George Mason University

Christina Badalis

Staff photo: Christina Badalis

Christina Badalis

Admissions Representative(s)

Email: cbadalis@gmu.edu

Hello! 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 with a concentration in Global Governance. In the process of obtaining my degree, I was able to dabble in different languages (shout-out to fellow Arabic and Russian learners!), delve into the study of intelligence analysis, and even take harp lessons! I was born in Michigan and the Air Force took my family all over the Midwest, South, and East coast. I’m based in Virginia now, but my heart will always be back in the wide open spaces and gorgeous mountains beyond the Mississippi River.

As a student at Mason, I had a multitude of great opportunities that helped me make the most of my time here. Mason is so wonderfully diverse that anyone can find a community where they fit in and feel at home. I found a great niche in the Honors College and my “Home Away from Home” once I joined the Housing and Residence Life team. I was a Resident Advisor for a wonderful hall of freshmen Honors students and helped them become full-fledged members of the Patriot family. Watching my freshmen grow to love being Patriots is what inspired me to join the Admissions team and I am thrilled to help find the next generation of Mason students.

While at Mason, I also took full advantage of our proximity to Washington DC and the surrounding metropolitan area. With the heart of government and numerous non-profits, think tanks, tech companies, museums, and much more so close by, internship opportunities are endless. I capped off my time at Mason with an internship on Capitol Hill in the Senate, which later led to interning with the House Majority Whip. I learned so much about what’s going on behind the marble walls of the Capitol and exploring all of its hidden nooks and crannies never got old!

I’d love to share my Patriot pride with you, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I’m here to help during the college admissions process and I look forward to hearing from you. Go Patriots!

Travel

Virginia
(Please note: CF indicates a College Fair, and an HV indicates a traditional high school visit)
Event NameTypeDate/Time CityState

VACRAO- College and Career Day

College Fair/Day

9/13/2018 9:00:00 AM

Hillsville

VA

VACRAO- Russell County College Fair CF

High School Visit

9/12/2018 9:00 AM

Lebanon

VA

VACRAO- Wythe & Bland County HS College Day CF

College Fair/Day

9/13/2018 1:00:00 PM

Wytheville

VA

VACRAO- College and Career Day

High School Visit

9/13/2018 5:30 PM

Christiansburg

VA

VACRAO- Radford University College Fair CF

College Fair/Day

9/14/2018 9:00 AM

Radford

VA

Blacksburg High School HV

High School Visit

9/14/2018 1:15 PM

Blacksburg

VA

VACRAO- Regional College Fair CF

College Fair/Day

9/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

Crozet

VA

Monticello High School HV

High School Visit

9/17/2018 9:30:00 AM

Charlottesville

VA

St. Anne's-Belfield School HV

High School Visit

9/17/2018 12:20:00 PM

Charlottesville

VA

Albemarle High School HV

High School Visit

9/17/2018 1:30:00 PM

Charlottesville

VA

VACRAO- Staunton River High School CF

College Fair/Day

9/17/2018 6:00:00 PM

Moneta

VA

Roanoke Catholic School HV

High School Visit

9/18/2018 9:30:00 AM

Roanoke

VA

Hidden Valley High School HV

High School Visit

9/18/2018 11:00:00 AM

Roanoke

VA

North Cross School HV

High School Visit

9/18/2018 1:30:00 PM

Roanoke

VA

North Cross School HV

High School Visit

9/18/2018 2:45:00 PM

Roanoke

VA

VACRAO- College Day Fair CF

College Fair/Day

9/18/2018 6:00:00 PM

Salem

VA

Virginia Western Community College CF

Transfer

9/19/2018 8:30:00 AM

Roanoke

VA

VACRAO College Fair CF

College Fair/Day

9/19/2018 12:30:00 PM

Lexington

VA

VACRAO- Fall 2018 VACRAO CF

College Fair/Day

9/19/2018 6:30:00 PM

Clifton Frg

VA

Piedmont Virginia Community College CF

Transfer

9/20/2018 9:00:00 AM

Charlottesville

VA

VACRAO- Fork Union Military Academy College Fair

College Fair/Day

9/20/2018 1:00:00 PM

Fork Union

VA

VACRAO- Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro College Night 2018

College Fair/Day

9/20/2018 6:00:00 PM

Waynesboro

VA

Western States - Alaska

TBA

Southern States - Kentucky, Louisiana

TBA

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

TBA