GAAP Board

The GAAP Board is made up of 11 students who work year-round to plan GAAP events. Applications for the board are available in April of each year.

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 GAAP Board Members  

Co-Presidents
Sydney Allain-Stockton Sydney Allain-Stockton, North Carolina
Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Health Care Management & Policy
HOMETOWN: Raleigh, NC
HIGH SCHOOL: Ravenscroft School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, Black Student Alliance, Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Sydney Allain-Stockton Hello future Hoyas! My name is Sydney Allain-Stockton, and I am a Health Care Management & Policy major in the NHS from Raleigh, North Carolina. I fell in love with Georgetown from the first moment I stepped on campus. What initially drew me to the school is the Hoya spirit that radiates throughout the student body. While I could try and put into words how incredible my experience has been thus far, I can’t. What I can tell you though is that I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Something I love about Georgetown is the level of student involvement in organizations on campus. Since my freshman year, I’ve been challenged to step outside my comfort zone and become involved in things I never thought I’d see myself doing. In addition to serving as the Co-President of GAAP, I am the Co-President of Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs and a member of the Black Student Alliance. Getting involved on campus has helped me grow as a person, form lifelong friendships, and fall in love with the Hilltop. Though what has truly led me to call Georgetown home is the people. Everyone here is so smart, motivated, and above all, passionate about helping other Hoyas succeed and making this place the best it can be. I encourage all of you to consider Georgetown, because I know for myself, I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere but the Hilltop home. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I hope to see you all in the fall. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sa625@georgetown.edu

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Connor Peterson Connor Peterson, Connecticut
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Biology
HOMETOWN: Fairfield, CT
HIGH SCHOOL: Fairfield Ludlowe High School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown Sports Analysis Business and Research Group, College Peer Advising, Resident Assistant, Biology Teaching Assistant, Georgetown Pre-Medical Society

Connor PetersonHi future Hoyas! My name is Connor Peterson, and I’m originally from Fairfield, Connecticut and a member of the Class of 2017. I am in the College majoring in Biology and I am also a pre-med student. In addition to the GAAP board, I work as a Student Research Assistant for the Nontherapeutic Subject Registry in the Lombardi Cancer Center, am a member of the Georgetown Pre-Medical Society, and serve as a teaching assistant within the Biology department. The time I have spent on the Hilltop thus far has been nothing short of amazing! The college process was always tricky for me because I never actually knew where I wanted to go to school. When I was accepted to Georgetown and came to my GAAP weekend, however, I immediately knew that Georgetown was the perfect place for me. I love the world class professors, the incredible location in DC, and the breadth of clubs and activities available on campus. Though what really makes Georgetown special is the people. The students here are welcoming, thoughtful, and share in a common passion for their love of Georgetown. From sitting in Gaston Hall to hear the likes of Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett, and John Kerry, to catching a bus to the Verizon Center to see the basketball team play, to simply walking through Red Square on a sunny Friday afternoon, the energy on campus is always present and the opportunities are endless. I would love to answer any and all questions, so please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cmp245@georgetown.edu

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Coordinators
Emily Belson Emily Belson, Massachusetts
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Regional and Comparative Studies in the Middle East and Western Europe
HOMETOWN: Concord, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Rock Climbing, GIVES, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Georgetown University Student Association, Lifeguard at Yates Field House

Emily Belson Hey prospective Hoyas! My name is Emily Belson, and I am from Concord, Massachusetts. I'm a junior in the SFS majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies in the Middle East and Western Europe. At Georgetown, I'm on the Club Rock Climbing team, a member of GIVES (Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service), a club that does random acts of kindness around campus, a Sexual Assault Peer Educator, in the Georgetown University Student Association and a lifeguard at Yates Field House. GAAP was the reason I chose Georgetown, because the most important factor for me in my college search was finding a school where I loved the people and felt like a part of the community. I discovered that Georgetown had exactly what I was looking for during my GAAP weekend. Every time I meet someone new at Georgetown, I am inspired by the different passions and talents that students bring to the table. From competing with the triathlon club to interning at the White House, from building blood tests in a lab to working in the Office of Sustainability, everyone at Georgetown is doing exciting and amazing things. In addition, everyone in the community is so supportive and eager to help you pursue your goals. One of our most salient mottos, cura personalis, which translates to care of the whole person, is truly embodied here. Georgetown not only provides an incredible education, but also helps you grow as a person and become a responsible citizen of the world. I hope that you will love Georgetown as much as I do and please feel free to email me with any questions! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: ejb113@georgetown.edu

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Tanner Davis Tanner Davis, Texas
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Science, Technology & International Affairs - Concentration in Business, Growth and Development
HOMETOWN: Dallas, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), Club Soccer, SFS Peer Ambassador

Tanner Davis Hi future Hoyas! My name is Tanner Davis, and I am a senior from Dallas, Texas majoring in Science, Technology & International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service. In addition to my position on the GAAP board, I am a member of four other activities: the Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Club Soccer, and SFS Peer Ambassadors. As I began joining activities on campus, I became mesmerized by the people that I met and made it my goal to recruit more people like them to Georgetown. That’s the reason I wanted to join GAAP and became a tour guide in the first place! I am so passionate about this university that I wanted to share my own personal reasons as to why I chose Georgetown so that others may feel inspired to enroll. Honestly, I can say without a doubt that Georgetown has exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Everything from the students, professors and classes, to the city, tradition, and community, Georgetown has been everything and more than I thought it would be. Everyday, I feel embraced, challenged and supported by the community around me, a unique aspect of this university. Even before attending, I knew Georgetown was my home from the moment I walked through the front gates and saw the iconic Healy building behind the John Carroll statue amidst a beautiful sunset! In your search for a new home, I truly hope you have a defining moment like I did during my visit. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jtd46@georgetown.edu

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Jake Fulton Jake Fulton, Massachusetts
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Accounting & Finance
HOMETOWN: Billerica, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Arlington Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Relay for Life, Knights of Columbus, InterHall Council

Jake Fulton Hey Future Hoyas! My name is Jake Fulton, and I’m originally from Billerica, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. I’m in the McDonough School of Business and intend to double major in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Government. Like many of my fellow Hoyas, I fell in love with Georgetown at first sight. The beautiful campus, bustling neighborhood, and perfect D.C. location all drew me to the place I now consider my second home. My favorite thing about Georgetown is our supportive community. Our Jesuit value of “men and women for others” truly permeates all aspects of student life. I find myself constantly inspired and challenged by my professors and peers alike, and have learned so much from so many different perspectives. Here on campus, I’m involved with GAAP, serve on the Logistics Committee for Relay for Life, and am a member of both the Knights of Columbus and InterHall Council. In my time at Georgetown, my favorite experiences have been catching basketball games at the Verizon Center, trying out restaurants and coffee shops in the city, doing community service around DC, and listening to speeches by esteemed guests in Gaston Hall. Georgetown is an experience like no other. Here on the Hilltop, you will take incredible courses, join any number of amazing student groups, experience life in the nation’s capital, and most of all, become your best self. I’m excited about what my future holds at Georgetown, and I’m sure you’re interested in what your experience would be like as a Hoya, so feel free to contact me with any questions. I can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa and welcome home!
E-mail: jaf298@georgetown.edu

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Maria Giaquinto Maria Giaquinto, New York
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Accounting and Finance
HOMETOWN: Grand Island, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Nardin Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Accounting Society, The Big Hunt, Economics Teaching Assistant, Institute of Politics and Public Service

Maria Giaquinto Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Maria Giaquinto, and I’m majoring in Accounting and Finance. I’m from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!), and I couldn’t be happier to now call Georgetown and Washington, D.C. my second home. I first heard about Georgetown when I was in middle school, and I knew it had to be special. Visiting campus confirmed my initial inkling, as I immediately felt a pulsing energy as well as a deep connection to the past when I first walked by Healy Hall. Incredible buildings such as this one still take my breath away, as does our beautiful view of the Potomac. I’ve never stopped feeling excited about being a student here and cannot say enough about how amazing my experience has been. At Georgetown, you’re never far away from something interesting and engaging, whether it be a visiting speaker, a run to the monuments, or a sporting event for a Georgetown or D.C. team. Aside from these wonderful opportunities, Georgetown also has the bonus of bringing together a diverse group of people who share a passion for learning and bettering themselves. If you come to Georgetown, you’ll find that each individual brings something new to the discussion, making each conversation you have enlightening and exciting. Students here work together in furthering dialogue on a variety of topics, as well as in perfecting group projects and putting on club events. In addition to GAAP, my club positions include being a Sophomore Co-Vice President of the Accounting Society, which coordinates career networking and informational events with potential employers; Co-Director of Marketing for The Big Hunt, a scavenger hunt for freshmen that stretches across the city and offers fantastic prizes; a teaching assistant for Economics; and a member of the Institute of Politics and Public Service, which brings dynamic political speakers from both sides of the aisle to campus. If you have any questions about what I’m involved in or anything at all, please feel free to reach out! I’d love to hear from you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mg1469@georgetown.edu

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Kevin Marino Kevin Marino, New York
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: English
HOMETOWN: Brentwood, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Brentwood High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, Ritmo Y Sabor, Georgetown Individual Vocal and Energetic Services (GIVES), Student Worker in the Georgetown University Office of the President

Kevin Marino Hello Future Hoyas! My name is Kevin Marino, and I’m majoring in English and minoring in Sociology in the Georgetown College, and originally from Brentwood, Long Island New York. I have such a strong love for Georgetown, which ultimately made me want to become involved in GAAP, through which I encourage prospective students to join the next class of Hoyas. Besides GAAP, I am also part of the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, Georgetown Individual Vocal and Energetic Services (GIVES), Ritmo y Sabor, Georgetown’s premier Latin dance team, and serve as a student worker in the Office of the President. Coming to Georgetown has to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are so many fantastic memories that I have made which makes being a Hoya so spectacular. From storming the court at the Verizon Center, to contemplating morning runs to the National Mall and the White House, to having intellectual conversations on Healy lawn with brilliant friends, there is so much for everyone to do. The reason why I chose Georgetown was without a doubt because of the people. The minute I stepped on campus and saw the vibrant energy and smiles coming from all the students, I knew it was the place for me. Finally, the collaborative environment made possible by the students and outstanding faculty was the ultimate cherry on top. Georgetown is more than just a world-class institution and the incredible people you meet will make you feel at home in no time. I encourage all of you to reach out if you have any questions but for now, I can’t wait to see you all on the Hilltop soon. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kam379@georgetown.edu

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Gianna Pisano Gianna Pisano, Maryland
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Marketing and Management
HOMETOWN: Germantown, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Clarksburg High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, OWN IT Summit, The Hoya, MSB Technology Center, MSB Peer Ambassador, Resident Assistant

Gianna Pisano Hey future Hoyas! My name is Gianna Pisano, and I am a junior in the MSB from Germantown, Maryland double majoring in Marketing and Management. Aside from GAAP, I write for The Guide lifestyle & arts section of The Hoya, work at the MSB Technology Center, am a MSB Peer Ambassador and a Resident Assistant. In my free time, I love to explore the plethora of delicious cupcake shops in D.C. and wander to a monument or two. My favorite thing about Georgetown is the passion and drive of my fellow Hoyas. Everyone is very eager to get involved, help each other out or grab a cup of coffee to chat. Our Jesuit values of "educating the whole person" and being "men and women for others" are ever present in the student body, leading me to fall in love with every aspect of the Hilltop. Since I arrived on campus, I have learned just as much outside of the classroom as I have from my professors. I am so excited for all of you to experience the energy and excitement that comes with being a Hoya. I know you're going to love it here. So welcome to Georgetown, and welcome home! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail with any and all questions.
E-mail: gmp46@georgetown.edu

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Lauren Quinn Lauren Quinn, New York
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Malverne, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Valley Stream North High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, ESCAPE, Relay for Life, Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, 7:30 Choir, Residence Hall Office Assistant

Lauren Quinn Welcome future Hoyas! My name is Lauren Quinn, and I’m a Government major with a Business Administration and English double minor. Originally from Malverne, NY, I am now lucky enough to call the Hilltop home! After looking at many schools during the college search process, Georgetown stood out as a university and truly felt like home. From the moment you step on campus, you are surrounded by an energy and passion that makes Georgetown such a special place. The incredible students, professors and administrators, the endless exciting opportunities, the humbling challenges and the diverse Georgetown community make it the best place to spend four years. In my opinion, one of the best parts of Georgetown is the many groups on campus that allow you to explore your interests and join wonderful communities. Every student on campus has a talent or passion that allows them to thrive as a Hoya and contribute to the vibrant campus community. Aside from my position on the GAAP Board of Directors, I am an ESCAPE retreat leader, a member of Relay for Life, a member of the theater troupe Mask and Bauble, and work at a Residence Hall Office. These groups have led me to develop my passions, contribute to exciting events and meet some of my best friends. But beyond all the student groups you can join on campus, there are experiences that connect us all as Hoyas to create the Georgetown spirit. Whether it’s attending a basketball game at the Verizon Center, catching up over coffee before class, waiting in line at Gaston Hall for an amazing speaker, walking around DC or simply watching the sun set over the beautiful Healy Hall, Georgetown students are all connected to this unique and amazing university. I couldn’t imagine going to school anywhere else! I’m thrilled you’re considering making the Hilltop your home as well, and I would love to help you answer any and all questions. Please feel free to email me, and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lmq7@georgetown.edu

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Jory Shive Jory Shive, Texas
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Spanish, Biology
HOMETOWN: Dallas, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Episcopal School of Dallas
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Pre-Medical Society, Relay for Life, Georgetown University Student Association, Spanish and Portuguese Club

Jory Shive Hello! Hello future Hoyas! My name is Jory Shive, and I am a pre-medical student in the Georgetown College double majoring in Spanish and Biology. On campus, I serve as the President of the Georgetown Pre-Medical Society, through which I have found a fantastic support group for the challenging pre-med track. During my sophomore year, I served as the Communications Chair of the GUSA Fund and on the Relay for Life Fundraising Committee. Additionally, I am a member of the Spanish and Portuguese Club, and this is my second year serving on the GAAP Board. I have road-tripped from Texas to Georgetown twice now—about a twenty-four hour drive—and both places truly feel like home. I came to Georgetown because I wanted to be exposed to as many different viewpoints of the world as possible. Thus far, I have been amazed by how the diversity within Georgetown helps build such a strong sense of community. The people here, my fellow Hoyas, really make this school a special place. Professors are invested in their students and deeply immersed in their subject matter. Students love discussing anything and everything anytime and all the time, so the whole campus maintains a friendly, open dynamic. Every type of person and every kind of interest is celebrated, so the social scene and academic life that Georgetown offers is one of a kind and can’t be beat. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jas495@georgetown.edu

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Natalia Vasquez Natalia Vasquez, Colorado
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Marketing and International Business
HOMETOWN: Denver, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: Regis Jesuit High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, MSB Technology Center, MSB Peer Ambassador

Natalia Vasquez Hi future Hoyas! My name is Natalia Vasquez, and I am a junior in the MSB from Denver, CO majoring in Marketing and International Business. Outside of GAAP, I work at the MSB Technology Center and am a Peer Ambassador in the MSB. In my free time, I love to run and find new coffee shops all over the city to study in or hang out with friends!! My favorite part about Georgetown is how motivated and encouraging everyone is. From professors to classmates, everyone here wants you to succeed and flourish and because of that, everyone is always more than eager to lend a helping hand. Hoyas are always more than happy to help out fellow Hoyas which creates such a strong sense of community that is so unique to Georgetown and truly makes it the best home away from home! I am always more than happy to answer any questions or give any advice, so please feel free to reach out at any time and I hope to see you on the Hilltop in the fall! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: nmv13@georgetown.edu

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