Maria Ricks

Maria Ricks

Maria Ricks

Why did you choose to do a BAM program?

The option of pursuing the Accelerated Master’s degree was a big reason why I chose to attend Mason. I chose the BAM program because it was very timely and economic way to complete a master’s degree and I am studying what I am passionate about at the school I already love! Additionally, my program requires a seminar abroad. Since I was not able to study abroad in undergrad, I am happy to be able to do so for my current program.


What has been your favorite class or experience in the program?

I very much enjoyed the meet and greet at the beginning of the semester where I got to meet professors and other students in the program. It was a great way to get connected to the program.


What experiences have you had outside of the classroom?

I had the privilege of being a research intern for the Rumi Forum, during which I assisted with research being conducted at Georgetown University. I was also a legal intern at Privia Health in Arlington.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

My goal in life is to help people in some capacity! I think my program is preparing with the knowledge to significantly make an impact in the world.