Christian Suero

Summary

Doctoral Student, Department of Soiciology, College of Humanities and Social Studies, George Mason UniversityOpptu Role: Operations & Strategy

Web: Department web page  LinkedIn
Email:  csuero@gmu.edu
Address:  22030

Biosketch

Currently, I am an M.A. student in Sociology and pursuing the graduate Women and Gender Studies certificate. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. I moved to Washington, DC and completed a Master of Arts at SIT Graduate Institute in Sustainable Development and International Policy. I’ve held internships at The Smithsonian Office of Policy and Analysis, The Worldwatch Institute, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and have studied abroad in Greece, London, Scotland, Mexico, and Turkey.

I was drawn to the sociology program at Mason because it is the first program to offer a PhD in public sociology. I wanted to be part of a program that encouraged both academic and practitioner backgrounds. I am serving as the Social Chairmen for the Public Sociology Association, Conference Committee Member for 5th Annual Public Sociology Association Conference, was recently selected for the Presidential Leadership Seminar with President Dr. Ángel Cabrera, and am a reviewer for Journal of Mason Graduate Research. I was awarded a 2016 Mason Provost Summer Research Fellowship to work on my MA thesis.

My research interests focus on wellbeing, labor, race/ethnicity, first generation students, and higher education. After completing my MA, I hope to complete a doctoral degree at George Mason University in Sociology and become a professor of sociology. My long-term professional interests include higher education administration. I aspire to be a leader and advocate for first generation students wants to create change for individuals, societies, and future generations.

Education

School for International Training
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Sustainable Development
2014 – 2015
Specialization in International Policy and Management

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Political Science
2010 – 2014

Activities and Societies: Delta Sigma Phi – Alpha Pi Chapter, MSU Greek Week Leadership Committee, MSU Greek Life – Interfraternity Council, International Engagement in Mexico (IEM), Student Services, Undergraduate Sociology Association, MSU Study Abroad Greece & Turkey, MSU Study Abroad London & Scotland.

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Sociology
Minor, Philosophy
2010 – 2014

Michigan State University
Degree NameBachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Experience

Greek Week Director of Administration
MSU Greek Life
Feb 2014 – May 2014
Lansing, Michigan Area
*Oversaw the following and upholding of Greek Week Constitution.
*Coordinated the notification of all meetings to Greek Week Chairs.
*Recorded all meetings minutes for the Greek Week Leadership team and Greek Week Chairs.
*Mediated discrepancies between teams and ensures rules and infractions are handled according to the bylaws.
*Managed attendance and excuses for events.
*Helped raised $228,115.85 for Relay for Life

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Michigan State University
Sep 2013 – Jan 2014
Lansing, Michigan Area
*Assisted Dr. Stephen Gasteyer in a research study. The Trends and Impacts of Bio-energy and Ethanol Facilities: Illinois and Michigan.
*Collected and organized data through publically available data resources such as the U.S. Census.
*Constructed excel, charts, and graph sheets to represent trends within data.
*Work of sufficient quality could result in being listed as co-author publication.

Vice President of Administration
MSU Interfraternity Council
Jan 2013 – Jan 2014
LocationLansing, Michigan Area
*Supervised the process of elections and transitions of new officers.
*Constructed the IFC Constitution and Bylaws.
*Constructed and enforced the Greek Life Social Policy.
*Analyzed and alleviated mediations between individual Fraternity Chapters.
*Provided alcohol and risk management education to member fraternities.
*Interacted with University College Dean’s, East Lansing Offices, and other community leaders on a monthly basis.
*Part of the first council to ever get a relationship statement between Michigan State University and Greek Life.

Student Researcher
Communications & Research, Inc.
Oct 2013 – Dec 2013
LocationLansing, Michigan Area
*Created a marker impact report.
*Constructed broad scan (Google, academic, government, and news media) to determine trends on issues.
*Analyzed data and created graphs and charts indicating the trends of variables impacting a subject.
*Worked with partners of the firm to write reports for clients.

Undergraduate Researcher
Company NameInstitute for Public Policy and Social Research
Dates EmployedAug 2013 – Dec 2013
Employment Duration5 mos
LocationLansing, Michigan Area
*Communicated with households all over the state of Michigan to conduct phone interviews with individuals on public policy issues.
*Analyzed and recorded subjects answers into the research software State of The State Survey Results (SOSS).
*Analyzed and recorded data on the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey for subjects in Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties (Thumb Rural Health Network).
*Overcame communication barriers between random digit dial interviews and respondent.

Writer
The State News
May 2013 – Aug 2013
Lansing, Michigan Area
*Constructed weekly articles on focused the state of Greek Life at Michigan State University.
*Conducted one on one interviews with current members of Greek organizations.
*Analyzed campus statistical data and determine if it supports and or refutes Greek norms and assumptions.

Director of Philanthropy
Company NameDelta Sigma Phi
Jan 2013 – Apr 2013
Lansing, Michigan Area
*Organized successful Philanthropy -Delta Sigma Phi’s Dirty Tug.
*Raised over $800.00 for the local shelter home, Haven House.

Undergraduate Researcher
Michigan State University
May 2012 – Jun 2012
Greece
*Study Abroad in Greece and Turkey for six weeks. Lived in the island of Lesvos.
*Volunteered to clean the local streets and the bay area.
*Researched a eating habits at the dinner table and social politics.

Student Mentor
Company NameMichigan State University
Dates EmployedAug 2011 – Dec 2011
Employment Duration5 mos
LocationLansing, Michigan Area
*Attended to local Lansing elementary school as a teacher’s aide.
*Cumberland Elementary Kindergarten
*Interacted with low-income background students as a mentor.
*Helped the teacher plan daily activities for the students.

Awards

Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award

The competition is administered by the District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS). It is open to all graduate students enrolled in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia area colleges and universities. The winning author receives a $200 cash award and recognition at DCSS’s annual May Awards Dinner.

Volunteer Experience

International Engagement in Mexico
Mar 2014 – Mar 2014
CauseSocial Services
“International Engagement in Mexico (IEM) Program is a unique program designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to become exposed to selected MSU global competencies through international engagement and academic study. Migrant Student Services in partnership with the Department of Community of Sustainability in providing a 3 credit class.” – Michigan State University

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