College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Meet An Alum

Nicollette Williams

Nicollette Williams, 2014

Graduate Admissions Specialist

Nicollette graduated from the MAIS Higher Education Program in December of 2014. Nicollette made the most of the MAIS program by getting involved in the Mason community. She met student affairs professionals and faculty that became her mentors throughout the program. Since graduating, Nicollette has continued with her passion for assisting students and currently works in the Office of Graduate Admissions.

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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