Wes Brown

Wes Brown

Wes Brown

What is your involvement on campus?
I am involved in Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity. I was a member of the Cornerstones Living Learning Community. I am pursuing membership in Fraternity and Sorority Life. Last summer I served as a new student orientation Patriot Leader. I currently serve as a student Programs Coordinator in the Orientation and Family Programs and Services Office. 

What is the most exciting aspect of this current year?
I am excited to take a part in planning this coming summer’s new student orientation program. I also can’t wait to train the new Patriot Leader team. Finally, I am thrilled to be learning my third language, Arabic. 

What is your favorite undergraduate course at Mason?
I love learning new languages so Arabic 110: Elementary Arabic is a thrilling experience for me this semester. It is fast paced six-credit course teaching me all the foundations of the Arabic language. I’ve always had a predisposition to pick up on language skills. In total, I’ve studied English, Spanish, French, Latin, and Arabic during my academic career.  

What are your career goals after graduating from Mason?
My long-term goal is to become a high school Spanish teacher. I plan to pursue one of the College’s accelerated Master’s graduate degree programs as well. I completed a teaching internship during my senior year of high school. I enjoy helping others grow and learn.   

What advice do you have for new Mason students?
Take the time to get to know your professors. A good relationship will help you stay motived and achieve high grades in your courses. Also, don’t wait until Sundays to do all of our laundry! 

What would you do with an hour of free time away from classes?
I would go to the gym and lift weights or practice Krav Maga at one of the campus fitness centers. I have been training in Krav Maga for the past year and a half. 

What celebrity would you like to have dinner with at some point?
I would have dinner with Matt Damon. He seems the most genuine and approachable celebrity. It doesn’t hurt that he also played the character, Jason Bourne.