Meet the Schar School Undergraduate Community

Schar School undergraduate students are active on campus, engaged in their communities, and making a difference in the world.

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JUNIOR ISABELLA D'ALACIO WORKS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Coming from a family of Cuban immigrants, Schar School of Policy and Government junior Isabella D’Alacio has made it her goal to uphold the legacy that her grandparents wished for their family to pursue higher education to fight for issues that matter most to her.

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MEET THE DIRECTORS OF THE SCHAR SCHOOL'S STUDENT PODCAST

Mariam Abellatif and Imani Muguku, Goverment and International Politics majors, are co-directors of the Toddcast, bringing students to the microphone to discuss a wide range of topics.

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MEET STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT, DAVID O'CONNELL

David O’Connell, Government and International Politics major and Mason student body president, has interned on Capitol Hill and been an active part of campus government.

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SCHAR SCHOOL STUDENT DUO WIN 'MOST INTERESTING PRESENTATION'

Sally Kishi and Sasha Silva, Government and International Politics majors, win in a campus-wide competition for their research poster, “Chile: Populism, Nativism, and Economic Uncertainty.”

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HIGH SCHOOL FORENSICS BROUGHT JULIETTE REYES TO MASON

Juliette Reyes, double-major in Goverment and International Politics and Conflict Analysis and Resolution, has a passion for politics and debate.

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SCHAR SCHOOL STUDENT THRIVES DESPITE LIFE'S CHALLENGES

Cassidy Whitehurst grew up with parents who were addicted to drugs and alcohol, and she spent four years living in hotels and cars. Now she’s making the most of her Mason experience as the Speaker of the Student Senate, a Mason Ambassador, and a Virtual Learning Community mentor.

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FINDING POLITICAL PURPOSE IN THE BOLIVIAN UPRISING

Yasser Aburdene, Government and International Politics major, was involved in protests at the Bolivian embassy in Washington, DC against Evo Morales’ questionable election victory.

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MAJOR INTERNS WITH THE SENATE

Joseph Fernando, Public Administration major, develops his political skill in a high-intensity internship in Senator Tim Kaine’s office.

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GAINING EXPERIENCE FOR AN IMPACTFUL CAREER

Schar School Senior Delaney Hertel has interned the American Veterans Center, Radio America, and the National Association of Counties, and worked at the Republican Attorney Generals Association.

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