• Photo of Mercedes Allsop

    Executive Assistant to the Dean’s Office

  • Photo of Barbara Breckenridge

    Assistant Director of Operations

  • Charisse Cardenas smiling.

    Director of Graduate Student Services
    MS Alumna

    Charisse is a Carter School MS alum. She leads the graduate student services advising team and advises our doctoral, dual degree, and graduate certificate students.
  • Headshot of Dianka Curtis

    Director of Finance & Human Resources

    Prior to the Carter School, Dianka worked for Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region Operations office as Associate Director for Business Management, where she was responsible for financial management, human resource oversight, and regional diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Black and white photo of Janine Elgamel wearing a hat outside.

    Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Assistant

    Janine is currently the Graduate Admissions and Recruitment assistant working with Dr. Monique Norton.
  • Averi Jordan smiling holding a George Mason University Pennant.

    Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator

    Averi's advising focus is all things admissions related including transitioning into the major, programs and opportunities at Mason, and student involvement.
  • Headshot photo of Emma Klainberg.

    Academic Advisor and Student Services Support Specialist

    Emma Klainberg holds degrees from Binghamton University (SUNY) and Teachers College, Columbia University and is passionate about advising students and higher education.
  • headshot photo of Monique Norton

    Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

    As an avid life-long learner, Monique holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Human Behavior.
  • Headshot photo of Delyon Ortiz smiling with eyes shut and hand on head.

    Social Media Specialist 

    I am responsible for assisting with the creation and scheduling of social media content, monitoring social media channels, and analyzing social media metrics to improve engagement and reach.
  • Headshot of Hamda Qaiser.

    Events & Administrative Assistant

    Hamda supports the Events Manager in planning online and in-person events, performing reception duties, and providing administrative assistance to Mason Square in Arlington.