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 2021 Dates: 

  • Monday, November 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm
    • Mason 360 users (students, faculty, and staff), RSVP at https://cglink.me/2d7/r1208679
      • If you are unable to access Mason 360, please email Lisa Snyder at lsnyder2@gmu.edu to RSVP.
    • Zoom link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/95100983685
    • Description: The LEAD Office invites all members of the Mason community to our virtual panel of Mason Alumni as they talk about their personal leadership experiences as a student and their participation in internships, practicum experiences, and much more. The event will serve as a great opportunity to understand how leadership skills are applied in any internship role as these individuals share their knowledge and advice to succeed.

 


Alumni Leadership Speaker Series: Featured Mason Alumni for November 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm


 

Kiah Johnson, Administrative Specialist at OCT Consulting LLC

bio coming soon...


 

Julianna Kinsolving, MS, Medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine

Julianna is a GMU alum originally from Manassas, VA, and is a current first year, first generational Latina medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. She graduated from GMU in 2019 with her bachelor’s degree in Global and Community Health with a concentration in Clinical Science and a minor in Dance. She continued on to receive her master’s degree in 2021 in Biomedical Sciences from Drexel University before matriculating into medical school.

During her time at Mason, Julianna was involved in Honors College, served as Community Service chair for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and was a member of a local dance company. In addition, she was honored with membership of Order of Omega National Honor Society and Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Society, as well as being selected nationally for the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Summer Training and Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Persons in Medicine. She conducted various research projects with the Women and Gender Studies Department, George Washington University, and INOVA Fairfax Hospital, and is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Julianna gained valuable clinical experience while working as an urgent care medical assistant throughout and after her college career, as well as volunteering at a local free clinic for low-income patients, in addition to completing a Medical Advocacy Summer Fellowship with Detention Resistance to research the health and humans rights abuses at Otay Mesa Detention Center. In her current medical school career, she is involved with the Latino Medical Student Association, the Family Medicine Interest Group, LaBak Care, Black Heels White Coats, DUCOM Leadership Academy, and is a Diversity Ambassador in addition to being in the Health Equity Scholars Program

Having grown up seeing the impact of the lack of health equity on vulnerable and underserved populations, Julianna pursued medicine to help deliver the right of healthcare to those who have been neglected and oppressed by the system. She also wants to encourage and inspire first generational and minority students, and help them navigate the medical school application process. Julianna is committed to helping to increase the amount of minority medical students in the United States by being involved in pipeline and mentorship programs, and after graduating from medical school, she hopes to be involved with medical education in addition to being a family medicine physician. Outside of medical school, Julianna enjoys dancing, reading, hiking, cooking, knitting, and spending time with her family.


 

Kaili Moss, Legal Fellow at the ACLU of Kentucky
Kaili is a first-generation lawyer from Stafford, Virginia and currently works as a Legal Fellow at the ACLU of Kentucky. She attended George Mason between 2012-2015 and earned her bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law and Society, minoring in Psychology. While at George Mason, she participated in orientation as a Patriot Leader and was a RA for two years. She also served as Vice President and President of the Black Student Alliance. After graduation, Kaili attended William & Mary for law school. During law school, Kaili was an active member of the Black Law Students Association and also served as an articles editor for William & Mary's Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, where her student paper, entitled "Black Hair(tage): Career Liability or Civil Rights Issue?" is published. As a law student, Kaili also worked at the United States Attorney's Office, US District Courts, and at Bread for City, a Washington D.C. civil rights non-profit, where she assisted attorneys with housing and family law matters. She graduated in 2019 and moved to Maryland to serve as a judicial law clerk for a judge in Prince George's County. Being inspired by NAACP lawyers and organizers of the civil rights movement, Kaili understood early on that she wanted to dedicate her legal career to dismantling overlapping systems of oppression to secure equitable outcomes for people with marginalized identities. After her clerkship, she decided to move to Louisville to work for the ACLU of Kentucky after Breonna Taylor was murdered by the police. Specifically, she wanted to support grassroots organizers and join the movement for justice and accountability in Louisville and address other civil rights violations happening in Kentucky. Currently, Kaili is licensed to practice in Maryland. Outside of work, Kaili enjoys podcasts, playing Catan, and spending time with friends and family.


 

Taylor Sprague, Co-op Coordinator at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Science
Taylor Sprague (they/them/theirs) is a higher education professional committed to equity and access to education, building inclusive environments, and helping students explore their passions and achieve their fullest potential. Having started their career in Housing & Residence Life, Taylor now serves as a Co-op Coordinator at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Science, helping Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science students secure meaningful opportunities for experiential learning and professional development. Taylor graduated from George Mason in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Politics and a minor in Leadership Studies before receiving their Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from NC State University. In addition to their full-time work in higher education, Taylor offers trainings and workshops to help organizations create more inclusive, just, and affirming environments for transgender and non-binary individuals. Outside of work, they love to read, write, and go on adventures with their wife (who is also a Mason alum) and dogs.


Featured Alumni from previous Alumni Leadership Speaker Series