BA in Anthropology

Brian Alexis Jimenez, 2023

Brian Alexis Jimenez

Do you have a particular standout course or professor from your time as an undergraduate student?

 I loved Dr. Temple's Scientific Racism and Dr. Morris's Environment and Culture

What activities were you involved in during your time at Mason that impacted you the most? 

I was involved in a lot of internships while at Mason. Most internship were offered by the OSCAR. A lot of my work and research has been associated with Indigenous peoples, learning about topics such food ways, food sovereignty, migrations, or environmental rights. 

Share a memorable "Mason moment."

I would have to say joining the Aguilas Mentoring Program back in freshman year. Because of my involvement in the organization, I was able to meet a lot of people, including my best friend. These connections have been extremely valuable, both personally and professionally. 

Reflecting on your time at Mason, what is one piece of advice you would give a student who is just starting off on their Mason journey?

Making connections with others is key. Whether through peers, relationships, or professors. Whether personal or professional. your experiences at college will be shaped by the people you know, so why not have good people you can surround yourself with.

What is your next step?

I plan to keep working in communications/administrative work based in my experience from prior internships. In the near future, I plan to work in agroforestry and Indigenous rights.