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.


Fall 2022



Featured Alumni for November 29th

Join the LEAD Office as we host the Virtual Alumni Leadership Speaker Series on November 29th featuring some amazing Mason Alumni. The Speaker Series will focus on the question: How can understanding your leadership style and strengths, best support and influence your specific area of study? We are excited to have Mason alum from a variety of different majors (ex: science, business, education, and music). Mason alum will also share personal stories and experiences about how their campus involvement and engagement impacted and connected with their field of study and career aspirations.


Carol Ajjan, Federal Contractor
Carol currently works for a federal contractor, where she manages supplier relationships, and contract negotiations. She graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, and 2020 with her PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Carol is passionate about giving back to first generation communities, and currently tutors high school students for AHC Inc. In her free time, she loves to read with her book club, draw, and spend time with loved ones


Julio Diaz, Academic Advisor, College of Public Health at George Mason University
Julio Diaz is an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students in the College of Public Health at Mason. He has earned a BA in Music and MA in Higher Education and Student Development at George Mason University. Prior to joining CPH, he worked for University Life at George Mason University for 10 years, where he learned about several offices that provide student services at Mason.

Julio enjoys talking with students and helping them have a successful college career. As a first-generation student, he knows the importance of academic support for student success. Besides being an academic advisor, Julio is the Registered Student Organization advisor for the Aguilas Mentoring Program at Mason.


Assad Khan, Director for Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Science at George Mason University
Assad Khan currently serves as the Director for Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Science at George Mason University. During his 20 plus years at Mason, Assad has been the first point of contact from the prospect stage through graduation and beyond for students at Mason. Professionally, he is responsible for overseeing advising and policy for the college and instructing faculty and students on these important matters. Assad was the recipient of the 2018 Jade Barricelli Spirit of Academic Advising Excellence Award which is the highest award bestowed amongst the advising community. However, graduating from Mason’s higher education program in 2011 is his single greatest Mason accomplishment. In addition to working at Mason, Assad was a DC area on-air radio personality for close to 20 years. Outside of Mason, Assad enjoys watching all of the Washington sports teams, reading, and most especially, spending time with his wife and almost five-year old son.


Jordan White
Jordan White is a Registered Nurse with eight years of experience in healthcare, currently working at a community hospital while pursuing her master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from Rutgers University. Jordan specializes in emergency medicine and is actively involved in the hospital organization’s leadership committee. While at Mason, Jordan majored in psychology and neuroscience before transferring to Rutgers University.  Her time at Mason played a huge part in her decision to pursue a Master's Degree in Nursing Leadership. While studying nursing, Jordan was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society as well as the Emergency Nurse’s Association. Jordan is inspired daily by her patients who strive to overcome any challenges they may be facing and enjoys being a part of their recovery process. In her free time, you will find Jordan playing pickle ball, hiking or walking her dog, Sadiepants!


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