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Jennifer Mason

Jennifer Mason
Title:Assistant Director
Primary Affiliation:Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
Office Location:Y2E2, Suite 226

Biographical Information

Jennifer joined the E-IPER team in August 2011. As Assistant Director, Jennifer's focus is on the PhD program and includes management of the admissions cycle, site visits, orientation, degree progress, student funding, website content, and Commencement.  Additionally, Jennifer tracks Joint MS degree progress and serves as the E-IPER liaison with central offices at Stanford as well as with the School of Earth Sciences. Prior to joining the E-IPER team, Jennifer worked in the Department of Biology Student Services Office here on campus for over seven years and was involved in everything from undergraduate and research advising to PhD admissions. She also has prior student services experience at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara.

Jennifer has an MA in Education-Higher Education Administration from San Jose State University and a BA in Law & Society from UC Santa Barbara.  During her senior year at UC Santa Barbara, Jennifer was lucky enough to sail around the world with the Semester at Sea program.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, hiking, and traveling.

Professional Activities

Jennifer serves as a staff panelist for the Office of Community Standards (formerly Judicial Affairs) and formerly served as a Pre-Major Advisor for the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.  She is also a member of several professional organizations including NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), NAGAP (National Association for Graduate Admissions Professionals) and AESS (Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences).

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