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Eva Bramesco

Student Support

Eva Bramesco is the Senior Assistant Director of Honors College Admissions here at Mason. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process.

In working closely with the Honors College, Eva gets to meet some of Mason’s most ambitious and inquisitive applicants. As the product of a small liberal arts college herself, Eva loves to share the Honors College’s benefits of small classroom settings, individualized attention from brilliant professors, the academic freedom to truly dive into areas and topics of interest, and what students can really do with these opportunities in a large research university setting.

Prior to her time at Mason, Eva worked in international development, first with the American Red Cross, and then for a consulting firm. From working in the competitive and fast-paced environment of Washington, D.C., Eva learned firsthand about the powerful combination of a customizable education in a unique location.

Originally from Danvers, Massachusetts, Eva graduated with high honors from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with degrees in International Relations, Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies, and is currently working towards a Master’s in Public Policy at Mason. Her undergraduate research focused on democratization processes in disparate nations. In addition to her work at Mason, Eva is a long-time mentor, tutor, and advocate for educational equity. She can also be found on Twitter talking about current trends and issues in education at @EvaAdmissions

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Counselor

Pat Money

Student Support

Patrick Money is the Associate Director of Admissions for George Mason University. After starting as a student employee at the Admissions office, he has spent the last decade as a member of the Mason Admissions family helping students and families find the right college destination.

Patrick has lived in Northern Virginia his entire life and attended high school at Lake Braddock Secondary. He had an amazing experience as an undergrad while earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at Mason. This area is an incredible place for young people to explore options both professionally and socially – an opportunity he took in full, which ultimately led to a college career he thoroughly enjoyed and would not trade for anything.

One of his favorite memories was when he made his initial decision to come to Mason back in 2006 after he saw the Men’s basketball team reach the final four live at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.! (He still talks about it like it happened yesterday!!)

Patrick has a passion for higher education and even more so for George Mason University, and he hopes to share it with all those who are interested.

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Counselor

Kamran Waterman

Student Support

Kamran Waterman recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Biochemistry. While at Tech, he was as a three-year member of the Marching Virginians and the Drumline Section Leader during his senior year. He was also a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, where he served as the assistant philanthropy chair and a pledge class president. Kamran lives in South Riding, VA and graduated from Freedom High School in Loudoun County.  In his free time, Kamran enjoys writing and performing music along with keeping up with his favorite sports teams. He is looking forward to being a team member of the Advance Team.

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Counselor Leadership

Rachel Cleaver, MPA

RACHEL CLEAVER

Senior Associate Director, K-12 Partnerships

Rachel is the Senior Associate Director of K-12 Partnerships in the Office of Admissions. In this role, she creates and oversees partnerships that help bring more students to the Mason campus. She works with many departments and organizations across the campus as well as the community as a whole to talk about the great things happening at George Mason as well as College Access and Success overall. Rachel oversees bringing groups of students of all ages to campus and you will often see her corralling large groups of middle school students around campus. Rachel provides general support to the Washington Scholars Program. Prior to coming to George Mason, Rachel has extensive experience leading the programmatic efforts at two college access and success programs on the East Coast, Let’s Get Ready and The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund. She has extensive experience in curriculum design and program management and in helping under-served high school students achieve their college dreams. She earned BS degrees in Elementary Education and Human/Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. She loves living in Washington, DC and looks forward to welcoming you here this summer!