BIS in Individualized Study

Maria Rowena Sales Reuter, 2023

Maria Rowena Sales Reuter

Share a memorable "Mason moment."

My most memorable moment at Mason was the first day of school just this past semester (Fall 2023). I was able to take leave from work so I can go full time to school.  This was my first time ever to be in a "real" college campus and it was a really wonderful experience.  In my first class, I knew I was going to be one of the oldest students and was a bit worried about but my classmates and professors were very welcoming.  I've met really great people and found great friends--for life!

Reflecting on your time at Mason, what is one piece of advice you would give a student who is just starting off on their Mason journey?

It might take a while to figure out what you really want to do in life, but when you figure it out, don't be afraid to pursue it. You may hit some bumps along the way but don't let that discourage you. Work hard and learn from all the experiences , good or bad.  Focus on your goals and you will get there.  

What is your next step?

Grad School.  I was actually accepted in the BAM program for Elementary Education.  After graduation, I will be applying to get my provisional license to teach and hopefully by next fall, I will have my own classroom.