Joanna Newcome is a global affairs major with a concentration in Europe and a minor in German. She is enhancing her major with language study and study abroad.
In summer 2012 she continued her Turkish studies (begun at Mason) in Turkey, thanks to a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State. In fall 2012 she headed to Berlin for the European studies program at the Free University.
Though she has excelled in the classroom, Joanna has given back to the community as well. She spent spring break in Philadelphia helping others under the auspices of Mason's Alternative Break program. She is a member of Habitat for Humanity and a Mason Ambassador.
For her accomplishments in her first year at Mason, Joanna was awarded a Freshman Academic Achievement Scholarship in spring 2012.