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 2021 Dates: 

  • Monday, April 26, 2021 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
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    • We encourage you to join us as we host a panel of Mason alumni to share their experiences of enrolling in graduate school during different stages of life. Whether you are interested in continuing after your undergraduate years or returning from the workforce, these individuals will share personal insight of their leadership experiences throughout the process.

Featured Mason Alum for April 26, 2021 Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

Elan Adounvo, Attorney Advisor at U.S. Federal Government

Elan Adounvo started her career with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2015 as an Attorney Advisor for the Personnel Law Division of the Office of General Counsel. As an employment and labor litigator for HUD, Elan represented the Agency in employment cases before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal courts, as well as in mediations and arbitrations of labor disputes. She also provided advice to senior Agency management in employment and labor litigation matters. In 2018, Elan joined the Ethics and Appeals Division of the Office of General Counsel where she provides training, advice, and counsel to HUD employees, principal staff, and management officials across the country on issues regarding the Hatch Act, gift acceptance, official travel, conflicts of interest, and post government employment restrictions. Elan graduated from George Mason University in 2012 with a degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and then received a J.D. degree from American University Washington College of Law in 2015.



Jeff Fusco, Senior Assistant Director of Regional Admissions at George Mason University

Jeff (he/him/his) currently serves the Senior Assistant Director of Regional Admissions at George Mason, he works remotely and is based out of Orlando, FL.  He’s originally from Western Massachusetts and graduated from Mason in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  Shortly after graduating from Mason he relocated to Tampa, FL to get his Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida.  His career in higher education has brought him to University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) before returning to Mason in 2018.   Jeff is a proud Mason Patriot and has always been drawn to our diverse campus community and our unique approach to problem-solving.  He currently serves as the Grand Theta (Vice President of Volunteer Engagement) for Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity.  Jeff spends his free time with his dog, dissecting Taylor Swift lyrics, visiting theme parks and running at least one full and half marathon per year.



Teyah Good, Sixth Grade Teacher at a Title I school in Reston, Virginia

Teyah is originally from Elkton,Virginia; a small and cozy town in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. She began her journey at George Mason University, in 2016 right after finishing high school. In 2018, she obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education and double minored in Psychology and Childhood Studies. From there, she continued in the Bachelors/Accelerated Master’s program (BAM) to graduate in 2020 with her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education. She had fallen in love with Northern Virginia and the diversity in this area, so it had made sense for Teyah to begin her teaching career nearby. Currently, she works as a Sixth Grade Teacher at a Title I school in Reston, Virginia. Teyah is also an alumni of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She enjoys being outside in nature, baking a lot of sweets, and binging Grey’s Anatomy when she’s not spending time with her family.



Assad Khan, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, COS. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Assad Khan, Associate Director for Undergraduate Student Affairs, College of Science at George Mason University

Assad Khan currently serves as the Associate Director for Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Science at George Mason University. During his 20 years at Mason, Assad has been the first point of contact from the prospect to the alumni stage of the student’s career 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 2011 is his single greatest Mason accomplishment.


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Alumni Leadership Speaker Series: Featured Mason Alumni for February 22, 2021



Featured Alumni from previous Alumni Leadership Speaker Series