Brielle DeMatteo

Brielle DeMatteo

Brielle DeMatteo

Graduate Program Coordinator

Brielle DeMatteo is the current Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Prior to beginning her career in higher education, Brielle worked with non-profit organizations with a focus on youth development and therapeutic wilderness rehabilitation. Her career experiences include administrative duties, program and event planning/management, and outdoor education, challenge course, and teambuilding facilitation.

Brielle completed the M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development program at Mason. Her research interests include college access, first-generation students, access and persistence of foster youth, campus-support programs for foster youth, and faculty development, particularly of women in academia.

As a requirement for the M.A. program, Brielle completed a semester-long practicum with the Center for First-generation Student Success where she worked on various projects designed to support first-generation students across a variety of institutional types.

Brielle served for 10+ years in the United States Navy Reserves. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and traveling.

Courses Taught

CHSS 101: Intro to CHSS - Fall 2021, Fall 2022

UNIV 421: College to Graduate School - Fall 2022, Spring 2023


M.A. Higher Education and Student Development - George Mason University

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Arizona State University