BA in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Joseph Brandt

Joseph Brandt

2022 Distinguished Alumni - Russian and Eurasian Studies

Since graduating from Mason in 1986, Joseph Brandt embarked on a multi-faceted international journey inspired and nurtured by his time at the university.

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Raymond Fenstermaker

Raymond Fenstermaker, 2023

BA in Russian and Eurasian Studies, BA in History

Development of advanced Russian language skills included participation in prestigious summer immersion program.

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Riley Hester

Riley Hester, 2021

B.A. in Global Affairs, B.A. in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Cited as one of the best students in the history of Russian and Eurasian Studies, she was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study advanced Russian in Vladimir, Russia, has served as President of the GMU Russian Club, and studied abroad at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

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Alexander Naumov

Alexander Naumov, 2020

BA, Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2020

Studied in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan and published pieces on events in Belarus and Russian in "PONARS Eurasia" and "The Cipher Brief".

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Jason Smart

Jason Smart, 2007

Assisting policy makers in former Soviet states

Drawing on his command of Russian history, language and culture, Jason Smart works as a political consultant in Russia and former Soviet states.

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Tom Jordon

Tom Jordon, 2005

Works in the Marine Corps Intelligence Department

Tom Jordan uses his language expertise to help the US Marine Corps train Marines in strategic foreign languages.

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Marc Kokowski

Marc Kokowski, 2003

Supporting U.S. grants in the former Soviet Union

Worked for the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (now known CRDF Global), and traveled to Kyrgyzstan and Moldova in support of CRDF grants.

Kenneth Guy

Kenneth Guy, 2002

Working with the United States Embassy staff in Moscow

Kenneth Guy received a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from Indiana University and served as a consular officer at the United States Embassy in Moscow.