Grad Life Website
About the Office of Graduate Student Life
Graduate Student Life is dedicated to supporting the success of Mason graduate students by:
Providing community-building, professional development, and personal development programs
Connecting graduate students to campus resources
Identifying and advocating for graduate student needs
Graduate Student Life was created as a unit of the Division of University Life in 2011 with the creation of a graduate assistant position and the opening of the Graduate Student Center on the third floor of the Johnson Center. The Graduate Student Life website was created as a partnership between University Life and the Office of the Provost and was launched in Summer 2012; focus groups of faculty members, campus offices, and graduate students informed the content and organization of the website. The Director of Graduate Student Life position was created in 2012.
Graduate Student Life Staff
Julie Choe Kim, Director
Julie joined the Mason community as Director of Graduate Student Life in October 2012. She has worked in student affairs for 15 years in areas including graduate student life, student activities, multicultural affairs, and residence life. Most recently she worked for ten years at the University of Maryland, where she is a doctoral candidate in College Student Personnel Administration. Her research interests include Asian American students, student development, multiple identities, intersectionality, and graduate student success. She received her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. Outside work and school, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading and is trying to resist the siren call to spend every other waking minute on Pinterest.
Julie’s office is in Student Union Building I, Suite 4211.
Colleen Hanelly, Graduate Assistant
Colleen Hanelly is a graduate student pursuing her Master ‘s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Before enrolling at GMU, she worked as a legal assistant at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Colleen received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She loves her dogs, being active outside, and reading. In her free time, Colleen volunteers with a local animal rescue.
Colleen holds office hours at the Graduate Student Center (on the third floor of the Johnson Center) typically Monday through Wednesday and Friday.
Office of Graduate Student Life
4400 University Drive, MS 2A4
Fairfax, VA 22030