Bryce Dunn, Candidate for Vice President of Fairfax Campus

Bryce Dunn, Candidate for Vice President of Fairfax Campus

Graduate Degree Program: Doctoral student, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing (full-time student)

Expected Date of Graduation: May 2026

Campus of Academic Department: Fairfax & Science and Technology

Campus(es) of Classes, Work, and/or Residence: Fairfax

Biography and Candidate Statement

Meet Bryce, a driven Bioengineering graduate student who is running for Vice President of the Fairfax Campus. Bryce’s campaign for the position is fueled by his desire to enhance the academic and social experiences of graduate students on campus. With a year of experience as the President of the Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students (GABS), Bryce understands how to help graduate students make informed career choices. As president of GABS, Bryce’s team helped organize a large, 120+ person professional networking event during Homecoming week. The event brought together current students, alumni, and representatives from industry and government to discuss career options in a bioengineering-focused environment – the first event to do so in the history of the department. Planning this event required collaboration between Student Involvement, our department faculty and staff, our counterpart undergraduate organization, and our industry advisors. Bryce’s dedication to promoting the interests of his fellow students is evident through his work in organizing professional and social events that have brought graduate students together to share ideas and network. As a PhD student, Bryce’s main research interests include medical imaging and machine learning, and he also has experience with research mentorship and student entrepreneurship. He can even be spotted in several university television promotions. Bryce enjoys outdoor recreation activities like hiking and camping. He commutes to Fairfax campus from Ashburn, where he lives with his wife and pet cat. In his role as Vice President, Bryce will listen to and advocate for graduate students at George Mason’s Fairfax Campus. Bryce is especially interested in connecting to new international students and he attends training events hosted by the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS). With his experience and dedication for serving his fellow students, Bryce is the ideal candidate to serve as a GAPSA Executive Officer and make a positive impact on the lives of his peers.

Availability and Commitment to the Time and Expectations of the position

I fully expect to be able to meet the time commitment and expectations of this position. I will have concluded the bulk of my coursework by the 2023-2024 academic year, and I will plan on spending 30-40 hours per week on research-related activities. I will attend university-hosted leadership events and workshops but have no other ongoing work or organizational involvements outside of these activities.