kevone Bennett

Kevone Bennett, BS Psychology ’14, is a user experience researcher at YouTube Music, and his role is to learn and understand how consumers interact with the platform.

Michael "Mike" Brown

Michael "Mike" Brown

Michael “Mike” Brown, PhD Criminology, Law and Society ’19, has more than four decades of experience in public service, law enforcement, safety oversight, and public policy.

Gregory Fowler

Gregory Fowler

Gregory Fowler, MA English ’95, has been named president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Marisa Krafsig

Marisa Krafsig

Marisa Krafsig, BA Psychology ’00, is the vice president and chief human resource officer for IntelliDyne LLC, an information technology consulting firm. Krafsig’s expertise in diversity, reward and recognition, talent acquisition management, and organizational and professional development has helped develop the company into a recognized employer of choice.

Daniel Lash

Daniel Lash

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS THROUGH MASON TIES

Daniel Lash, BS Economics ’97, is a partner at VLP Financial Advisors, a financial planning firm based in Vienna, Virginia.

Tom LeGro

Tom LeGro

Telling Stories through Words and Images

Washington Post video reporter Tom LeGro, BA English ’98, MFA Creative Writing ’01, was part of the team that revealed then-U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and the subsequent efforts to undermine the reporting that exposed it.

Jennifer Levasseur

Jennifer Levasseur

TRAILBLAZING IN SPACE EXPLORATION

Jennifer Levasseur, PhD History ’14, is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Her collection responsibilities include the museum’s astronaut cameras, chronographs, and material focusing on the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station Pro- gram. Levasseur joined the Smithsonian in 2002 when few women were working in the space history community.

Liana Montecinos

Liana Montecinos

Changing Lives with the Power of the Law

Liana Montecinos, BA Philosophy and Foreign Languages ’09, is an attorney with Benach Collopy LLP. In the face of extraordinary hurdles as a Honduran asylee and undocumented child in Virginia, her education at Mason offered a path to success.

Rima Nasser

Rima Nasser

Rima Nasser, BA Integrative Studies ’08 Rima Nasser, BA Integrative Studies ’08, is founder and lead designer of TEW Design Studio, a boutique and full-service interior design firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Alexandra Sims

Alexandra Sims

Called to Serve in the Medical Field

Dr. Alexandra Sims, BA Anthropology ’09, is a primary care pediatrician and health services researcher at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. At Mason, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, while also completing the prerequisites for medical school.

Quincey Smith

Quincey Smith

ADVOCATING FOR RESPECT AND EQUALITY FOR ALL

Quincey Smith, BA Communication ’11, is an expert in leading marketing campaigns aimed at shifting policies and changing public narratives.

Hodei Sultan

Hodei Sultan

Hodei Sultan, BA Global Affairs ’07 and MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution ’11, has more than 10 years of experience working on issues related to gender, civil society, youth, peace education, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution, through her work with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Sean Sweeney

Sean Sweeney

Liberal Arts as an Entry to the Tech World

The recipient of the Department of History and Art History’s 2019 Outstanding Alumnus Award, Sean Sweeney, BA History ’00, learned the field of cyber - security without undergraduate training in information technology or computer science.

Nicole Tong

Nicole Tong

Nicole Tong, MFA ’07 ARTSFAIRFAX, Fairfax County’s designated local arts agency, has named Nicole Tong, MFA ’07, Fairfax’s first poet laureate, the county’s highest honor awarded to a local poet.

Rhonda Vetere

Rhonda Vetere

Rhonda Vetere, BA Communication ’92, is chief information officer for Herbalife Nutrition and leads the information and technology strategy and technology operations.

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, PhD Cultural Studies ’03 In June 2021, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the newest members resulting from its 2021 election, and they welcomed Deborah Willis, PhD Cultural Studies ’03.

Honorable Roderick C. Young

Honorable Roderick C. Young

GREETING CHSS GRADUATES FROM THE FEDERAL BENCH

The Honorable Roderick C. Young, BA Speech Communication ’89, MA English ’94, is a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, who returned to Mason virtually in May to speak to CHSS graduates.