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

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Christina Badalis
Senior Admissions Counselor

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: Patrick, Powhatan, 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, Petersburg City, Portsmouth City, Richmond, Warren, Westmoreland

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Kelly Beth Clawson
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions


Email: kclawso2@gmu.edu

My name is Kelly Beth Clawson, and I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. I am originally from Western Pennsylvania and relocated to Northern Virginia about 8 years ago. Read More

Virginia Counties: Albermale, Alexandria City, Augusta, Bedford

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Kelly Cardew
Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an admissions counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

Virginia Counties: Culpeper, Grayson, Greeve, Halifax, Henrico

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Goochland, Hanover, James City, Lee, Louisa, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Norton City, Suffolk City, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Wise, York

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Julia Jordan-Haas

Admissions Counselor

Email: jjordanh@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Falls Church City, Hopewell City, Prince George

Area of Responsibility: Prince George’s County, Montgomery County

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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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Angela Livingston

Admissions Counselor

Email: aliving7@gmu.edu

Hi there! My name is Angela Livingston, but I go by Angie. I’m an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University, and a former Patriot! Coming from Woodbridge, VA, I’d grown up hearing about Mason, so it was always in the back of my mind. After visiting Mason multiple times over the years for concerts, graduations, etc., I realized that I felt at home every time I stepped on campus. That’s the feeling that has kept me here and to see other students feel the same way is an amazing bonus of having this job. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Isle of Wight

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Patrick Money
Associate Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

Patrick Money is the Associate Director of Admissions for George Mason University. After starting as a student employee at the Admissions office, he has spent the last decade as a member of the Mason Admissions family helping students and families find the right college destination. Read More...

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

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Carleigh Pappas
Admissions Counselor

Email: cpappas2@gmu.edu

Hey y’all! My name is Carleigh Pappas and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University responsible for Ohio and Pennsylvania. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for Admissions by becoming a Campus Ambassador at my alma mater, Old Dominion University. Read More...

Virginia Counties: Arlington, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Emporia City

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Western States
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Christina Badalis
Senior Admissions Counselor

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...

State: Alaska

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Kelly Cardew
Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an admissions counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

States:

New Mexico, Utah

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Christopher O'Sullivan

Admissions Counselor

Email: cosulli@gmu.edu

My name is Chris O’Sullivan, and I am the California Regional Admission Counselor at George Mason University. I was born in sunny San Diego and spent my formative years on California’s Central Coast. I made my way up to Northern California for college and earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in History at Sonoma State University. Read More...

States: California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

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Julia Jordan-Haas

Admissions Counselor

Email: jjordanh@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

States: Hawaii, Wyoming

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Carleigh Pappas
Admissions Counselor

Email: cpappas2@gmu.edu

Hey y’all! My name is Carleigh Pappas and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University responsible for Ohio and Pennsylvania. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for Admissions by becoming a Campus Ambassador at my alma mater, Old Dominion University. Read More...

States: Montana

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: Arizona, Texas

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Julia Jordan-Hass

Admissions Counselor

Email: jjordanh@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

States: North Dakota

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Angela Livingston

Admissions Counselor

Email: aliving7@gmu.edu

Hi there! My name is Angela Livingston, but I go by Angie. I’m an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University, and a former Patriot! Coming from Woodbridge, VA, I’d grown up hearing about Mason, so it was always in the back of my mind. After visiting Mason multiple times over the years for concerts, graduations, etc., I realized that I felt at home every time I stepped on campus. That’s the feeling that has kept me here and to see other students feel the same way is an amazing bonus of having this job. Read More...

States: South Dakota

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Patrick Money
Associate 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: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin

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Staff photo: Carleigh pappas

Carleigh Pappas
Admissions Counselor

Email: cpappas2@gmu.edu

Hey y’all! My name is Carleigh Pappas and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University responsible for Ohio and Pennsylvania. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for Admissions by becoming a Campus Ambassador at my alma mater, Old Dominion University. Read More...

States: Michigan, Pennsylvania (excluding Pittsburgh and Philadelphia), Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma Montana

Northeastern States
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Christina Badalis
Senior Admissions Counselor

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, Kentucky, West Virginia

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Melissa A Bevacqua
Director of Undergraduate Admissions


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States:DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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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 - Great Boston area, PA - Philadelphia

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Staff photo: Kelly Cardew (2018) (360px)

Kelly Cardew
Admissions Counselor


Email: kcardew@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Kelly Cardew and I’m an admissions counselor here at George Mason University. Originally from South Carolina, I’m excited to join the team and bring a little bit of the south to Northern Virginia. I’m on the hunt for real sweet tea, so if you know a place please let me know! J Read More

States: Connecticut

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

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Rachel Cleaver
Associate Director K12 Partnerships


Email: rcleave2@gmu.edu

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States:

Area Responsible: Washington, D.C.

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

Area Responsible: New Jersey-Northern New Jersey, New York - Long Island, New York City

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Julia Jordan-Haas

Admissions Counselor

Email: jjordanh@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Julia Jordan-Haas and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University. While applying to universities, I found my interactions with admissions counselors to be quite formative in the application process. Read More...

States: Maryland

Area of Responsibility: Maryland - Prince George’s County, Montgomery County

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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:

Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Area of Responsibility: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode island, Vermont

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Angela Livingston

Admissions Counselor

Email: aliving7@gmu.edu

Hi there! My name is Angela Livingston, but I go by Angie. I’m an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University, and a former Patriot! Coming from Woodbridge, VA, I’d grown up hearing about Mason, so it was always in the back of my mind. After visiting Mason multiple times over the years for concerts, graduations, etc., I realized that I felt at home every time I stepped on campus. That’s the feeling that has kept me here and to see other students feel the same way is an amazing bonus of having this job. Read More...

States: Maryland

Area of Responsibility: Maryland - Baltimore, Baltimore City, Eastern Shore

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Patrick Money
Associate 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...

Area Responsible: PA - Pittsburgh area

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Carleigh Pappas
Admissions Counselor

Email: cpappas2@gmu.edu

Hey y’all! My name is Carleigh Pappas and I am the Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University responsible for Ohio and Pennsylvania. During my collegiate experience, I quickly found my passion for Admissions by becoming a Campus Ambassador at my alma mater, Old Dominion University. Read More...

States: Pennsylvania

Area of Responsibility: PA except Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

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Southeastern States

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Christina Badalis
Senior Admissions Counselor

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, Louisiana

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Carla Goodwin
Admissions Counselor


Email: cgoodwi6@gmu.edu

So I hear that you want to be a Patriot! My name is Carla Goodwin and I am beyond excited to help guide you along this journey as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Read More...

States:

Arkansas, Kansas

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Jeff Fusco
Southeastern Regional Recruiter


Email: jfusco@gmu.edu

Hello! My name is Jeff Fusco and I am one of the Southeast Regional Recruiters for George Mason University. I’m originally from Massachusetts and chose to attend Mason as an out-of-state student. I know just how exciting and scary it can be to move across state lines for college and I want to be a resource to you throughout that journey

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from George Mason in May 2013. Shortly after graduation I relocated to Tampa, FL to study at the University of South Florida. I graduated from USF in May 2015 with my Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs. Prior to starting in my current role at Mason, I’ve worked at the University of South Florida, The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Florida Atlantic University. Read More

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

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United States Territories
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Christina Badalis
Senior Admissions Counselor

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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Patrick Money
Associate Director of Admissions

Email: fmoney@gmu.edu

Patrick Money is the Associate Director of Admissions for George Mason University. After starting as a student employee at the Admissions office, he has spent the last decade as a member of the Mason Admissions family helping students and families find the right college destination. 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

Dennix Averion,  Senior Admissions Counselor

Hello! My name is Dennix Averion and I am the International Admissions Counselor for George Mason University. I first came to Mason as an undergraduate student studying Marketing and Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. During my time as a student, I was highly involved with the Filipino Cultural Association on campus and worked as a student leader for FIND, Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young Filipino American college students. I greatly enjoyed my time at Mason and I am always excited whenever I get to share my experience with prospective students, especially international students!

My experience working as an undergraduate student admissions assistant for Mason’s international recruitment team aided in my becoming passionate about higher education and working with international students. After completing my Bachelor of Arts, I transitioned into the Document and Credential Specialist role, evaluating international coursework for our international graduate applicants before making my way back to the international recruitment team in my current position. I love that my work has a hand in further developing the growing diversity and global understanding on campus.

I consider myself an international student in my own right, being born in Manila, Philippines and immigrating to the state of Virginia in my formative years. I have firsthand experience in diving into a culture that was not particularly my own at first and understanding the uncertainty and excitement that comes with it. I was the first in my family to attend a US institution and had to learn how to navigate the intricacies of U.S. higher education for myself. It brings me great personal satisfaction that I am able to help international students learn about all of the exciting opportunities a US education can provide.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Mason! I am more than happy and willing to help with the college admissions process. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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!”

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