Meet your Schar Peer Academic Advisors

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Peter DerHagopian

Peter DerHagopian 
 
I am a Government and International Politics Major and current sophomore. I am also a research assistant under the Schar School helping conduct research concerning congressional caucus data. I’m looking forward to meeting and helping you! 

Julia Funari

Julia Funari
 
I am a junior from Blandon, Pennsylvania majoring in Government and International Politics with a concentration in Political Behavior and Identity Politics and double minoring in Data Analysis and Intelligence Studies. I am also a member of the Honors College. Within the Schar School, I have been involved in undergraduate research through URAP (Undergraduate Research Assistance Program) as well as a member of the BASC committee. Outside of being an academic advisor, I am a Mason Ambassador, member of the GMU YDSA, and piccolo player for the Green Machine.

Ana Belen Garcia

Ana Belen Garcia
 
I am a current sophomore studying Government and International politics with a concentration in International Political Economy. I was born and raised in Peru, so I came to Mason in my freshman year. I decided to join the Peer advisor team because I am truly grateful for the advising service the Schar School offers to students to take 100% advantage of their undergraduate studies and I wanted to be part of it.

Anthony Guzman 

Anthony Guzman
 
I am a senior majoring in Government and International Politics with double minors in International Security and Data Analysis. In addition to being a Peer Academic Advisor for the Schar School, I have held multiple positions at Mason over the years including serving as a Community Assistant for Housing and Residence Life and a Peer Mentor for Mason's Student Transition Empowerment Program. As a Peer Academic Advisor, I hope to support students from all backgrounds and in all types of circumstances.  Feel free to drop in and ask me anything about academics, campus life, or any of the amazing opportunities available at the Schar School!  

Kennedi Wilson

Kennedi Wilson

I am a senior double majoring in Government and International Politics and Spanish, and minoring in Public Policy and Management. Additionally, I am in the accelerated master's program for Public Policy here at the Schar school. In addition to being a Peer Academic Advisor, I am an Honors College Learning Community Resident Assistant. I am delighted to be able to support students in this role as a Peer Academic Advisor. I am looking forward to meeting with you all!