Meet a Student

Explore student and alumni stories to see where the Schar School experience has taken them—whether it's participating in research projects, founding a nonprofit organization, or interning on Capitol Hill.

Undergraduate Student Liaisons

Schar School student liaisons are undergraduate students who are interested in supporting prospective and current students in finding a home at Mason and in the Schar School. They are here to answer your questions about the Schar School and Mason as you navigate the undergraduate application and admissions process. 

Liaisons can help you learn about great opportunities in your areas of interest, explore university resources, and develop connections with faculty, students, and staff. We’d love to hear from you! To set up a conversation with a Schar School liaison, email us at

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Fyzah Islam

Government and International Politics major with a concentration in International Relations

In addition to being a Schar student, I am also an Honors College student. I am a former Global Politics Fellow, and I’m the former webmaster of the Bengali Patriots Association.

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Gerardo Valladares

Government and International Politics major with a concentration in American Institutions and Processes and a minor in Legal Studies

I am the sitting president of Destino and am involved with Cru. I am also a Patriot leader and a Global Politics Fellow.

Sydney Kosztolnik

Government and International Politics major

I recently joined the International Relations Policy Task Force and have participated in the international buddy program. I am also a member of the Mason chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society.

“The program at Mason just simply made sense. With D.C. in our backyard, the opportunities are endless. Research at the Schar School is abundant, and our faculty does the best at trying to connect students in fields they are interested in!”

—Jenna Pan, BA in Government and International Politics student

Jenna Pan, BA in Government and International Politics student

Ask an Ambassador

The Schar School Student Ambassadors are current graduate students who voluntarily devote time and energy to sharing the student perspective with prospective students. Whether at a Master’s Open House, over phone, or email, they are a resource to learn more about the student experience at the Schar School.

To be connected to an ambassador, please email