Alexis Jenkins, Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territories: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
Favorite thing about Mason: There's so much to love about Mason! I'll pick two favorite things: opportunities and community. Mason opened a lot of doors for me - learning a new language, studying (and later working) abroad, starting a successful a cappella group (shout-out to Mason Some Noise!), research, working as an event technician in Event Services, and more! And the community at Mason is so welcoming; I made so many friends and built meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.
Advice for students getting ready to apply for college: I highly recommend that you plan ahead and give yourself enough time to take your time on your applications. Also, when considering schools, I know it can be hard to figure out which is the right fit; make sure you do your research on schools and take a step back to evaluate which one you can definitely see yourself attending.
Favorite Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia attraction: That's a hard question! I'm from D.C. and spent most of my life living in Northern VA so I know a lot of spots... I think I'd say my favorite is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Freer Gallery of Art and Library of Congress are tied for second favorite!