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Patriot Profile: Dolica Gopisetty

By Colleen Kearney Rich on October 25, 2019

This year, Mason information technology major Dolica Gopisetty was on a panel of students discussing cloud computing at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., and she so impressed those at Amazon that they invited her to be a keynote speaker at their conference in Seattle, Washington.

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Patriot Profile: Alexandria Petrassi

By Saige MacLeod on June 27, 2019

For Alexandria Petrassi, MFA ’19, a passion for poetry born from childhood has taken her all the way to the role of editor in chief of So to Speak.

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Unpaid Internship Scholarship: Lisa Chill

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

In August 2018, and with the help of an Unpaid Internship Scholarship, social work major Lisa Chill began interning at the nonprofit Action in Community Through Service (ACTS).

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Unpaid Internship Scholarship: Jennifer Lyon

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

Because of an Unpaid Internship Scholarship, psychology major Jennifer Lyon was able to take advantage of an opportunity at the American Red Cross.

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Unpaid Internship Scholarship: Noelia Montecinos-Beltran

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

Noelia Montecinos-Beltran is an art history major whose goal is to become a curator at a museum. With the help of the Unpaid Internship Scholarship, she is currently interning with Mason Exhibitions.

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Kauri George, Film and Video Studies

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 22, 2019

Year: Senior Major: Film and Video Studies Hometown: Centreville, Virginia Switching Gears: With a little push from herself, and before getting in too deep, Kauri George decided to shift away from her studies in journalism and instead follow her dreams of film and video. She wanted to have a hand in every aspect of film,…

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Mihaela Suciu

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 22, 2019

Mihaela Suciu’s childhood and adolescent years present a sobering timeline of abuse, family alcoholism, divorce, and her mother’s death. But for this neuroscience major, those challenges were no match for her determination to persevere and not be defined by what came before.

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Evan Draim

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 22, 2019

Evan Draim spent his first two years out of Princeton University being a voice for people who are still learning to advocate for themselves. What he didn’t realize was that the work he was doing made him the perfect candidate to receive the A. Linwood Holton Jr., Leadership Scholarship.

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Donal Murray, Rehabilitation Science

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 26, 2018

Rehabilitation science PhD student Donal Murray turned his passion for sports into a career.

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Saskia Popescu, Biodefense

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 26, 2018

As a child, Saskia Popescu was inspired by the best selling thriller, The Hot Zone. Now a PhD student in Mason’s Biodefense Program, she finds the story to be far more different.

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