College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Meet An Alum

Guilbert Brown

Guilbert Brown, 2013

Mr. Brown is a 2013 MAIS Graduate with a Concentration in Higher Education. He co-authored the book, SEM and Institutional Success: Integrating Enrollment, Finance and Student Access (AACRAO Publishing, 2008) and contributed a chapter on financial aid to another AACRAO book: Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education. His advice to prospective and current Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies students is to "be diligent."

Paulina Guerrero

Paulina Guerrero, 2010

  • Graduated with MAIS concentration in folkore
  • Interned with the Festival of American Folklife
  • Documented her MAIS project in the film "A Story of Plena"
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Shannyn Snyder

Shannyn Snyder, 2010

  • Received MAIS with a focus on anthropology and global health
  • Conducted thesis research on access to water and sanitation in Brazil
  • Founded Water Health Educator (, which provides advocacy and information about water issues. Shannyn is also a faculty member with George Mason University for the Department of Global and Community Health
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