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Patriot Profile: Sidney Boakye

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 17, 2021

Senior Sidney Boakye is the first George Mason University student to be awarded the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, a highly selective internship, mentorship, and networking program for students interested in spaceflight.

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Patriot Profile: Dominique Dowling

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 30, 2021

Junior Dominique Dowling has been working to enact social change since high school. She now helps to lead Mason’s NAACP chapter and serves on the university’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force.

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Patriot Profile: Fe Miranda

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

Mason junior Fe Miranda, a music education major, found themselves through the arts and is now dedicated to helping others do the same both on stage and off.

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Patriot Profile: Denys Kuratchenko

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on August 18, 2020

In response to COVID-19, senior Denys Kuratchenko and others from the MIX’s maker community created 3D-printed personal protective equipment (PPE), with Kuratchenko setting up a “print farm” in his apartment.

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ADVANCE Student: Diego Ortega

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on April 18, 2020

After serving in the U.S. Marines, Diego Ortega began taking classes at NOVA to pursue a career in human resources. Then one day, a poster for ADVANCE caught his eye.

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ADVANCE Student: Arlenne Hall

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on April 18, 2020

Hoping that a bachelor’s degree will help her move up the corporate ladder, Arlenne Hall joined the fall 2019 ADVANCE class in the business management pathway.

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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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ADVANCE Student: Sofia Escoto

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 18, 2020

A member of the ADVANCE inaugural class of fall 2018, Sofia Escoto is a student in the biology pathway.

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Amazing Amazon Alumni: Prinkle Lopes, MS Information Systems ’18

By Mason Spirit contributor on December 18, 2019

Meet some of the amazing Mason alumni working at Amazon.

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