Russell taught K-12 level Spanish while a part-time MA student at GMU. He is now pursuing a PhD in Spanish at the University of Alabama. Russell sees Spanish education as a comprehensive way to learn empathy, humility, and confidence.
Graduate of the Accelerated MA program wins Fulbright to teach in Mexico
Sarah loves that her degree allowed her to pursue an interdisciplinary focus on the subjects that interest her most, and she credits the program with promoting her personal and professional growth. She plans to use her skills while teaching in Mexico through the Fulbright program.
Polyglot begins community-based work in Pittsburgh
Elsie, a self-proclaimed polyglot, earned undergraduate degrees in languages and music and a dual Master’s degree in French and Spanish from George Mason. After taking courses in linguistics, pedagogy, comparative literature, and film at Mason, Elsie deepened her interest in exploring aspects of language ideologies and equity in multilingual and multicultural literature and education. She now works for the Latino Community Center in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys exploring natural history museums, reading murder mysteries and fantasy novels, and drinking an enormous amount of tea in her free time.
Investigating the linguistic representation of gender in Spanish
Emily Scheinberg began the MA in Foreign Languages (Spanish) with interdisciplinary academic interests. She credits the program with expanding her horizons even further while also deepening her interest in linguistics.
Gloria Giraldo has taught English and Spanish to adults and children in a wide range of contexts. She is intellectually curious and interested in learning new things, a passion she shares with her students.
From Mason MA program to full funding in a top PhD program in Hispanic Linguistics
In addition to program coursework in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Linguistics Program and the College of Education and Human Development, Wade also took advantage of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area to enroll in courses at Georgetown University at no extra cost. He also taught Spanish as a GTA, gaining valuable experience that surely helped him to win a graduate teaching assistantship from the University of Arizona to pursue a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics.
First generation college student achieves academic excellence in accelerated MA program
Originally from Bolivia, Jhoselin's stellar performance in her undergraduate Spanish courses made her an ideal candidate for the Bachelor-Accelerated Master’s degree in Foreign Languages, where she continued to excel. She was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, which financed her studies and provided valuable teaching experience.
Somali-Italian educator and researcher, now a Ph.D. candidate with a prestigious fellowship at Georgetown University
Rahma Maccarone earned a BA and an MA (Spanish and Bilingual/Multicultural Education) at George Mason University, where she discovered a passion for teaching. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University, where she was awarded a prestigious Patrick Healy Graduate Fellowship.