George Mason University School of Management Student Ambassadors represent the School of Management in a professional and positive manner leveraging their talent and knowledge to enhance the research and application process of prospective graduate students.
Our student ambassadors attend graduate preview nights to share their experiences and insight about their academic journey in one of our graduate programs. Ambassadors are an invaluable resource to prospective students answering questions via email, meeting one-on-one with a prospective student, and bringing a prospective student to a class visit.
A Virginia native, Muhammad Tahir graduated high school a year early with the Presidential Award. He then enrolled at Mason and graduated (Cum Laude) early once again with a BS in finance and a minor in economics. Prior to graduating, he began working with Defense Logistics Agency in various capacities from finance to budgeting to auditing. Muhammad then completed his full-time MBA (specializing in international business) with Mason in May 2013 and was chosen as the student speaker for the School of Management Convocation. He is part of Beta Gamma Sigma and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Muhammad recently started a new job with Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Brock Walker is a member of the "Ravens" Professional MBA cohort in Arlington. He is originally from Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. Brock attended undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, majoring in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He currently works as a financial specialist for the United States Department of the Treasury, where he is part of a small team responsible for managing an approximately $200 million budget as well as performing special projects for the assistant secretary for management of the Treasury.
Elena Abramova grew up in Southern Russia and received her master's in linguistics. She began her career as a PR specialist and then became a marketing manager in a leading ad agency. In January 2012 Elena received the Silver Archer Award – The National Russian Award that is given to the best PR campaigns. She specializes in brand management, marketing strategy, marketing communications, and non-profit marketing. Elena is currently a Professional MBA student.
Kristin Discher, an association professional, is currently employed by the Association of Air Medical Services and the MedEvac Foundation International. She is the project manager and a crossover staff member between the Association and the Foundation. Kristin previously worked for a law firm association in Washington, D.C., and a small college in New Jersey. She graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of science in marketing and is working towards her MBA.
Tyler Buxton is in his second year of his MBA program at George Mason.After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2010, he moved back to his hometown of Arlington, VA to work for a government contractor. He enjoys grilling and cooking exotic foods, as well as watching and playing sports of all kinds. When Tyler is not studying you can typically find him cheering on the Redskins, Hokies, Braves, Capitals or Wizards (depending on the season).
Assaba Linda Akwei
Assaba Linda Akwei received a bachelor of arts in political science, sociology and anthropology from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. While working toward her MBA degree, she currently works as a project manager for an environmental consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area. Her interests include sustainable development, education, developing countries, studying cultures, languages, organizing, traveling, museums, hiking, soccer (the watching and rooting part, not so much the playing part), and science fiction movies.
Chris Churmusi is a third year student in the MS in Real Estate Development program, with an expected graduation date of December 2013. He earned a BS in marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. Chris currently works as a real estate associate at Greystar. His primary responsibilities include assisting the development and management teams with market research and financial and operational analysis. Prior to joining Greystar, Chris worked as a market research analyst at Kettler.