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Admissions Representative(s) for California

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Lauren Wagner
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions


Area of responsibility: San Diego

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Hi! My name is Lauren Wagner, and I wear two hats in the Admissions Office. I am a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, and I am also the advisor to our group of student tour guides – the Mason Ambassadors. I grew up in West Virginia and (like some of you) decided to go out of state for college. My bachelor’s degree is from Indiana University and my master’s degree is from Duke University. People joke that I chose my schools based on the competitiveness of their basketball teams, and, since I’m now at Mason, I guess there’s some truth to that.

A good part of my working life has centered around higher education, mainly teaching, and I truly enjoy working with students, the vibrant life on campus and the unique opportunity that college presents for different perspectives, opinions and opportunities for learning.

I have been with the Admissions office since the summer of 2010, and I can tell you that the love for this university and pride that our students feel for Mason is contagious. I can’t imagine being anywhere else and am so thankful to have the opportunity to help students, parents (and even alumni) find a home here with our Mason family.

Choosing a university and crossing this threshold is so exciting, yet I know it can be overwhelming at times. We counselors are here to assist in any way we can, so don’t be shy about reaching out for help. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions about Mason, the application process in general, or (for you alums out there) how to reconnect with Mason in a volunteer capacity. My email is and I can be reached by phone at 703-993-2400.

Good luck on your college search and career, and I hope to see you around campus!

Staff photo: Kimberly Olodun (2015) (360px)

Kimberly Olodun
Admissions Counselor


Area of responsibility: All California excluding San Diego

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Hi there! My name is Kimberly Olodun and I am an Admissions Counselor here at George Mason University, as well as a Mason graduate with a B.A. in Global Affairs and a concentration in World Arts. I am originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but moved to Honolulu, Hawaii after my second year of college (I’m from a military family!).

As a student at Mason I was heavily involved in student life on campus, serving as a Resident Adviser, the president of the Black Student Alliance, and a teaching assistant for several African Dance classes on campus. Going to a school fifteen minutes away from the nation’s capital kept me excited about all the opportunities available to me, like performing arts events and visiting different restaurants in Georgetown. I was constantly visiting the Smithsonian museums, and an academic tour of U.S. Treasury brought new dimensions to my classwork.

The vibrant student life, dynamic academic opportunities, and lasting connections I made with award-winning faculty and staff made my Mason experience the best one I could ever have wished for. It also taught me the most important lesson of my college career: When you’re at Mason, you’re home!

As a counselor I work mostly with students from Maryland and Delaware, but I look forward to connecting with all of you and helping you move one step closer to calling Mason your home too!

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