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.

 

Meet the Team:


 

Melissa B

Melissa Bevacqua

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: admissions@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Northeastern Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. private schools, parts of Montgomery County, Maryland and parts of Northern and Central New Jersey.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Northeastern Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. private schools, parts of Montgomery County, Maryland and parts of Northern and Central New Jersey.

Favorite thing about Mason: The community is so warm, friendly and welcoming to all!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: My advice is to follow your heart in the process. It will not lead you down the wrong path.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The Jefferson Memorial because my husband and I got engaged there!


Meghan Walter

Meghan Walter

Director of International Admissions

Email: world@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: International

About Me:

About Me

Recruitment Territories: International

Favorite thing about Mason: My favorite thing about Mason is the cultural diversity on campus!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Do not be afraid to reach out to us in Admissions if you have a question. We love to hear from students and help them through the application process!

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: I love that I can get almost any type of culturally authentic cuisine in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia!


Eva Bramesco

Eva Bramesco

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email:admissions@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Greater Boston area and parts of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Greater Boston area and parts of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Favorite thing about Mason: If you have an idea and you're willing to work hard, anything is possible here- for students and staff alike!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: The school you choose matters less than whether you're happy with the school you choose. If you head into college feeling excited and confident that you'll be supported, you'll do great things anywhere you go!

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: I love getting an ice cream cone and walking down King St. in Old Town Alexandria!


Pat Money

Patrick Money

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Favorite thing about Mason: Proximity to DC - when you can have access to internships, cultural exploration, sports, and national events on a regular basis....there is never time for a dull moment, but you get to decide when you want to experience it all from the comfort of the Northern Virginia burbs!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Remember this is YOUR process and be an active participant! Ask questions as they relate to your interest(s) and how you/the university can be a great match, and don't forget to start early (not the night before the deadline) so you have time to enjoy your senior year!

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: Nationals Park


Christina Badalis

Christina Badalis

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming. Also helping students who are homeschooled, and College of Visual and Performing Arts applicants from all over.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming. Also helping students who are homeschooled, and College of Visual and Performing Arts applicants from all over.

Favorite thing about Mason: There's no box you have to fit into to be a Mason Patriot because of how diverse we are. Anyone can feel welcomed and be a part of our community!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Your college essay, whether it be written or a video, is your best chance to make your voice stand out in your application, so don't pass it by. Don't be afraid to showcase your personality and give us a chance to really get to know you, quirks and all.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The Smithsonian Zoo.


Kelsey P

Kelsey Poholsky

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: kpoholsk@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Counties in Northern Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Counties in Northern Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Favorite thing about Mason: Our community because we represent a diverse array of scholars, identities, backgrounds, and majors, and foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for new Patriots.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Learn from current students about the experiences in the community, in the classroom, and outside of the classroom. Experiential learning is such a unique part of the college experience, and you should explore what research, study abroad, and internship opportunities exist at your top colleges.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The Shirlington area of Arlington, Virginia. It has some of the best restaurants, walking and biking trails, and dog parks in the region!


Adriana L

Adriana Latham

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: admissions@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Northern Virginia Community College

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Northern Virginia Community College

Favorite thing about Mason: Our student body and the Fairfax campus.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Make sure you submit documents on time and open your email daily for further communications.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: Washington Monuments and the Potomac River.


Dennix Averion

Dennix Averion

Assistant Director of International Admissions

Recruitment Territories: International

Email: world@gmu.edu

About Me

Recruitment Territories: International

Favorite thing about Mason: The diversity! I love being able to walk through campus and hear so many different languages. We are a true representation of the world.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Proofread proofread proofread! Make sure to read through your application (especially that essay section) a couple of times before clicking submit.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: There are so many unique food places to try and explore! Korean barbecue is a MUST.


Marshall Adam

Marshall Adams

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: jadams40@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

Favorite thing about Mason: Our outcomes focused experience. Mason students have the opportunity to take advantage of amazing research opportunities, top caliber internships, and wonderful job opportunities after graduation that are second to no other school in the country. When students leave Mason, they leave with a wonderful degree and a resume that backs up their experiences.!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Don't be afraid to make connections and ask questions. Step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself. The people you will meet in college (classmates, professors, university staff, community members) will change your life.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The Jefferson Memorial. Some of the best views in DC.

 

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Michael Borovsky

Mike Borovsky

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: mborovsk@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Favorite thing about Mason: Location! Being just outside of D.C. you get all the advantages of the big city without actually being right in the city.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Start planning early! Being as prepared as possible will help take some of the stress out of the process.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: Smithsonian museums

 

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Jeff Fusco

Jeff Fusco

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: jfusco@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Favorite thing about Mason: My favorite thing about Mason has to be Homecoming. It's always great to see the Mason Nation out in full force. I love getting to see old friends and cheer on the Patriots.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: College is a match to be made and not a prize to be won. Personal fit is the most important factor to consider

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The National Mall

 

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Chelsea LeDuc

Chelsea LeDuc

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: cleduc@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: New Jersey and New York.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: New Jersey and New York.

Favorite thing about Mason: The Starship food delivery robots!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Don't be afraid to ask your admission counselors questions.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The Monuments in Washington, D.C.


Chris O Sullivan

Chris O’Sullivan

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: cosulli@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: California, Washington state, Colorado and Nevada.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: California, Washington state, Colorado and Nevada.

Favorite thing about Mason: The whole campus community - and specifically the Office of Admission - is a family!

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Be comfortable with being undecided during the admissions process! It's okay to not know what you want to do.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The many options for brunch in the Georgetown neighborhood.


Kelly Cardew

Kelly Cardew

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Montgomery County, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Montgomery County, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Favorite thing about Mason: The opportunities available that allow people to explore their passions and make an impact on and off campus.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Take your time through the process, ask questions along the way, and don't wait till the last minute!

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: U.S. National Arboretum


Carla Goodwin

Carla Goodwin

Admissions Counselor

Recruitment Territories: Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia region and Michigan.

Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia region and Michigan.

Favorite thing about Mason: The variety of opportunities, multi-disciplinary. There is a little bit of everything for everyone.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Do not be afraid to ask questions. The college admissions process can be stressful, but please do not hesitate to use us as a resource!

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: ARTECHOUSE


Alexis Jenkins

Alexis Jenkins

Admissions Counselor

Email: ajenki16@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Favorite thing about Mason: There's so much to love about Mason! I'll pick two favorite things: opportunities and community. Mason opened a lot of doors for me - learning a new language, studying (and later working) abroad, starting a successful a cappella group (shout-out to Mason Some Noise!), research, working as an event technician in Event Services, and more! And the community at Mason is so welcoming; I made so many friends and built meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: I highly recommend that you plan ahead and give yourself enough time to take your time on your applications. Also, when considering schools, I know it can be hard to figure out which is the right fit; make sure you do your research on schools and take a step back to evaluate which one you can definitely see yourself attending.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: That's a hard question! I'm from D.C. and spent most of my life living in Northern VA so I know a lot of spots... I think I'd say my favorite is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Freer Gallery of Art and Library of Congress are tied for second favorite!


Josh Price

Josh Price

Admissions Counselor

Email: jprice27@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: New York City, Northern New Jersey and Hawaii.

About Me

Recruitment Territories: New York City, Northern New Jersey and Hawaii.

Favorite thing about Mason: There are several! Along with diversity as a key favorite, I would definitely say the research. My intention when coming to Mason was to learn, explore, and discover. Both the diversity of people and the research has allowed me this continual opportunity.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Despite this year being vastly different, there is still a fantastic opportunity for you to be creative, innovative, and curious. Especially from an Admissions Counselor's perspective, I would love to see students who both value and take action with these qualities.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: There are plenty, however "Old Town Alexandria" has really stood out!


Amanda Waldo

Amanda Waldo

Admissions Counselor

Email: awaldo@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories:Northern Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware and Berks, Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties in Pennsylvania.

 

About Me

Recruitment Territories:Northern Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware and Berks, Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties in Pennsylvania.

Favorite thing about Mason: The school spirit and the continuous growth and diversity from the student body.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: Do not be afraid to ask questions, and to listen to your gut on what you are really looking for in a college.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: All of the state parks and hiking trails!


Elise B

Elise Bowling

International Admissions Counselor

Email: world@gmu.edu

Recruitment Territories: International

About Me

Recruitment Territories: International

Favorite thing about Mason: How diverse it is! I love talking to students from around the world and hearing about what brought them to Mason.

Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: An essay that lets me get to know you truly stands out! The more I know about a student's projects, passions, and personality, the more I can envision them in the Mason community.

Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: The amazing variety of food/restaurants!