Congratulations to Graduating Student Centers Employees!

Student Centers employs over 100 students every year for a wide variety of positions on both the Fairfax and SciTech campuses. Every year, our employees graduate from Mason and go on to do amazing things. We are so proud of the student employees who are graduating later this month. This year’s graduating employees have each brought their own unique skillset to their positions, and it was an honor to have them be part of the Student Centers team.

Check out the profiles below to learn about our wonderful graduating student employees!

Name: Bako Glonti
Student Centers Position: Event Services Concierge Supervisor
Major/Minor: Public Administration, Minoring in Arts and Visual Technology

Learn more about Bako

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    Starting full time at Comstock Homes for a year, then returning back to Mason for my masters.
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    Working as a Service Concierge at Merten Hall
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    Haven’t been there so don’t know yet.
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    Sercon Team, Full time staff were great and without a doubt working with my boss Dana Hodson.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Enjoy being a patriot.
  • Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
    Thank you Student Centers and everyone who works there. You make Mason a better place!


Name: Eric Black
Student Centers Position: Corner Pocket Operations Supervisor
Major/Minor: Major in Music Education

Learn more about Eric

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    I’ll be attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and working towards a Master’s Degree in Tuba Performance
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    The homey atmosphere, generally chilled out vibes and accessibility to D.C.
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    The pursuit of even higher education and the new adventures and challenges that lie ahead of me.
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    The people. The friends that I have made from working at CP are some of the best that I have.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Leave your comfort zone. Take risks. Find what you’re passionate about and do it.
  • Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
    I am elated that I am going to be a married man in a little over a year. I get to marry my sweetheart who I met on my freshman year residence hall.


Name: Lindsay Farris
Student Centers Position: Marketing Assistant
Major/Minor: Major in Creative Writing, Minor in Communication

Learn more about Lindsay

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    I’m working at KME.Digital in Fairfax (after some much-needed time off) as a content writer. I interned here over the semester and I’m really excited to join as an official employee after graduation. I’m also keeping my Student Centers position over summer for some extra money. Outside of work, I’ll finally have more time to continue my passion: writing stories and novels.
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    The amazing diversity and mix of cultures on our campus. Mason has always held the belief that everyone belongs here. In my four years, I’ve interacted and worked with so many talented people from different backgrounds. I’ll miss this close interaction a lot, but will challenge myself to reach out to others who are different than me even after I graduate.
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    I’m really looking forward to no longer having homework and being able to watch Netflix guilt-free! On a slightly more serious note, I’m also excited (and scared) to start “adulting,” which to me right now means throwing myself out into the world of work and responsibility, pursuing my passions, figuring out exactly what I want in life, and working to become the best version of myself that I can be.
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    Most of all, I’ve truly enjoyed working with all the people who work here, both fellow student staff and full-time professional staff. As a former office assistant and current marketing assistant, I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many incredible people with a wide range of backgrounds and talents. Student Centers has a place for everyone, and I have felt like part of the family ever since I started working here near the end of my freshman year.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Take all the opportunities you can while in college. Is there a club you’re interested in? Go to a meeting. Job fair is coming up? Print out some resumes and go. At the same time, though, don’t get completely wrapped up in making sure every single detail of your future is secure before you graduate. You don’t need to find your dream job while you’re in college. You don’t even need to know exactly what you want to do in life! Try your best and work hard, but don’t get discouraged if you’re not sure where you’re going. It’ll all fall into place eventually.


Name: Marely Martinez Perez
Student Centers Position: Administrative Office Assistant
Major/Minor: Major in Forensic Science, Minor in Biology

Learn more about Marely

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    Forensic Science Graduate program at Mason and working as a DNA lab technician at BODE Cellmark Forensics
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    The numerous opportunities both for work and school knowledge
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    Starting a new chapter of adulthood while practicing what I have learned in undergrad at my new job
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    Working alongside great staff who want to see you succeed in and out of college.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Time management is key, as well as knowing that everything is possible if you put effort into it.
  • Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
    I would have never thought that I would be in VA getting my bachelor’s and masters in Forensic Science while being born and raised in Puerto Rico.


Name: Raamezah Ahmad
Student Centers Position: Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant
Major/Minor: Major in Art and Visual Technology with a Concentration in Graphic Design, Minor in Business

Learn more about Raamezah

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    Right after graduation, I’ll be taking some time off and traveling to Europe, mainly England. Once I get back, my goal is to apply to any internships or positions in the Web Design field. I would love to work for a big company as a part of the Digital Design Team.
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    The thing I will miss most about Mason is the community I have built for myself here. Through the School of Art, AIGA, and working on campus I have built a support system that allows me to grow not only as a designer but in my personality as well. I feel safe here, so stepping outside of this comfort zone will be hard.
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    After college, I am most looking forward to the new opportunities that will come my way, especially in the Graphic Design world. I am eager to start working and find my place within the larger Design community.
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    I have been working for Student Centers for a little under 2 years now and it has been a great experience. I love the collaborative environment that exists within the team. Whenever I have an idea for a design that’s out of the norm, I’m met with courage and the opportunity to pursue it.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    My best advice for incoming Mason Freshman would be to take advantage of your time here. Four years seems like a lot but it really does fly by. There are so many great opportunities on campus, so I would definitely get involved and attend all the great events Mason has to offer.


Name: Sara Parrott
Student Centers Position: Event Services Concierge Student Supervisor
Major/Minor: Major in Technical Theater and Design With a Concentration in Costume Design, Minor in Communication

Learn more about Sara

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    Moving back home to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in Costume Design
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    The sense of community
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    Not being chained to a class schedule
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    The sense of comradery and accomplishment
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Take advantage of all the opportunities around you!
  • Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
    I’m obsessed with all things Disney.



Name: Sarah Faust
Student Centers Position: Lead Office Assistant
Major/Minor: Major in Applied Computer Science Game Design, Minor in Business

Learn more about Sarah

  • What’s next for you after Mason?
    I’m going down to Richmond to escape the traffic up here. Maybe I’ll get a job at VCU for a tuition waver and work on a masters degree!
  • What will you miss most about Mason?
    Its safety, beauty, and diversity. I love Richmond, but it is an ugly city.
  • What are you going to enjoy most about life after college?
    The temporary illusion of freedom
  • What have you enjoyed most about working for Student Centers?
    Developing a family here. Through years of continuously changing classes and living situations, it was nice to have SC as a constant in my life.
  • Do you have any advice for incoming Mason freshmen?
    Don’t let the lack of parental supervision get to your head.
  • Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
    My life motto is “Leave it better than you found it.”



Also graduating is Nour Nadri, Corner Pocket Reservation and Training Supervisor.



Congratulations to all of our graduating employees for this amazing accomplishment! We will miss them, but we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

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