Casey Machuga, Assistant Director, Off-Campus Student Services
Casey Machuga (she, her, hers) is an advocate and cheerleader for students who are pursuing their passions at Mason. She grew up in gorge(ou)s, Ithaca NY, where the proximity to two large universities inspired a love of learning and the beauty of waterfalls and human kindness cultivated an appreciation for self-reflection. A first-generation college student herself, Casey never imagined herself in a career in higher education, but she deeply connects with the identity as an educator. Casey feels grateful to meet students from around the world that never fail to teach her something new about life and about herself.
Casey’s function at Mason is to support contemporary students throughout their transition to and through Mason. She supervises the student off-campus advisor team, who are a peer resource for students to connect with during their time at Mason. Balancing program requirements, family obligations, social expectations, career aspirations, and all the things that come with being human is challenging and exciting, and it’s Casey’s job to make sure that students are supported through this unique time in their lives.
Some of her passions include advocating for systems and processes that function for all students, not despite certain challenges. Casey is also a big proponent of celebrating successes, connecting with others, and treating every moment as a learning opportunity.
Casey loves to connect and would love to meet you, so you are welcome to drop by her office or drop into her inbox any time!