The Honors College Communications Team’s purpose is to share stories from our community. We hope to uplift voices, bring people together, and inspire lifelong learning by showcasing the people – students, faculty and staff, and alumni – that make our Honors College unique.
Working behind the scenes of this website, its corresponding news and social media posts, student and alumni newsletters, and other outreach functions is a small team of student creatives that understand the power of storytelling. Led by Honors College professor and Director of Communications Mr. Richard Todd Stafford, the Honors College Communications Team works to create content that strengthens our community and connects students with learning opportunities that will help them thrive while at Mason. We cover everything from research exhibitions to volunteer projects, special events to everyday wins, and incoming freshman to longtime alums. As the Honors College community continues to grow and evolve, our job is to promote and applaud its successes.
Do you have a story to tell? Contact us below.
Communications Team Members
Audrey Butler is a junior at George Mason University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Production and Criticism. Since joining the Honors College Communication Team her sophomore year, she has provided written news coverage, led interviews for profiles, and aided with planning and editing videos.
On the side, Audrey interns at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board as a Videographer and Communication Program Assistant, where she works to raise awareness for resources that provide aid and support to others, and before the pandemic, she provided occasional trumpet performances for local churches.
She has a fondness for soccer, sharks, and sipping a cup of tea, one day hoping to master the skill of latte art.
Sophia Chapin is a senior Environmental Science major with a concentration in Conservation. She has a love for science communication, photography, and data analysis. She also recently attended the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation and has interned in resource management with Fairfax County Park Authority. Sophia joined the Honors College Communication Team in her second year at Mason as Multimedia Intern and is responsible for writing articles, conducting interviews, and photographing events. She manages the Student Snapshots, the Alumni Newsletter, and helps get a variety of content onto the website.
Kimberly Laura is a sophomore at George Mason University, majoring in Community Health with a concentration in Clinical Science. Laura is the graphic design intern for the Honors College Communications team. She creates outreach materials for newsletters, affiliated websites, and print campaigns. Further, Laura designs posts and logos for social media platforms. She is also a Community Assistant for Housing and Residence Life and is involved in clubs such as F1st Gen Mason and the Student Health Advisory Board.
Andreana Lin is a junior Creative Writing major with a Fiction concentration and minors in Conservation Studies and Professional & Technical Writing. She has spent a semester over at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation researching Hawaii’s ohi’a lehua trees, woodworking, and designing brochures for local museums. She loves to bake, plan fun events, learn languages, birdwatch, draw, and write in her free time.
As the Lead Communications Intern in the Honors College Communications Team, Andreana oversees all communication-related aspects for the team, setting up regular meetings, faculty brown bags, and professional development seminars. She also helps manage the Honors College website. Beyond her work with the communications team, she is also a peer tutor for Mason’s Writing Center and teaches English to K-12 students.
Joshua McLean is a senior at George Mason University, majoring in Film and Video Studies with a concentration in Production. He has produced a wide range of film projects, including music videos, short films, and a 12-part docu-series about the 2020 Presidential Election. One of his short films, "Goodies," has screened at four film festivals along the East Coast. Recently, Joshua wrapped production on his most recent project about a self-destructive painter fighting between violent urges and growing commercial success. He is also currently developing a documentary about a counter-protester who was nearly killed during the white supremacy rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. Joshua has always been driven to make movies that inspire, educate, and help others. There's no shortage of stories to tell and he wants to tell as many as he can while reaching as many people as possible.
As the video intern on the Honors College Communications Team, he hopes to be a source of inspiration to both current and prospective Mason students. Joshua films and edits photo and video content for the Honors College social media channels, as well as helps student researchers create high-quality video presentations about their research topics.