Megan Bruening, Ph.D.

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Director, Office of Fellowships

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Megan joined the George Mason community as the Assistant Director of Graduate Fellowships in 2021. Her role is to recruit and support currently enrolled and alumni graduate students applying for nationally competitive, external awards. Megan brings a holistic, process-focused approach to advising, guiding graduate students to grow as scholars and professionals during an application. With her coworkers in the Office of Fellowships, she sees the fellowship advising process as an avenue for social justice, a way to dismantle social inequities. When she's not working with students, you can find Megan reading (lots of historical fiction!) or playing with her guinea pig, Maz.