Originally from Illinois, Dawn Lowry steps in as Director of Forensics for the 2019-2020 school year. With degrees in Mass Communication from Northern Illinois University and Illinois State University, Dawn has spent 20 years coaching at prominent programs in Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas. However, she is most excited to join the legacy of creativity and passion that are hallmarks of GMU Forensics. And while all the events are important, she may be a bit biased towards Prose, Informative, and Program Oral Interpretation. Current life goals include creating engaged citizens through forensics, traveling internationally, and finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
NAME: Natalie Cumming
MAJOR: Performance with a Concentration on Musical Theatre
HOMETOWN: Orono, MN
FAVORITE EVENT: POE
Natalie Cumming is so so happy to do what she loves everyday with her favorite people. She's incredibly friendly like a golden retriever but also can be really aggressive like a golden retriever. She has a dog who is the light of her life (Eddie). She also is an ambitious rockstar and cannot be stopped. Her favorite things include, videos of people answering questions wrongly, Broadway musicals, meditation, Chris Fleming, stage fails, talking about herself, Tom Murabito, soup, potatoes, and the sunrise.
Name: Sydney Alexandria Hardy
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Favorite Events: POE, PRO, ADS
Sydney-Alexandria is excited to be part of this team and looking forward to expressing her self through spoken word. When she isn’t gearing up for a competition, Sydney-Alexandria is studying or doing homework. “Academics first, everything else second”. She also enjoys writing in her spare time and reading any educational novel she can get her hands on. #ILOVEGMUFORENSICS
NAME: Izzie Larson
(Public Relations Coordinator)
MAJOR: Integrative Studies | Minor in Dance
HOMETOWN: Moorhead MN
FAVORITE EVENT: Duo
Izzie Larson is thrilled to return for their second year on the Mason Forensics team! Originally from bright and sunny MN, Izzie's love of speech brought them happily to the 'fax. When they are not competing, you can find them reading and writing poetry, dancing, drawing, singing, eating breakfast & vlogging. They love Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the lake, Regina Spektor, Hip Hop, and tattoos!
NAME: Christy Caudle
MAJOR: Global Affairs
HOMETOWN: Austin, TX
FAVORITE EVENTS: DI, Duo
Christy Caudle is a rising freshman on the team from the yeehaw state of Texas. After four years of competition, Christy is extremely excited to begin her collegiate speech career at Mason! When she isn’t doing speech, she quoting Disney movies or Drake and Josh and sleeping. Christy is looking forward to getting to know her new family and experiencing all that this season has to offer!