Shauna Rigaud

Portrait of Shauna Rigaud
Titles and Organizations

Community Based Learning Coordinator Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

Contact Information

Phone: 703.993.1110
Mail Stop: Honors College, MSN 1F4
Campus: Fairfax


Beginning her career in youth work as a young person herself, Shauna has a deep passion for supporting and empowering youth and urban communities. She holds a BA in African-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MA in Gender/Cultural Studies and MS in Communication Management from Simmons College. Her interests include Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing.

Shauna is one of the founders of and current Communications Chair for Mason's Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). She is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

Selected Publications

Owen, J. E., Rigaud, S., & McCarron, G. (In Press). Hidden costs and commitments: Leadership, social class, and experiential learning. In S. Ardoin & K. Guthrie (Eds.), Leadership and Social Class. New Directions for Student Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


M.A. in Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College

M.S. in Communication Management, Simmons College

B.A. in African-American Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst