Our Staff

Board of Directors


Nina Motazedi is currently a junior pursuing her B.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (concentration in International Conflict) with a minor in Psychology. She is also involved with Mason’s student newspaper, the Fourth Estate, as a staff writer. Her expected date of graduation is Spring 2018.

Assistant Editor

Kelly Foster is currently a sophomore pursuing her B.F.A in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. When she is not working at The GMR she reads for Mason’s literary small press, Stillhouse Press. Her poetry has appeared in Polaris, Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, SCCC, Bethesda, and Sucarnochee Review. Someday she hopes to become an editor, professor, and full-time writer. Her expected date of graduation is Spring 2019.

Managing Editor

Jimmy O’Hara is currently a sophomore pursuing his B.S. in Earth Science with a concentration in Environmental Geoscience and is working toward a minor in Journalism. He is also a Resident Advisor for freshmen and is involved with Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as Secretary. He hopes to become a science journalist for a publication like NatGeo or Scientific American. In his free time, he promotes for EDM concerts and loves listening to music. His expected date of graduation is Spring 2019.

Web/Graphic Director

Jason Clark is currently a senior Public Relations major with an IT minor. He is able to design almost anything, as he is great with adobe suite and a quick learner. He currently works in the Marketing Department at Mason Recreation, where he does creative marketing. Someday, he hopes to work in the entertainment industry as a graphic designer. His expected date of graduation is Spring 2017.


Advisory Board

Faculty Adviser

Thomas Polk is currently the Assistant Director for Writing Across the Curriculum and a doctoral student in the Writing and Rhetoric Program here at Mason. Before coming to Mason, he served as writing specialist and coordinator of the writing center at Bowie State University in Maryland. He also taught Composition at Howard Community College in Maryland and Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina. He loves to spend his downtime with his wife, baby daughter, and dog. He also enjoys hiking, listening to music, and frustrating himself near a fairway.




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