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.
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