George Mason University

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.

Have general questions? Feel free to email the Office of Admissions at admissions@gmu.edu or call 703-993-2400.

Freshman Applicants

Just in Virginia
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Christina Badalis
Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

Virginia Counties: Brunswick, Falls Church City, Hopewell City, Patrick, Powhatan, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Radford, Rappahannock, Richmond City, Roanoke City, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton

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Eva Bramesco
Assistant Director for Honors College Admissions


Email: ebramesc@gmu.edu

Eva Bramesco is the Assistant Director of Honors College Admissions here at Mason. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Accomack, Caroline, Dinwiddie, Essex, Franklin City, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Gloucester, Lancaster, Madison, Middlesex, Nelson, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Pete Saenzrsburg City, Portsmouth City, Richmond, Warren, Westmoreland

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Dylan Henry
Admissions Counselor


Email: dhenry4@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Dylan Henry and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason responsible for the New England region. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for higher education by getting involved in various organizations dedicated to increasing student access to a four year experience. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bristol City, Buena Vista City, Charles City, Charlottesville City, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City, Covington City, Danville City, Fauquier, Galax City, Harrisonburg City, Highland, King and Queen, King George, King William, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Lynchburg City, Montgomery, New Kent, Norfolk City, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Roanoke, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Washington, Wythe

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Kayla McDonald
Title:Admissions Counselor

Email: kmcdon12@gmu.edu

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Virginia Counties: Albemarle, Augusta, Bedford, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Emporia City, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greeve, Halifax, Henrico, Isle of Wight, Newport News City, Poquoson City, Virginia Beach City, Williamsburg City

Hanover, Henry, James City, Lee, Louisa, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Norton City, Suffolk City, Surry, Susses, Tazewell, Wise, York

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Patrick Money
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Culpeper,Hampton City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Staunton City, Waynesboro City, Winchester City

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Kelly Cardew

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Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

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Virginia Counties: Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax Fairfax City

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Western States
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Christina Badalis
Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

States:

Area Responsible: California - All CA excluding San Diego only

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Dylan Henry

Admissions Counselor

Email: dhenry4@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Dylan Henry and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason responsible for the New England region. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for higher education by getting involved in various organizations dedicated to increasing student access to a four year experience. Read More...

States: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Area Responsible: California - San Diego only

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Central States
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Carla Arellano

Texas Regional Recruiter

Email: carella2@gmu.edu

Hello, future patriots! My name is Carla Arellano and I am the Texas Regional Recruiter for George Mason University. I am a proud born and bred Texan. I have lived in Texas my entire life and understand how unique we are as a state. We have strong family ties and a thirst for knowledge that allows us to pursue new adventures as well as opportunities.Read More...

States: Texas

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Christina Badalis
Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

States: Kentucky, Michigan

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Kayla McDonald
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States: Kansas,Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma

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Patrick Money
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

States: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota

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Northeastern States
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Christina Badalis
Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

States:

Delaware, West Virginia,

Area Responsible: Washington DC - DC Private Schools

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Eva Bramesco
Assistant Director for Honors College Admissions


Email: ebramesc@gmu.edu

Eva Bramesco is the Assistant Director of Honors College Admissions here at Mason. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process. Read More...

States:

Area Responsible: Massachusetts- Greater Boston

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Rachel Cleaver
Associate Director K12 Partnerships


Email: rcleave2@gmu.edu

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States:

Area Responsible: Washington, D.C.( DC Public and Charter Schools)

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Dylan Henry
Admissions Counselor


Email: dhenry4@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Dylan Henry and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason responsible for the New England region. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for higher education by getting involved in various organizations dedicated to increasing student access to a four year experience. Read More...

States:

Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Area Responsible: Massachusetts- Massachusetts state, Southern New Jersey
New York ( excluding NYC and Long Island)

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Kayla McDonald
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States: Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio

Area Responsible:
Pennsylvania - statewide excluding Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

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Staff photo: Pat Money (2015) (360px)

Patrick Money
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

States:

Area Responsible: Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh area

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Southeastern States

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Kelly Cardew

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Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

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States: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,

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United States Territories
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Christina Badalis
Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

My name is Christina Badalis and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. I came to Mason as a transfer student after two years at a community college. I graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Read More...

States: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Staff photo: Pat Money (2015) (360px)

Patrick Money
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

My name is Patrick Money, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary School. I had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. Read More...

States: American Samoa

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International Applicants

Have general questions? Feel free to email the Office of Admissions International Admissions staff at world@gmu.edu.

Counselors

Julie Huffman, Assistant Director of International Admissions

Hello! My name is Julie Huffman and I am the Assistant Director of International Admissions at George Mason University. Originally from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley; I am a born and raised Virginia girl that left my small hometown to study at Mason. I completed my undergraduate studies here in 2011 with majors in Global Affairs and Conflict Analysis and Resolution. My time in college included a study abroad trip to the Philippines, an internship on Capitol Hill, a part-time job here in the Office of Admissions, and many fun activities with friends and classmates.

After graduating, I worked several years in admissions at another university but missed Mason and the DC area and was glad to come back to work here in 2013. I enjoy meeting with prospective students to tell them about my alma mater but especially love that my job allows me to work with international students. Unlike some other Mason counselors, I do not have a specific “territory” of students I work with, I get the world! Any student who has foreign education credentials or is a citizen of a foreign country could come to me with questions. I spend time in the fall and spring visiting high schools abroad so you may see me or a colleague in Asia, South America, Europe or the Middle East! You can check the Global Recruitment Schedule to see where you can find us next! It is very fulfilling to merge my career with my passion for international culture and global understanding to help international students navigate US higher education and all that an American degree and a university like Mason has to offer!

When I am not traveling for work, I like traveling for pleasure, cooking, reading and going to concerts. I hope that if I meet you in your home country you can tell me the best food to eat and any must-see places I should visit! In turn, I hope to show you how Mason can be your future, “home away from home!”

International Events

International/Non-U.S. Events