BA in History

Raymond Fenstermaker, 2023

Raymond Fenstermaker

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

I really enjoyed all of my Russian language classes. Professor Guglielmi and Professor Barnes have been very helpful.

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

I had the opportunity to enroll in a summer immersion program at Middlebury's Russian School and apply the credits to my degree at Mason. It was a great experience. 

Share a memorable "Mason moment."

My most memorable moment at Mason was my first in person class after the pandemic shut everything down. Since I had transferred from a different school I had never even seen the Mason campus. It was exciting to meet my professors and classmates in person, many of whom I'd already met through zoom lectures in earlier semesters. 

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?

If you're struggling don't wait until the end of the semester to ask your professor for help.

What is your next step?

Currently I'm searching for jobs related to my major in Russian Language and Culture. I'd love to find a job that would allow me to further develop my language skills.