Senator Highlight: Amanda Kennedy
Working at Mason was my first job out of college. I accepted a part-time, temporary position and moved around to a couple different departments before finding a home in Fiscal Services. During my time at Mason, I have come to love working in a college atmosphere. I enjoy learning how the university is run and all the different facets that have to be taken into account when working in this environment.
I joined Staff Senate because I was fascinated that the staff had its own representation on campus. It seemed like such a great advocacy team, and I wanted to be a part of it. There wasn’t anyone from my department in the Staff Senate, so I wanted to be a representative for them, so they could feel that they had a voice in Staff Senate.
I serve on the Events Committee, which organizes the Staff Appreciation events. We handle everything from the catering to the decorations. After helping to plan the Staff Appreciation Winter Warm-Up, it was so rewarding to work at the sign-in table. I got to see staff members arrive looking happy that they got a little break during their work day.
Outside my time at Mason, I love to travel. I’m going to London in September with some friends and cannot wait for that experience. I got my undergraduate degree in Art History. Though my current position has nothing to do with art history, I still love the subject, and one of my favorite things to do in D.C. and when I travel is to visit museums and architectural monuments.
Posted: June 22, 2015