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Fighting Back

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on December 10, 2020

Haider Semaisim, LLM ’17, fights the terrorism that has plagued his Iraqi homeland by working on the database of global incidents of terrorism with the Schar School of Policy and Government.

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Shaping Policy in Richmond

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on December 10, 2020

Gerica Goodman, BS Psychology ’12, MPA ’15, is the first African American woman serving as a legislative and policy director in the Virginia General Assembly’s history.

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The Center of a Community

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on December 10, 2020

Carla Thomas McGinnis, MA Arts Management ’13, has built a career working at museums, all because of a conversation with her doctor.

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Taking the Digital World by Storm

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 18, 2020

Deanne Kaczerski’s, BS Psychology ’98, the digital executive editor of Travel + Leisure and Departures, has an impressive resume in lifestyle journalism, though none of it comes as a surprise for the ambitious Kaczerski, the youngest person in her graduating class from Mason.

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Mission to Mars

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 18, 2020

Mounir Alafrangy, BA Art History ’10, was one of four crew members, known as analog astronauts, who were selected from a large pool of applicants to be part of Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Mission XX, a space mission simulation to Phobos, the largest moon of the planet Mars.

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So Fresh an’ Fine, a Voice Divine

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on July 21, 2020

Aundi Moore

Aundi Marie Moore, BM ’03, has found the freedom to pursue the performance career she loves while also becoming a top real estate agent in Maryland.

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Turning on the Jets

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 2, 2020

Mason alumnus Nabih “Nino” Dandan has used his swift feet to help him break into the business of minor league baseball as the popular entertainment persona “The Fridge.”

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Choosing His Lane

By Liam Griffin on April 2, 2020

After being shot in the throat as a high school student, Mason alumnus Joseph Sakran was inspired to become a trauma surgeon and, now, an activist against gun violence.

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A Champion for Clouded Leopards

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 30, 2020

Jilian Fazio, MS Environmental Science and Policy ’10, PhD ’16, knows a lot about clouded leopards and is leading efforts to ensure the species’ survival.

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Patriot Profile: Ryan Pfeifle

By John Hollis on March 30, 2020

PhD student Ryan Pfeifle, BA Physics ’17, was part of a team of Mason researchers who were the talk of the entire science community last fall when they discovered a rare trio of supermassive black holes.

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