Samira managed Mason’s Patriot Green Fund (PGF) and provided leadership and support in integrating sustainability into buildings, infrastructure, and academic offerings on campus. She joined the Office of Sustainability team in June 2017. Samira is a Mason graduate and holds MA degree in Global Affairs, specializing in World Population and Geography. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008 with BA in Human and Applied Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her educational background includes work on environmental policy, food security, and global health, as well as work on recycling policy change in Mason’s Student Centers. She is currently pursuing Food Security Graduate Certificate at Mason. Samira is a skilled researcher and her most recent project focused on climate change, northwardly spread of vector-borne diseases, and reemergence of Malaria in the US. In her previous position at Mason’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), she supported programing that incorporated review, delivery, and reporting of numerous sustainability projects on and off-campus. Samira was awarded Mason’s employee of the month in September 2015.