Victoria George describes history as a passion, and she has used her years at Mason to fuel that passion in many ways. Her two minors, in French and in Middle East studies, have added depth to her education, and she has been very successful in her classwork, participating in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Victoria's interest in history led her to secure an internship with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, last semester. This experience added a challenge of an off-campus commute to her busy schedule as a full-time student, but she found the experience invaluable. She has also lent her time to the Center for International Student Access at Mason, where she has worked as an office assistant, a peer educator, and a peer learning partner.
While at Mason, Victoria has been able to explore her own Greek-American heritage and thereby make the campus environment richer for other students. In the spring of 2011, she and a friend revived Mason's Hellenic Society as a student organization recognized by the university's Office of Student Involvement. Since then, the Hellenic Society has participated in Mason's International Week, hosted soccer tournaments and dance workshops, and has raised funds for charities. Victoria is pleased to have been able to contribute to the Greek-American community at Mason and to the campus community, as well.