Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

The Alumni Speaker Series brings back Mason alumni to engage current students in a panel discussion regarding graduate school.  The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series is a student led program, hosted by the Student Leadership Consultants (The Leadership Education and Development Office

Spring 2018 Alumni Leadership Speaker Series 

  • Date: Tuesday, April 10th
  • Topic: Leadership Launchpad: How to develop your skills to BLAST OFF into the future! Come learn from Mason Alum to find out what they did in college to develop the leadership skills that helped to set them up for success.  We are pleased to share that our featured alum will be sharing their college experience and personal growth journey that has led them to where they are today. See below for information about this year’s featured alum.
  • Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Merten Hall, Room 1204
  • Click here to RSVP (Deadline to RSVP: April 6, 2018)

Featured Mason Alum for April 10th Speaker Series

Simmi Bhuller
Executive Director of Sales, Advisory Board Company
BA Government & International Politics, with a minor in Legal Studies (George Mason University) 

Simmi Bhuller serves as the Executive Director of Sales over EAB’s research division.  Prior to joining EAB in 2007, Simmi worked at the Advisory Board Company, serving in member services division throughout her tenure. Simmi holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from George Mason University.  In her free time, she volunteers with the SALDEF, a legal defense and education organization, and with Marlborough Nantucket Citizens Association, serving as the President of the Association.

Courtney Dozier
Deputy Director for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; BA Interdiscliplinary Studies (George Mason University) 

Courtney Dozier was appointed in 2018 by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as the Deputy Director for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Before joining the administration, Courtney served at the Pew Charitable Trusts as the Director of the State Strategy Group (SSG) which supported existing projects and new initiatives in advancing policies in states by providing advice to identify priority states, developing and executing advocacy plans, supporting implementation, and managing in-state consultants and pollsters. Prior to Pew, Courtney worked on political campaigns from the state to federal level- making 9 moves in 7 years to 7 states. Her last campaign was for now Senator Mark Warner in her native Virginia where she served as political director for his Senate campaign before joining him on the Hill. She is a 2002 graduate of George Mason University- receiving her BA Interdiscliplinary Studies- and proud military spouse, currently living in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and two boys.

Courtney Gonzalez
Clinical Technician, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Pediatric ER
B.S in Community Health concentration in Health Education (George Mason University) 

Ms. Gonzalez received her BS degree in Global and Community Health from George Mason University. She joined Inova Health as a clinical technician in 2017 and holds a certificate as a health education specialist (CHES). She is also the co-Founder of Weske & Company, a health education company focused on inclusive health education. In November 2016, she published her first research article on Sex Education Policy: Need for a Standard Definition of Medically Accurate Information in the Pedagogy in Health Promotion. She is the co-author of an upcoming children’s book…

Cameron Harris
Assistant Professor of Business, School of Business

BA, Integrative Studies – Concentration in Organizational Administration (George Mason University) 
MS, Higher Education and Student Affairs (Indiana University)

Cameron Harris joined George Mason in fall 2015. He has worked in higher education for seven years in a variety of roles including instructor, assistant director of leadership and professional development, and student development specialist. Prior to pursuing a career in higher education, Harris worked for the federal government as an HR administrator. Research and Awards: Presented the paper titled, “Black Doctoral Students’ Views on Faculty Development and Academic Leadership” at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education in San Francisco, California in 2015. Presented the paper titled, “Thriving in a Doctoral Program: A Black Male Perspective” at the Student Affairs in Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA) in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2015. Presented the paper titled, “Cultivating Creative and Reflective Learners” at the 2016 Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) conference in Fairfax, Virginia in 2016 (with coauthor Jackie Brown).

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