Each year, two exceptional students are selected as representatives to the George Mason University’s Board of Visitors (BOV). This year, Rachel Bruns and Andrias White were chosen through a competitive process from among a group of outstanding scholars, all interested in serving. Each student will serve one year on the board as a nonvoting member.
Bruns is a rising junior pursuing a global affairs degree with a concentration in global economy and management. Her minor is in women and gender studies.
She currently serves as the executive director of Social Venture Consulting, a student pro-bono nonprofit consulting firm based in Mason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
She is also vice president of events for the Mason Ambassadors, a group that provides campus tours for prospective students and their families, and was commended as a Top 10 Ambassador for the past three semesters.
Bruns is a member of the Honors College, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Leadership, Training, Empowerment and Motivation Team.
In addition to her active academic career, Bruns holds an impressive employment history.
She worked as a data intern at ChangeWave Research, where she was responsible for quantifying, grading and formatting data and charts for published reports. She is currently an administrative assistant at an Army research, development and engineering center.
“Working for the Army has allowed me to gain professional government experience alongside academics. I feel ready and prepared for this opportunity (on the BOV),” says Bruns.
She adds, “I’m very excited to be working with Andrias. It will be a pivotal year, especially with President Merten retiring. We must continue with a positive direction for Mason.”
By Lea Lubag
July 19, 2011