Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

Whether you are graduating soon or just starting out at Mason, it is never too early to start thinking about what comes next. Come learn from Mason Alum about their experiences securing internships, preparing for the job search, and how leadership skills apply in their fields. Alum will also share personal stories and experiences about how their campus involvement and engagement has made an impact. The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series is facilitated by our very own Student Leadership Consultants and is open to the entire campus community.

Spring 2019 Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

  • Successful Skills and Competencies Needed Before Graduation: Choose Your Path at the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series
  • Description: Whether you are graduating soon or just starting out at Mason, it's never too soon to start thinking about future endeavors.  We invite you to join an amazing panel of Mason Alumni from multiple professional fields. Our alumni will be sharing their college experiences and personal growth that led them to where they are today.  Find out what leadership skills that embarked upon at George Mason! Find out what skills you would like to enhance at the Alumni Speaker Series.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Location: The LEAD Office (The Hub, Room 2400)
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Fall 2018 Alumni Panelists

Shauntae Barber
Senior Data Analytic Specialist

Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Minor in Information Technology, George Mason University
Master's Certificate in Project Management, The George Washington University
Masters of Business Administration and Professional Management Professional, Marymount University

Campus involvement while a student at Mason: Orientation Leader, American Marketing Association, student worker at the University's Career Services and marketing intern at the School of Business

Shauntae Barber serves as a senior marketing research analyst for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). With this position, Ms. Barber is a member of a marketing and research group and assists in providing analysis and recommendations on marketing GSA’s acquisition solutions and fostering effective relationships with stakeholders through various marketing programs. In 2006, Ms. Barber and her division received the Excellence in Partnership award for “Most Active Marketing Organization” from the Coalition for Government Procurement. Lastly, Ms. Barber is an avid traveler, food enthusiast, and enjoys helping people pursue their dreams.

Sreehima Gadamsetty
Business Analyst at Accenture

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology from George Mason University

Campus involvement while a student at Mason: Leadership Consultant with the LEAD office, Model UN, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education

Sreehima Gadamsetty works as a Business Analyst at Accenture Federal. After transferring from UMW to GMU, Sreehima finished her degree in Biology and pursued a career in consulting via Accenture. As a Business Analyst, Sreehima works with federal clients to determine their needs and works to implement their vision. In her free time, Sreehima teaches at her local temple, enjoys hiking, and trying to catch up on all of those podcasts.



Yasmeen Hayden
iSenior Compensation Analyst @ Engility

Degrees: B.S: Psychology w/ Minor in Business from George Mason University and
M.S: Human Resource Management, Concentrating in Organizational Development from Marymount University

Campus involvement while a student at Mason: Everything LEAD: Leadership Consultant 2 years, Leadershape Particpant and Facilitator, SHRM Graduate Chapter at Marymount University

Yasmeen Hayden, is a 1st Generation Leadership Consultant, and a former L-Team Member.  She is also the creator of the annual InCredAble Youth Conference.  Yasmeen earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Business.  Upon graduation from George Mason University, Yasmeen began working as a Rehabilitative youth counselor, and later a Behavior Specialist for United Methodist Family services (UMFS), in Centreville, VA.  During her tenure at UMFS she worked with clients providing crisis intervention through behavioral and skill development, as well as, stable community resources.  For her colleagues, she served as a mentor and trainer in skill development, professional client interactions, and wellness.  Working with employees at UMFS was the catalyst that pushed her interests toward employee development and engagement by way of Human Resource Management. Yasmeen is graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Currently, she works as a Senior Compensation Analyst at Engility. Her primary focus has been creating and implementing a new job architecture framework for January 2019.

Janae Johnson
Fairfax Campus Manager with University Information at George Mason University

Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Minors in Tourism and Events Management and Business, George Mason University
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Higher Education

Campus involvement while a student at Mason: Akoma Circle, Anointed Voices of Unity (now Anointed Vessels of Unity), Black Student Alliance, and Omicron Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Janae D. Johnson is the Fairfax Campus Manager at George Mason University and a customer service enthusiast! For over a decade, Northern Virginia has been her home and in the last 7 years, Janae has enjoyed developing and teaching new employees about all aspects of Mason. She truly believes in the potential of our students and joyfully serves as an advisor to a number of student organizations, teaches UNIV 100, serves on the Black Alumni Chapter Board of Directors, and remains available to assist when possible. Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Janae loves spending time with family and friends, watching too much T.V., reading various articles, and going any place warm for travel. As a personal motto, “if I can help someone along the way then my living will not be in vain”, she strives to embody these words and share a smile each day.

Charles Nicholson
Senior Account Manager for the Office of Communication and Marketing

Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Health Fitness and Recreation Resources, Sport Management, George Mason University
Master's of Science, International Sport Management, George Mason University

Campus involvement while a student at Mason: Orientation and Family Programs and Services, LeaderShape, Strozzi Institute, and Mason Recreation

A passion driven, selfless Marketer and Mentor with 10 years of experience serving as a Community Mentor in Washington DC, Youth Sport Administrator in Virginia Beach, and current Higher Education Marketing Professional in Fairfax Virginia. Charles, a self-proclaimed budget traveler seeks new perspectives through rich interactions with people of all different backgrounds and cultures. He believes "sport" is the ultimate "hook" that can bring people together and from there the possibilities are endless. He has devoted his academic work to enhancing the college experience at American Universities through sport and recreation.

Amir Zonozi 
Chief Strategy Officer at Zoomph

Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Psychology, George Mason University and Masters Communication, Culture and Technology, Georgetown University

Involvement while a student at a Mason: volunteer for non-profit organization within the community

@Zonozi is the Chief Strategy Officer at Zoomph, a Youtuber, Podcaster & Drone crasher. Amir leads data partnerships for Zoomph with companies like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and leads Zoomph’s customer success teams and works with clients across verticals like Coca-Cola, NFL, Facebook, Disney, and Nike to improve growth strategies and build stronger audience relationships through data-based marketing insights and research.

Featured Alumni from previous Alumni Leadership Speaker Series 

Note: This program meets one of the requirements for the Patriot Experience Program.  For more information about the Patriot Experience program, visit