Natasha Boddie

Title: Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

Email: nboddie@gmu.edu

Groups: SciTech Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Current Department: Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

Previous Departments (if applicable): School of Art, Center for the Arts

Joined Mason in 2011

I love Mason because because of the professional relationships I have encountered along my journey as well as both educational and professional development opportunities.

I joined Staff Senate in 2020.

My decision to join Staff Senate came after receiving the most write-in nominations. A sense of flattery drove me to accept the invitation. It will allow me the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, and contribute to Mason’s overall mission while working towards a common goal of addressing challenges faced by many staff around Mason.

Natasha currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

Ana Lopez

Title: Volgenau School of Engineering Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Email: alopez27@gmu.edu

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Current Department: Volgenau School of Engineering Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Previous Departments (if applicable): Office of the Dean

Joined Mason in 2016

I love Mason because Mason does so much for the community and all the opportunities it offers its students.

I joined Staff Senate in 2020.

I joined the Staff Senate to represent the classified staff especially during this difficult time of COVID-19. I feel that there will be important and hard decisions that the leadership will be making in the near future that will affect the classified staff. Therefore, I feel it is important for me to represent and advocate for my fellow staff members. Classified staff is the foundation upon which the university stands and I am proud to be their representative and advocate for them.

Ana currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

 

Colby Grant

Title: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Email: cgrant2@gmu.edu

Groups: SciTech Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Operations Coordinator, SciTech Campus

Current Department: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Joined Mason in: 2001 (student), 2005 (staff)

I love Mason because it’s like home for me. I came in 2001 as a student, and I never left.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019.

I joined the Staff Senate because I wanted to represent the staff at Mason to ensure their views and interests are considered equally, alongside those of faculty and students.

Colby currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

 

Kristen Wever

Title: Advanced Biomedical Sciences, College of Science

Email: kwever2@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-7136

Groups: SciTech Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Assistant Director, GeorgeSquared Program

Current Department: Advanced Biomedical Sciences, College of Science

Joined Mason in June 2019 (previously worked for Mason from June 2014-September 2016)

I love Mason because I love the diversity of the students, staff and faculty. I love meeting and talking to someone new and someone different every single day.

I joined Staff Senate in 2019.

I joined the Staff Senate to help be an advocate for the Science and Technology Campus and to help aid in the support for all staff at Mason.

Kristen currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

Shams Bahabib

Title: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Email: sbahabib@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-4850

Groups: Arlington Campus, Executive Committee, Communications Committee

Position Title: Office Manager

Current Department: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Joined Mason in 2010

I love Mason because Mason is like a second home. I came to Mason as a student and stayed around as staff.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019

I joined the Staff Senate because I want to connect with staff at the Arlington Campus and the rest of the university by being a representative and advocate.

Shams currently serves as a co-chair for the Staff Senate Communications Committee and is on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Preston Williams

Title: Office of Communications and Marketing

Email: pwilli20@gmu.edu

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Executive Committee, Communications Committee

Position Title: Presidential Communications Manager

Current Department: Office of Communications and Marketing

Joined Mason in 2013

I appreciate working at Mason because I admire the university’s dual ambition: To serve the many and not the few, while at the same time aspiring to become/remain one of the top research universities in the country.

Joined Staff Senate in 2017

I joined the Staff Senate because in conversations and at town hall-style events, I sometimes hear staff members say, in essence, that their commitment to Mason feels deeper than Mason’s commitment to them. I think there is a collective desire throughout Mason to support the lives and careers of staff members, but we can look for more and better ways to ensure that that is the case.

Preston serves as a co-chair of the Communications Committee and on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.