Connect with Hoyas

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Welcome to the Connect with Current Students page! GAAP selects State and International Chairs from all 50 U.S. states and many countries to serve as guides for prospective and accepted students. These students are excellent resources and are happy to answer questions about student life at Georgetown. Examples of questions they can answer include:

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-Why did you choose Georgetown?

-What's it like going to school in DC?

-What do you like to do on weekends?

-What’s your favorite thing about Georgetown?

-What is your least favorite thing about Georgetown?

-What activities are you involved in?

-How did you choose your major?

-What are your classes like?

Unfortunately, our State and International Chairs cannot answer admissions-related questions, such as:

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-What SAT score do you need to get into Georgetown?

-What are my chances of being admitting with my GPA and SAT scores?

-What is the most important factor in the admissions process?

-Georgetown is my first choice school. How do I get in?

GAAP Members are not directly involved in the admissions process. For Admissions related queries, please see the Admissions Office website. While the Admissions process is complex and involves a wide variety of factors, the Accepted Students' Profile provides the best snapshot at the typical student accepted to Georgetown.

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Regional Chairs

Evan Couture Evan Couture - Northeast
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Finance and OPIM
HOMETOWN: Greenland, NH
HIGH SCHOOL:
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, Georgetown Sports Analysis Business and Research

Evan Couture Hey there future Hoyas! My name is Evan Couture. I hail from the great state of New Hampshire and carry with me all my Granite State pride, something you really only get from living next to the Old Man of the Mountain. I’m originally from Greenland (right next to Portsmouth), so leaving all our 3,000 residents and coming to DC was certainly a change, but a change I’ve gladly embraced. What I love about Georgetown is our combination of a homely and private campus, situated only minutes from the heart of DC. In addition to my role in GAAP, I’m also a Analyst for Georgetown Collegiate Investors, the nation’s largest undergraduate-operated investment club. As an avid sports fan (Go Pats, Celtics, Red Soxs, Bruins), I’m also a member of Georgetown Sports Analysis Business and Research, a club that combines my two passions, sports and numbers, in order to enter the sports world through a statistical perspective. At Georgetown, the students are not only heavily involved with our varsity athletics (just don’t mention Florida Gulf Coast), but also with over 30 different club and intramural level sports teams, there’s an athletic home for everyone. Georgetown for me is the perfect balance to accommodate my preferences, both academically and athletically. The students here are always eager to make new friends, whether on the court or in the classroom. And there’s something uniquely Georgetown about seeing the King of Spain on campus for an event, or walking outside of your dorm and standing face-to-chest with Alonzo Mourning (both fellow Hoyas). In all seriousness, I’d love to answer any questions you have, whether related to Georgetown, the Northeast, the college process, or anything at all. Feel free to email me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: enc26@georgetown.edu

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Emily DeMaio Emily DeMaio - Southeast
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Nursing and Pre-Med
HOMETOWN: Woodstock, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Women’s Club Basketball, Advisory Board for Club Sports (ABCS) New Student Orientation (NSO) Advisor, Discovery Initiative

Emily DeMaio Hi future Hoyas! My name is Emily DeMaio, and I’m from Woodstock, GA. I’m the Southeast Regional Chair for GAAP, representing Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. I am a senior in the NHS (School of Nursing and Health Studies), majoring in Nursing and fulfilling the Pre-Med requirements. Since coming to Georgetown, I have been able to engage in my love of sports without the time commitment of being on a varsity team. I play club basketball and intramural flag football, volleyball, basketball, and softball. This year, I will serve as the Safety Chair on the Advisory Board for Club Sports, which represents all club athletes at Georgetown. I have already purchased my Men’s basketball season tickets and cannot wait to spend another year down at the Verizon Center with my fellow Hoyas cheering on the team! I am always amazed by the number of clubs that Georgetown has to offer and the great diversity of students’ interests. On campus, I work for the university and interview alumni through the Discovery Initiative in addition to serving as an Orientation Advisor for new students. What really sets Georgetown apart, though, is not only its many opportunities for engagement, but rather the feeling you get while on campus—the sense of belonging to a family and working with your peers to become the best possible version of yourself to benefit others. Yes, I have had those great college memories of late night cookies at Wisey’s and walking to the monuments with new friends, but I have also had engaging conversations with Hoyas from very different backgrounds that have challenged me to see things through a new prospective. I would love to talk about anything related to Georgetown or answer any questions that you have about the college search in general. Please do not hesitate to email me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: eld48@georgetown.edu

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Andrea Dressel Andrea Dressel - Midwest
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Healthcare Management and Policy
HOMETOWN: Bexley, OH
HIGH SCHOOL: Bexley High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Field Hockey, Pep Band, Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service (GIVES)

Andrea Dressel Hello everyone! My name is Andrea Dressel, and I am from Bexley, Ohio, which is a small town right outside of Columbus. Here at Georgetown, I am in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS), majoring in Healthcare Management and Policy. I am also minoring in French! I have lived in Ohio for most of my life, and I have a huge amount of Midwestern pride. So coming to Georgetown as a freshman, I was pretty scared and did not know what it would be like to be so far from familiar faces. But I can honestly say that choosing Georgetown has been one of the best decisions of my life. Every day here, I am blown away. I have had the chance to get to know and befriend many of my truly amazing peers. I have met people that I connect with over political, academic, and social interests, as well as people that challenge my views and make me more open-minded and knowledgeable. Besides the wonderful student body and faculty, another reason I love this school is because of D.C. Whether it is studying on the waterfront, or going downtown with friends to try a new restaurant, I have made countless memories here and I cannot wait to make more. As far as on-campus activities, I am part of Club Field Hockey, Pep Band, GIVES, and GAAP. Field hockey was the first club I joined here, and it was an instant family for me. Pep band is an awesome way to show just how much spirit I have for this school, while getting free courtside seats for games at the Verizon Center! More broadly, GAAP gives me the opportunity to spread my love for Georgetown, share my experiences, and help future Hoyas make this important decision. Please reach out if you have any questions, and I hope you all choose to make the Hilltop your home as well. We can’t wait to have you! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: akd46@georgetown.edu

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Tina Cheesman Tina Cheesman - West
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Vail, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: Vail Christian High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Roosevelt Institute, Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, GIVES, and Carroll Round Undergraduate Economics Conference

Tina Cheesman Hello future Hoyas! My name is Tina Cheesman, and I am from Vail, Colorado. I'm a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, with a concentration in International Security. At Georgetown, I work for the Global Business Initiative in the McDonough School of Business, I am involved in Mask and Bauble dramatic society, and I am involved in my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Like most others, coming to Georgetown was a big decision for me. I decided to come to Georgetown to experience a new academic and social environment. Although leaving my hometown was hard, coming to Georgetown has been amazing and changed my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. With an eclectic community such as Georgetown’s, every day is filled with new discoveries in thought and activities—spurring intellectual curiosity and a passion for inquisition. Georgetown’s chief core principle is that of cura personalis—"Care for the entire person" and Georgetown really does care wholly for each and every student. At Georgetown, students gradually learn to care for themselves and for others. From holding the door open to pushing yourself to be your best academically, everything at Georgetown shapes and creates a better version of the students here on campus. I know you will love Georgetown as much as I do. Feel free to email me with any questions and HOYA SAXA!

E-mail: cec277@georgetown.edu

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Katie Woodfin Katie Woodfin - Southwest
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Maryville, TN
HIGH SCHOOL: Maryville High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development, Honor Council, Student Advocacy Office, Catholic Daughters

Katie Woodfin Hello Future Hoyas! My name is Katie Woodfin, and I am from Maryville, Tennessee. I plan to major in Government with a minor in Linguistics within the College of Arts and Sciences. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew Georgetown was the place for me. I knew that I wanted to leave my small town and experience life in a big city, but more than that, I knew Georgetown was going to be home from the sense of community I felt here. On campus, I am involved in several activities. They include GAAP, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD), the Honor Council, Student Advocacy Office, and Catholic Daughters. Each of these organizations has allowed me to find a family and has given me the ability to meet people with different experiences and perspectives than mine. The diverse community is one of the reasons I picked Georgetown, and every day brings something new. The combination of academics, the city of DC, and the wonderful people has created a home away from home that makes me thankful to have chosen Georgetown. My time here has stretched the limits of what I thought I could do, and I know that I have much more to experience and learn during my remaining three years. If you have any questions about what makes Georgetown such a wonderful school, or really anything at all, please feel free to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ksw51@georgetown.edu

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State Chairs

The GAAP State Chairs Program includes in present time over 50 students - State Chairs, who can help you to find answers to your questions. Click on any of our state chairs to read their biography and to find contact information

ALABAMA
Alliemarie Schapp Alliemarie Schapp
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Birmingham, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: Hoover High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Mock Trial, DC Reads, GU Women in Leadership

Alliemarie Schapp Hello future Hoyas! My name is Alliemarie Schapp, and I am a member of the School of Foreign Service Class of 2019. As of right now, I want to major in International Politics with a concentration in International Law and Ethics. Although I was born in Indianapolis and lived in Greenville, South Carolina for 8 years, there’s no place better than the holistically beautiful state of Alabama. When I first began looking into Georgetown, the University intimidated me. I longed to be in DC with its deep history, endless opportunities, and vibrant culture, but I was hopelessly unsure of many things. After being here for only a few months, I can confidently say that there was no reason for me to be apprehensive. Georgetown is not as far removed from the south as one may think, and the transition went more smoothly than I could have ever imagined. Since arriving on the Hilltop, I have realized that all of the things that drew me to Georgetown could not be more present in campus life. I’ve become involved in meaningful activities such as mock trial, DC Reads, and Women in Leadership, and Georgetown truly has something for everyone. Clubs, classes, and internships aside, the most notable aspect about Georgetown is the emphasis on “cura personalis”, or care of the whole person. Georgetown cares not only about your academic standing or your resume, but also about you as an individual. Your life at Georgetown is more than the classes you take and the grades you make; it’s about who you are as a person. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any and all questions you may have about Georgetown or the college application process in general! I hope the ends of your senior years are wonderful, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aks111@georgetown.edu

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ALASKA
Cole Faulkner Cole Faulkner
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: Anchorage, AK
HIGH SCHOOL: Deerfield Academy
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown College Investors, Fencing

Cole Faulkner Hello future Hoyas! My name is Cole Faulkner and I’m a freshman in the McDonough School of Business currently intending to major in International Business. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and while D.C. is quite a bit different, it’s an incredible place to go to school. Having the opportunity to be in D.C was one of the things that excited me most about coming to Georgetown, and so far I haven’t been disappointed. Whether it’s morning runs by the Washington Monument or having the chance to hear John Kerry speak about ocean conservation, D.C. just has so much to offer. Another thing that has impressed me a lot about the Hilltop is the quality of teaching. As a Freshman looking forward to getting into business classes, I’ll admit I wasn’t very excited about some of the required courses. My professors, however, were infectious with their passion from the very first class, and I’ve learned more than I ever thought I could. My Problem of God class has been a highlight and I’m very grateful it’s part of the curriculum. In addition to being the Alaska State Chair for GAAP, I’m also involved in Georgetown College Investors and fencing. There are so many amazing clubs and organizations on campus that no matter what your interests are, there’s something here for you. The Hilltop is truly an amazing place with a great sense of community, and I hope you decide to become a part of it too! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Georgetown, adjusting to life in D.C., or even just want to chat. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cjf73@georgetown.edu

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ARIZONA
Kelsey Yurek Kelsey Yurek
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ
HIGH SCHOOL: Notre Dame Preparatory
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, New Student Orientation Coordinator, The Cornerstone Initiative, Georgetown Pre-Law Association, GU Undergraduate Law Review, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Kelsey Yurek Hey future Arizona Hoyas! My name is Kelsey Yurek, and I’m a member of the Class of 2019. I’m currently undeclared in the College, but I plan to pursue a major in government with a business minor. I came to the Hilltop in April of my senior year and fell in love with Georgetown because of its outstanding opportunities by virtue of the city it resides in. Of course, the cherry blossoms didn’t make that difficult. I moved to Arizona before my sophomore year of high school and graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory High School. However, I have roots all of over the United States. I’ve lived in Buffalo, NY, Roanoke, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Cincinnati, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Omaha, NE, Charlotte, NC, and now currently Scottsdale, AZ. Needless to say, the transition of relocating from Arizona to DC was almost normal for me. In the time that I’ve been at Georgetown, I’ve found home faster than I have anywhere else. I cannot imagine having made another choice! On campus, I am a 2017 Coordinator for New Student Orientation (NSO) and my desire to help other students with transition has drawn me to work with The Cornerstone Initiative, a mentorship program for first-year students. My intention to attend law school has led to my involvement in Georgetown’s Pre-Law Society and the GU Undergraduate Law Review. I am also a member of Georgetown’s first Panhellenic sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Please feel free to email me with any questions; I am a resource for you! Anything I can do to make the Hilltop ‘home’ for you, as it is for me, is my top priority.
E-mail: ky164@georgetown.edu

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Arkansas
Maya Fleming Maya Fleming
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: English
HOMETOWN: Barton, AR
HIGH SCHOOL: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Opportunities in Leadership Development (GOLD), Minority Pre-Law Association, Chi Alpha

Maya Fleming Hey, Arkansas! I’m Maya, and I’m in the College, class of 2019. Although being in Washington, D.C., is definitely a change from rural Arkansas, being a Hoya has been a wonderful experience. I love being surrounded by so many different cultures in such a beautiful environment. I’m learning so much about the world me from all of my classmates. There are so many organizations I love that serve as awesome resources like Minority Pre-Law Association, Chi Alpha, Georgetown Opportunities in Leadership Development (GOLD), and so many more. So far at Georgetown, I’ve visited a few museums, been to some awesome concerts and explored the city with friends. I love my classes because they all involve fascinating and engaging conversation, and I can really push myself in a way I couldn't before. It’s been so much fun being a Hoya, and I’d love for you to come see for yourself. Email me with any questions!
E-mail: mnf12@georgetown.edu

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California
Zach Scherer Zach Scherer
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Science and Technology in International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Moraga, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Campolindo High School
ACTIVITIES: College Democrats, SFS Peer Advisors, African Studies Department

Zach Scherer Hello California friends! My name is Zach and I am a native of the Bay Area in the Class of 2018. As a student in the School of Foreign Service, I am majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. My primary academic interests are counter-terrorism and electoral security. On campus, in addition to being a State Chair for GAAP, I also serve as a coordinator for the School of Foreign Service's Peer Advising program and conduct research with a professor in the African Studies Department. Off campus, I have interned in my Congressman's office and at the State Department. At Georgetown, I have been extremely fortunate to learn from some of the best educators in my field. Georgetown’s professors are not only engaging, but also extremely willing to share their real-world experiences with you outside of class. Beyond its world-class educators, Georgetown is also blessed by its location in the heart of our nation’s capital. During my time at Georgetown, I once saw five members of the President's cabinet speak on campus in a one week period. I even have had Hillary Clinton say hello to me! In all, as someone who was originally planning to stay on the West Coast for college, I cannot begin to say how blessed I am to be at Georgetown. The Hilltop is a truly remarkable place with a sense of community that I haven’t felt anywhere else. If you have any questions about the Hilltop or transitioning from West Coast life to East Coast life, I would love to share my experiences with you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: zs137@georgetown.edu

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COLORADO
Annalise Plfueger Annalise Plfueger
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Golden, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood High School
ACTIVITIES: IRC, GPB, Sailing

Annalise Plfueger Hi future Hoyas! My name is Annalise Pflueger and I’m a freshman in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics. I grew up in Golden, Colorado, and can tell you genuinely that Washington D.C. is one of the few places that is as great to live in as Colorado. One of the main reasons I came to Georgetown was because of the incredible opportunities in D.C., and I’m still astounded by all of the great things I get to do. In my first month on campus I was able to see Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Susan Rice speak in Gaston Hall, fan girl over the U.S. Olympic Team when they visited campus, and take a night tour of the monuments. Additionally, the campus community is extremely open and welcoming, which made the transition from Colorado to D.C. so much easier than I expected it to be. Classes at Georgetown are interesting and engaging and professors are passionately involved in making sure every student is successful. There also are so many student clubs and organizations that everyone has a chance to explore their passions and become a part of the tight-knit community. Personally, I’ve gotten involved clubs like the Georgetown Program Board and the International Relations Club, and walked-on to the sailing team. When I’m not at practice or studying, you can usually find me hanging out in the common room with my friends or at Saxby’s getting coffee. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about Georgetown, want to obsess over coffee or the Broncos, or if you just want to talk to a current student! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ajp278@georgetown.edu

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Connecticut
Lauren Fusek Lauren Fusek
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Finance and Marketing
HOMETOWN: New Canaan,, CT
HIGH SCHOOL: New Canaan High School
ACTIVITIES: NSO, MSB Peer Ambassador, SAPE, Project Sunshine, GU Rocking Climbing

Lauren Fusek Welcome home future CT Hoyas! My name is Lauren Fusek and I am a junior in the MSB majoring in Marketing & Finance and minoring in Psychology & Math. Growing up, I lived in London and New Jersey before finally moving to New Canaan, CT about 8 years ago which I can now proudly call home. Coming from a small town to DC was definitely a big change, but one that has given me so many opportunities and life-long memories. Georgetown has exposed me to endless new experiences and challenges that I wouldn't trade for the world. While there's no doubt everyone's college career is filled with ups and downs, one aspect I have noticed about Georgetown is how encouraging Hoyas are to one another and how much you can rely on people for support. Even though Healy Hall might be beautiful, it really is the students and staff that made me fall in love with Georgetown. I am continuously inspired by the passions of my fellow classmates and their dedication to creating a better community. On campus I have found unique families in nearly every club that I am a part of. I love welcoming new students to campus each year as an orientation advisor, learning to facilitate difficult conversations in SAPE, and going rock climbing with my friends on the weekends. The people I have met along the way of my journey at Georgetown have made lasting impressions on me and have changed my life for the better. I can't wait to welcome you to the Hilltop and would love to answer any questions you may have!
E-mail: lkf30@georgetown.edu

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Delaware
Kylie Navarro Kylie Navarro
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared + Pre Med
HOMETOWN: Wilmington, DE
HIGH SCHOOL: Cab Calloway School of the Arts
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown Theatre Program, GUES, GSWAG

Kylie Navarro Hey there, future Delawarean Hoyas! I’m Kylie Navarro, a proud member of the Class of 2020 here on the Hilltop and a Wilmington native. The great thing about going to school in D.C. is that it’s far enough from Delaware that you can have all of the independence you want in college, but not too far that you can’t still go home for a weekend every once in awhile. I’m currently undeclared with Pre Med intentions but hey, it’s still early in my college career. One of my favorite things about being a student at Georgetown is that you are encouraged to explore every major, minor, and elective that you could possibly think of! I’m even taking a class on Harry Potter this semester! Beyond academic life, I am involved in the theater department here (both onstage and behind the scenes), a member of GSWAG (a really cleverly named speechwriting group on campus), and a member of GUES (Georgetown’s very own eating society). You’ll learn very quickly that Georgetown loves a good acronym. If you ever need help making sense of GUAFSCU and GUGS, or just want to chat about all things Georgetown, feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kmn57@georgetown.edu

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District of Columbia
Reza Baghaee Reza Baghaee
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Rockville, MD/Washington, DC
HIGH SCHOOL: Alim Academy
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya Board of Editors, Georgetown Emergency Medical Response Service (GERMS), Global Brigades, Gelardin New Media Center, Capitol Hill, & Georgetown Hospital

Reza Baghaee Hello fellow DC residents and prospective Hoyas! My name is Reza Baghaee, and I’m a part of the Georgetown University Class of 2018! Although Georgetown may not be too far from your home, there is a whole new world to embrace and experience as a Hoya on the Hilltop. I fell in love with Georgetown during my GAAP weekend when I realized the spirit of Georgetown was something unlike any other. The spirit of Georgetown, built off of values such as being ‘Men and Women for Others,’ translates in an environment that has helped me become a more open-minded and well-rounded person. The people here embody this spirit and have become my lifelong friends. Classes here can be challenging, but also very rewarding. Many of the faculty are former (or current) key players in their respective fields. The professors bring real-world experience to each and every class. In addition to the amazing academic reputation, the university is located in the heart of the nation’s capitol, which allows for endless opportunities and memories! Aside from academics, I am a member of the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS — a fully student-run, free, and confidential EMT service), a member of the Board of Editors of The Hoya (Georgetown’s premiere student-run newspaper), a member of the Muslim Student Association, and have worked on Capitol Hill, at the campus media center, and the Georgetown Hospital. Georgetown gives you the opportunity to explore and get involved in all types of clubs and organizations around town and on campus. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions about Georgetown or college life on the Hilltop! I look forward to hearing from you and Hoya Saxa!!!
E-mail: rb1354@georgetown.edu

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Florida
Olga Golovneva Olga Golovneva
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Global Business
HOMETOWN: Miami, FL
HIGH SCHOOL: Pine Crest School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Discovery Initiative, SFS Academic Council, GIVES, Rangila

Olga Golovneva Hi, future Florida Hoyas! I’m proud to be from Sunny South Florida and a member of the School of Foreign Service Class of 2018! I can confidently say that attending Georgetown was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Although moving from Miami to Washington D.C. was an adjustment at first (bring a sweater or two!), I found more similarities than differences. The nation’s capital is an international community filled with boundless possibilities. D.C. has a vibrant cultural scene full of free museums, small concert venues, and multiple sports teams (including my favorite: Hoya Basketball!) At Georgetown, I have had the opportunity to hear Secretary of State John Kerry speak in Gaston Hall, kayak on the Potomac River with a breathtaking view of the Hilltop, and catch a glimpse of local celebrity Jack the Bulldog on the court. I encourage every new Hoya to take advantage of Georgetown’s many clubs and organizations. In addition to GAAP, I am part of the SFS Academic Council’s Centennial Committee, which is responsible for planning the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the School of Foreign Service. As a member of GIVES, my fellow Hoyas and I perform random acts of kindness to enrich the overall Georgetown experience. I am also involved with the Discovery Initiative, which is an alumni outreach program designed to give graduates an opportunity to share their ideas and shape the Georgetown community in the coming years. New students are the future of the university! I look forward to meeting new faces that will walk this campus soon and answer any questions you may have regarding the transition from the Sunshine State to the nation’s capital, life on the Hilltop, or anything else! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: og110@georgetown.edu

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Georgia
Morgan Robinson Morgan Robinson
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Nursing
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Riverwood International Charter School
ACTIVITIES: SAPE, GUMAPS

Morgan Robinson Hey there prospective Georgia Peaches! My name is Morgan Robinson, and despite being born in North Carolina, I’m glad to call Atlanta my home. I’m oh so delighted you stumbled upon my bio so here goes my traditional Georgetown introduction. Here on the Hilltop, I am a Nursing major in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, class of 2020. Not long ago, I was in the exact same shoes of each and every one of you, and truth be told, I never imagined calling Georgetown my home away from home. But, sometimes dreams become a reality, and I’m more than confident that you all will find the college that was made for you, especially if it’s Georgetown. There are so many hidden gems of being here that have made my short time here so worthwhile. Of course, living in the nation’s capital is a privilege in itself, but I have been introduced to so many amazing people from different backgrounds, to a palpable community sense, and to an underlying sense of social justice. It is typical for students to rally together for a common cause, and it is one of the most inspiring things I have witnessed. On the Hilltop, one of my greatest memories so far was participating in the Pre-Orientation Program, YLEAD, which I would highly recommend to anyone! Through it, I started my time with a group of familiar faces who understood me inside and out and who have become my little family. Ultimately, if you’re not already familiar with the Jesuit Values prided in Georgetown’s students, one of my favorites is being “Women and Men for Others,” and here on campus, that is a very true reality—we are all Hoyas for one another, and I hope that one day, you can say the same. Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you have! I am happy to be a source of ease and anything you may need. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mvr31@georgetown.edu

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Guam
Janhvi Bhojwani Janhvi Bhojwani
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Barrigada Heights, GU
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya, College Dems, AASA, Roosevelt Institute, Art Aficionados

Janhvi Bhojwani Hi future Hoyas! My name is Janhvi Bhojwani, and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and my family moved to Guam when I was four years old. I am majoring in International Economics, and I enjoy painting in my spare time. I plan on going to film school upon completion of my undergraduate studies. I spent the summer after my junior year of high school here at Georgetown attending a summer camp, and this experience helped me realize that Georgetown was the place for me! However, I went on to go to university in New York City. I was extremely involved at Columbia, from being on the board of the Southeast Asian club and the South Asian club to being the Master Painter for the Musical Theater Society. While it was an extraordinary experience and I was able to grow so much academically, artistically, and as a person, it wasn’t Georgetown. Georgetown was a place in which I was truly happy. After that high school summer, I felt I had found my voice. After spending two years away from Georgetown, I realized that I needed to rediscover that unique voice that sparked the creativity in me, the same creativity that inspires an IEcon major to pursue film.
E-mail: jmb438@georgetown.edu

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Hawaii
Lauren Yap Lauren Yap
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Biology
HOMETOWN: Honolulu, HI
HIGH SCHOOL: Punahou School
ACTIVITIES: HOPE, Hawaii Club, MedStar Georgetown Volunteer, Pre-Med Society

Lauren Yap Aloha future Hawaii Hoyas! My name is Lauren and I'm a student in the College majoring in Biology. I am so thrilled that you are interested in joining us on the Hilltop. Ever since I visited Georgetown in high school, I knew that this community was very special, and my experience here thus far has been more than I even imagined. I've enjoyed exploring the National Mall, attending Presidential debate watch parties, and meeting such a fascinating, diverse group of people. Without a doubt, our professors are extraordinary. They are deeply passionate about their fields of study and are so caring and encouraging to the students. Additionally, by being on this beautiful campus in Washington DC, the opportunities are endless. I am a part of HOPE (Hoya/Homeless Outreach Programs & Education), where students participate in serving the homeless in DC as well as promoting dialogue regarding this issue. I also volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) and am a member of the Pre-Med Society, Protestant campus ministry, and of course, the Hawaii Club. Even though DC is a long way from the Islands, I know you, too, could find an amazing family here on the Hilltop. If you have questions about any aspect of life at Georgetown, please feel free to contact me, and I would love to help in every way I can. I hope you'll consider joining our Georgetown ohana. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ley3@georgetown.edu

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Idaho
Maria Cornell Maria Cornell
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Culture and Politics
HOMETOWN: Boise, ID
HIGH SCHOOL: Renaissance High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU College Democrats, Jumpstart

Maria Cornell Hi there, I’m a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, and my current plan is to minor in Arabic and major in Culture and Politics with a focus on gender, security, and development in the Middle East. I was born and raised in Boise, the city of trees, but I’ve definitely found a second home at Georgetown with a tight-knit community that reminds me of home. As I’m sure may be evident from my major choice, the international mindedness, diversity and connectedness of Georgetown and the DC area was a huge factor in my choice to come to the Hilltop, not to mention my obsession with all things politics. With that being said, if you’re not interested in politics, you’ll still have a place at Georgetown. The Georgetown neighborhood and surrounding DC area has so much to offer. Whether that’s in the form of museums, events, shops, government buildings… you name it, and it’s in DC just waiting for you. During my time here, I have involved myself in GAAP, GU College Democrats, Unicef, Jumpstart, GU Women in Leadership, Hoyas for She, the Arab Society, JStreet U, and Students Stopping the Trafficking of People.
E-mail: mc1878@georgetown.edu

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Illinois
Vinitha Raj Vinitha Raj
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Addison, IL
HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Viator High School
ACTIVITIES: Pep band, After School Kids Tutoring Program, Rangila, GUWIL blog writer, GIVES, Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority

Vinitha Raj Hi future Hoyas! My name is Vinitha Raj, and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. I’m originally from the Western suburbs of Chicago, and even though I miss good deep dish pizza, moving to the East Coast has been an amazing experience. I can truly call Georgetown home. Touring Georgetown my senior year of high school, I loved the beautiful campus and all of the incredible opportunities that are just a few minutes away in DC. While I’ve been here, I’ve had the chance to hear the Pope address Congress from the lawn on Capitol Hill, meet ambassadors at our annual Diplomat Ball, and see Olympians walk the red carpet while performing with the Pep Band. From internships to museums, DC offers a variety of ways to enrich your academic experience. I have also met incredible friends while here on the Hilltop through my freshman floor as well as clubs I am involved in. My friends are people I can spend hours studying with or laughing with. The community on campus makes Georgetown a place full of passionate people that truly care about each other and about changing the world. This compassion is reflected in the Jesuit ideal “cura personalis,” which means care for the whole person. The faculty here take that mission seriously—every professor I have had has taken the time to make sure every student is understanding the material and professors are always available as a resource. There are a broad variety of classes, and the faculty are some of the most renowned scholars in their fields. This academically challenging and rewarding environment is balanced with fun on M St. in the local neighborhood as well as plenty of exciting events on campus and in DC. Every time I fly in and out of Reagan to go to either of my homes, the sight of the monuments makes me remember how fortunate I am to be a Hoya, a part of a supportive, historical institution. If you have any questions from student life to academics at Georgetown or if you would like to talk to a current student, please do not hesitate to email me!
E-mail: var33@georgetown.edu

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Indiana
Caroline Gardner Caroline Gardner
Georgetown Colllege (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government and English
HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, IN
HIGH SCHOOL: Brebeuf Jesuit
ACTIVITIES: Running club, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Hall Council

Caroline Gardner Hi! My name is Caroline Gardner and I am a freshman in the college! I am hoping for a government major. I might look into a minor in English or Journalism, but I am keeping an open mind and I'm ready to experience whatever comes up! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana and I would absolutely love to see more Hoosiers out here in DC so hopefully people stop asking me about cows and corn. I was pretty nervous to be far away from Indy, but the small campus and growing number of familiar faces give Georgetown that midwestern appeal. My favorite part of Georgetown is how awesome my classmates are. They genuinely enjoy the material we learn in class, and you never know who you'll run into carrying a grill for the Georgetown Grilling Society or see performing on the dance team. The talent and drive of my classmates is super cool, but everyone really seems to be enjoying what they do, and that to me is the most important part. I have been genuinely enjoying my time at Georgetown, whether I am running with the running club, meeting my friends at the dining hall or just making friends in the stairwell on the way back to my dorm. Georgetown rocks, and I'd love to share more about it with you! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cmg289@georgetown.edu

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Iowa
Henry Gunderson Henry Gunderson
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Des Moines, IA
HIGH SCHOOL: Theodore Roosevelt High School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown Program Board, Georgetown Grilling Society, 1634 Society, The Hoya (Newspaper), Ultimate Frisbee, International Relations Club (IRC)

Henry Gunderson Hey there Iowans, my name is Henry Gunderson and I am a freshman from Des Moines. I am in the School of Foreign Service and am currently undeclared. I have been here for only a little while but I can already tell you that it is absolutely amazing. The campus location offers opportunities that you can get nowhere else. Since I have been here I have been to 2 concerts, Seth Meyers, and have been able to see the Secretary of State speak to the student body. I am involved in a few different clubs here on campus: the Program Board, Grilling Society, 1634, The Hoya, Ultimate Frisbee, and the International Relations Club. On the program board I participate in the music section, which helps to select the artist that comes to campus every year for the spring concert. Last year we had Wiz Khalifa and the year before were the Chainsmokers. We also can get free tickets to many of the concerts around DC which is absolutely amazing! Grilling Society is a blast and pretty much all we do is just grill out on the front lawn on Fridays and for special events. It's a great way to meet people and eat some amazing burgers. I am also a trustee for 1634 which is a club that helps to promote the traditions at Georgetown, keep in touch with alumni, and help to raise money to grow our endowment. The Hoya is the campus newspaper and I am part of corporate development which keeps the paper in contact with Alumni and helps to plan the big Hoya events such as our upcoming Hoya 100th year Gala! Ultimate Frisbee is also a blast, everyone involved in ultimate is super nice and I would totally recommend joining! Finally IRC is the international relations club that hosts and goes to all of the Model UN tournaments. It is a great organization, and it has positions open for people who are interested in all types of international issues! These are just a few of the amazing opportunities that are available on the hilltop and if I can't answer a question that you have, I can put you in contact with someone who can. Anyways, feel free to reach out to me at anytime if you want to talk about life at Georgetown, the transition process, or anything else that you might be interested in. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: hg279@georgetown.edu

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Kansas
Mehul Mittal Mehul Mittal
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Finance
HOMETOWN: Overland Park, KS
HIGH SCHOOL: Blue Valley West HIgh School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GGMI (Georgetown Global Microfinance Initiative), The Voice Magazine, and BUILD

Mehul Mittal Hello fellow Kansas natives and prospective Hoyas! My name is Mehul Mittal, and I am a freshman in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Finance. I was born and raised in Overland Park so coming to D.C. was a big deal for me, but I am so incredibly happy I made that choice! I came to Georgetown because of the attraction of living in such an incredible city and the unbelievable career opportunities. Now that I am here, I have realized there is so much more to love about Georgetown: the closeness to the National Mall, the amazing shops on M street, basketball games, all the restaurants to try in the area, the guest speakers, the people, and so much more. I am currently involved in GGMI (Georgetown Global Microfinance Initiative), The Voice Magazine, and BUILD. Clubs at Georgetown are an amazing experience that connects you instantly with a group of close friends. Coming to the Hilltop was one of the biggest decisions I have ever made in my life, but I am glad that I did. Please email me with any questions you may have!
E-mail: mm4274@georgetown.edu

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Kentucky
Chase Wagers Chase Wagers
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government and History
HOMETOWN: West Liberty, KY
HIGH SCHOOL: Morgan County High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, College Republicans, GUSA Academic Affairs, International Relations Club plus NAIMUN/NCSC, and Turning Point USA Events Director.

Chase Wagers Hey future Bluegrass Hoyas! My name is Chase and I’m a KY proud member of the Georgetown College Class of 2020. I plan to major in Government and History, with a minor in Psychology. From the moment I first visited campus during my junior year during my participation in the US Senate Page Program, I knew Georgetown was perfect for me! Not only that, but I immediately fell in love with the campus, the people, and the history. I always knew that I wanted something unique for my college experience, which is exactly what you’ll find here at Georgetown! Where else in the world could you combine rigorous academics, a vibrant campus community, and unparalleled access to some of the coolest speakers and events going on in the country? I have to admit, I was definitely intimidated when I was applying, and even still so when I found out I had been accepted- but just know this- you WILL find your second home here on the Hilltop, and along the way will learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Almost half way through my Freshman year now, I can see that there was really nothing to be intimidated about. No matter what your background and interests, there is a community and special place for you on campus. I am excited to continue sharing with all of you why I love Georgetown so much, and would love to answer any questions you may have. HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: mcw96@georgetown.edu

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Louisiana
Sonali Mirpuri Sonali Mirpuri
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government or History
HOMETOWN: Slidell, LA
HIGH SCHOOL: Northshore High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Speechwriting Advisory Group, Asian American Student Association, Kappa Alpha Theta, and GU Politics

Sonali Mirpuri Hello, future Hoyas from Louisiana! My name is Sonali Mirpuri and I'm a student in the College, class of 2020, majoring in Government or History. Born and raised in Slidell, the small town atmosphere and hospitality of the South is unbeatable. However, my time at Georgetown so far has been the most exciting yet! Choosing to come Georgetown has been an amazing decision. The academic environment, Jesuit values, and global thought found at Georgetown made my freshman year unbelievable. Having crazy-smart professors and ambition-driven peers allows me to call Georgetown my Home on the Hilltop. Whether it be academic, social, or extracurricular, Georgetown proves to be the place with the best professors, friends, and opportunities. I'm glad I choose the Hilltop to call my new home, and I want you to be too! If you have any questions or just need someone to vent to about applying to colleges, hit me up!
E-mail: sm2993@georgetown.edu

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Maine
Hannah Mermin Hannah Mermin
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: History
HOMETOWN: Portland, ME
HIGH SCHOOL: Portland High School
ACTIVITIES: LEAP, GIVES, GUES, Club Lacrosse

Hannah Mermin Hi Mainers and hopefully future Hoyas! My name is Hannah Mermin and I am a sophomore in the class of 2019 from the beautiful Portland, Maine. I am a History major and French minor in the College. Outside of classes I have been able to continue my love for lacrosse with the Georgetown Women’s Club Lacrosse Team, share my passion for music by joining LEAP, a club that organizes students to play music at the Georgetown hospital, and I’ve done my best to find food that lives up to Portland’s standards by joining the Georgetown University Eating Society. I am also involved in GIVES (Georgetown Individual Vocal and Energetic for Service), and work at the Office of Global Education. My clubs, classes, and dorm life have introduced me to so many incredible people. I am often humbled by the intense concentration of interesting, hilarious, beautiful, ridiculous, intelligent people at Georgetown. And if my fellow students or professors aren’t amazing me, morning runs along the Potomac to the Lincoln Memorial always do the trick. My favorite part about living in DC and being at Georgetown is that there is always something new to do. Join a club, try a class in a subject you'd never even heard of before, go to a new concert venue, take a different metro line, try a new restaurant…the opportunities are endless and the Georgetown community is full of people who are eager to explore the myriad of opportunities for Georgetown students. From concerts at the 9:30 Club to my first Baked and Wired Cupcake to kayaking in the Potomac, Georgetown has never failed to impress me. If you have any questions about life at Georgetown, transitioning from Maine to DC, or just want to talk, feel free to email me — I am more than happy to help! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: hem51@georgetown.edu

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Maryland
Rachel Post Rachel Post
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: American Studies and Government
HOMETOWN: Olney, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Sherwood High School
ACTIVITIES: Resident Assistant (RA), Jewish Student Association Social Chair, DPE Professional Foreign Service Sorority, Project Lighthouse

Rachel Post Hi fellow Marylanders and prospective Hoyas! My name is Rachel Post, and I’m a member of the Georgetown College Class of 2019. Although the distance from my hometown of Olney, Maryland to Georgetown is fairly small, my experiences here so far have offered a world of difference from my home. I first fell in love with Georgetown during my own GAAP weekend when I realized that Georgetown’s beautiful campus in the middle of D.C., along with our amazing academic opportunities, were all I could want from my college experience. I was right! Every day, I find something new that makes me love Georgetown a little more. Whether it’s strolling down M street on the weekends, seeing Martin O’Malley walking around campus, trick-or-treating on Embassy Row, or watching a Georgetown basketball game at the Verizon Center, the experiences that D.C. presents are endless. My Georgetown bucket list is huge! And of course, the academics here are simply amazing. Our professors at Georgetown are excellent, and they really do care about their students. My classes are both rewarding and challenging and give me the opportunity to think about a range of different subjects from unique perspectives. Aside from academics, I am an RA and the Social Chair for the Jewish Student Association. I am also a member of DPE, which is a professional foreign service sorority, and I am involved in Project Lighthouse which is a Georgetown peer-support online chat service. Georgetown provides a wide array of student organizations so that everyone is able to find their niche. In fact, I’ve gotten involved in organizations that I would have never known I was interested in! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions about Georgetown or college life on the hilltop! Look forward to hearing from you and Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: rtp28@georgetown.edu

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Massachusetts
Elsie Coen Elsie Coen
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Boston, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Dana Hall School
ACTIVITIES: Hoya Blue, Club Equestrian, GIVES, GU Democrats, Hoyas for Choice

Elsie Coen Hey future Mass Hoyas! I am so excited to welcome you to the Hilltop and hope you love it as much as I do. Having lived in Boston my whole life, I knew that being in a city was the right move for me, but Georgetown is much more than just a city school. In the heart of such a fun and diverse area, the opportunities here are extensive, and it’s impossible to get bored. I’m here for you to ask any questions you might have about Georgetown, and can hopefully offer a relatable point of view. Though I’m only a freshman and am still undeclared, I feel like I’ve been here forever. The sense of community at Georgetown is unparalleled, and is one of the many reasons why I always feel at home on the Hilltop. Choosing to come to DC rather than attend any of the amazing local universities in Boston was a bit of a tough decision, but I couldn’t be happier to have chosen Georgetown as my new home. Not only is the campus, area, and school itself amazing, but it’s a perfect distance from home--the flights are short, and it’s easy to take the bus, train, or even drive back in a day! But believe it or not, since I’ve been here I have never wanted to leave. From walking across campus to grab coffee at one of the many Corp locations or down to M street for some shopping and Georgetown Cupcakes, the list of reasons I love Georgetown is endless. I hope you see the amazing potential for your future here on the Hilltop, and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions or just strike up a conversation if you want to chat! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: eyc32@georgetown.edu

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Michigan
Andrew Straky Andrew Straky
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Novi, MI
HIGH SCHOOL: Northville High School
ACTIVITIES: GU Votes Core Committee, GU Politics Special Ops Team, GIVES, College Democrats (GUCD)

Andrew Straky Hey future Michigan Hoyas! My name is Andrew Straky, and I’m a student in the College planning to major in Government. As a member of the Class of 2020, I have not spent a lot of time on the Hilltop yet, but I already know I’ve made the perfect choice in coming to Georgetown. The university is located in the heart of our nation’s capital and yet it still feels like a private oasis, with a beautiful atmosphere and tons of great things to do. My favorite part, however, has to be the people—from students to professors, you will find some of the nicest and most caring people in the world on this campus. This semester, I am a member of GU Votes, a campaign to register at least 1,000 Hoyas to vote before Election Day, GIVES, a random act of kindness club, GU Politics Special Ops, which helps put on a variety of political events on campus, and GU College Democrats. Academically, I am a student in President DeGioia’s Ignatius Seminar, which is a small discussion seminar focusing on injustice. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you’d just like to chat about Georgetown! Becoming a Hoya is one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I’d love to help more Michiganders find home on the hilltop. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ars291@georgetown.edu

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Minnesota
Cate O’Leary Cate O’Leary
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: St. Paul, MN
HIGH SCHOOL: Convent of the Visitation School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown University Women's Rowing, The Voice, SFS Economics Tutors

Cate O’Leary Hey, Minnesota! My name is Cate O’Leary, and I will graduate from the School of Foreign Service with the Class of 2019. I will be majoring in International Economics and minoring in French. I’m from St. Paul, and I must say that the community at Georgetown is just as welcoming as the one I left in Highland Park. As a senior at Convent of the Visitation School, I could not wait to explore a completely new part of the country. Georgetown became the perfect option: with its incredible academics, proximity to a major city, and beautiful campus, I could not say no when I came for my own GAAP weekend. The more time I spend here, the more I am inspired by every self-motivated Hoya I meet. I absolutely love it here, and I would love to help make the transition to Georgetown as easy as it was for me. Outside of my studies, I’m a member of the Georgetown University Women’s Rowing team, a staff designer on The Voice, and an SFS Economics tutor. Each of these activities allowed me to connect with a diverse group of people, and I could not imagine my Georgetown experience without them (I never miss a DC sunrise over the Potomac thanks to those early wake-up times!). Please email me with any questions! I am more than happy to meet with you here on the Hilltop or back home in Minnesota to grab coffee. I look forward to getting to know all of you future Hoyas! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cmo62@georgetown.edu

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Mississippi
Catie Tresslar Catie Tresslar
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Ignatius College Prep
ACTIVITIES: Running Club, Irish Dance Club, Gives, Hoya Blue, GAAP, Outdoor Ed

Catie Tresslar Hi future Mississippi Hoyas! My name is Catie Tresslar and while I hail from Chicago, I’m a Mississippian at heart and spend my summers and holidays with my family in the small town of Como. I’m part of the Georgetown College Class of 2020 and so excited to talk about all things Georgetown with you! I’m currently undeclared as far as majors go since Georgetown has so much to offer. While DC may seem like a whole other world in comparison to Mississippi, I’ve enjoyed making the Hilltop my new home. Monument runs, eating cupcakes from Baked and Wired, listening to guest speakers, and walks along the Potomac have already become some of my new favorite activities. On campus, I am involved with Georgetown Running Club, Irish Dance Club, GIVES (Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service), Hoya Blue, Outdoor Ed, and GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program). My favorite part of Georgetown thus far has been the amazing people I have met (and continue to meet all the time). The Georgetown community is the perfect size to get to know your peers on a personal level and catch up with everyone on a regular basis. I’m constantly impressed by my own peers and their interests and accomplishments. I was initially nervous about going to school out east, but I’ve been able to make friends from all over the country and even the world! The Jesuit Identity of Georgetown has also been an important part of my experience thus far and makes Georgetown so unique. The Jesuit values are lived through the student body and create a welcoming, hardworking, and thoughtful environment. I fall more in love with Georgetown every day and would love to share more of my experiences with you. Please feel free to reach out to me and send me an email with any questions you have—I would be more than happy to answer them. I look forward to hearing from you—HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: cgt14@georgetown.edu

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Missouri
Megan	Pohl Megan Pohl
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: French & Economics
HOMETOWN: St. Louis, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Villa Duchesne School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU College Republicans, GU French Cultural Association

Megan Pohl Hi future Missouri Hoyas! My name is Megan and I'm a member of the Class of 2017. I am in the College majoring in French and minoring in English and Business Administration. Currently, I serve as Chair for the GU College Republicans, but I am also a member of the GU French Cultural Association. It seems like only yesterday that I first arrived at the Hilltop, and now I can't imagine going anywhere else! Being Midwest born and raised, I had no idea how I was going to adjust to life as a student on the East Coast, but Georgetown's warm, vibrant, and welcoming atmosphere quickly dispelled all of my worries. Each time I step onto campus, I know I am home. There are so many ways to find your niche on campus and leave your own personal mark on the Georgetown community. Each student here has a unique story to tell as well as many talents and ideas to share—and that, for me, is what has made my college experience at Georgetown simply the best. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat about Georgetown. It's always a pleasure to hear from my fellow Missourians!
E-mail: mmp76@georgetown.edu

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Montana
Caitlin Schanz Caitlin Schanz
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Biology
HOMETOWN: Worden, MT
HIGH SCHOOL: Skyview High School
ACTIVITIES: Concert Choir, GAAP, Club Frisbee, Intramural Sports

Caitlin Schanz Hello future Montana Hoyas! My name is Caitlin Schanz, and I am a senior majoring in Biology in the Georgetown College. Being from a small town of four hundred, I thought the transition to the East Coast was going to be one of great difficulty. I couldn't imagine trading the beautiful endless skies and my love of the mountains for cherry blossoms and the Potomac River. I quickly realized that my opinions had changed upon my first steps onto the Georgetown campus. I found myself immersed in a community of involved, passionate, and diverse group of students and faculty that not only welcomed me into Georgetown, but made the transition process easier than I could have ever imagined. These people have not only pushed me to become the best in both my personal life and academics, but helped me realize that Georgetown has truly become my second home (even though Montana will ALWAYS be my true home). DC is also a beautiful and very active city. The first day I arrived, I couldn't believe that it didn't take thirty minutes to get to the nearest grocery store! Whether it's running to the monuments, watching a concert at the Kennedy Center, making late night food runs with friends, attending a club meeting, or cheering on the Hoya basketball team at the Verizon Center, students here are never bored. The opportunities here are endless! I can truthfully say that the decision to attend Georgetown has been the best decision I have made in my life. I would love to share my experiences on the Hilltop with potential students like you all! If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to talk about life here on the Hilltop, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail! I would also be happy to meet up with you while I am back in Montana or if you are visiting campus at any point! Hope to hear from you! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: ccs96@georgetown.edu

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NEBRASKA
Pierce Lam Pierce Lam
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Finance and Accounting
HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE
HIGH SCHOOL: Creighton Preparatory School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown Collegiate Investors, GIVES, Georgetown Real Estate Club

Pierce Lam Hey future Nebraska Hoyas! My name is Pierce Lam and I am a member of the class of 2020 in the McDonough School of Business. I plan to major in Finance/Accounting. Although I am a proud Midwesterner, transitioning to Washington, DC has been amazing! The whole community is diverse, vibrant and exciting, much like the Georgetown population. There is so much to explore in DC from all the monuments, to the museums, to Obama’s House. The Georgetown neighborhood is also gorgeous and lively, especially on M street. So far I love the area and enjoy calling the Hilltop my home. Georgetown is so special because of all the opportunities present here that wouldn’t be possible in Nebraska. There are always big events going on with world-renowned speakers, actors, and politicians. Even the US Olympic team came here for an event. Before school even started I joined a pre-orientation program called BUILD. Through that I have built friends and connections that have been so important to me even for the short time I have been on the Hilltop. Everyone I’ve met so far at Georgetown has been so nice and friendly. I came to Georgetown because I wanted to be in an academically-orientated environment where I would be encouraged by my classmates to succeed, while still being able to have a good balance of fun. Georgetown is really a special place that will help you grow as a person and set you up for life. If you have any questions about life on the Hilltop or about anything in general feel email me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: pcl29@georgetown.edu

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NEVADA
Alexandra Rimoldi Alexandra Rimoldi
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, NV
HIGH SCHOOL: The Meadows School
ACTIVITIES: Club Volleyball, McDonough Women, Campus Sherpa, Project Lighthouse

Alexandra Rimoldi Hey future Hoyas of Nevada! My name is Alexandra Rimoldi, and I’m an International Business major in the McDonough School of Business. I was born and raised in sunny Las Vegas and now Georgetown has become my home away from home. I’m so proud to be a member of the Class of 2019 and I hope to be someone who can support you throughout this college application and decision process, and maybe even throughout your four years here! From dealing with the weather (80 is considered hot?) and academics to navigating the social scene, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. DC is certainly far away but I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. It’s a dynamic place that isn’t just for people who are interested in politics. Taking a stroll on the National Mall, trick-or-treating on Embassy Row and experiencing Restaurant Week are just a few things that someone can do during their time here. Georgetown gives you the best of both worlds: a distinct campus community while still being in a thriving city. At Georgetown, I have been able to be a part of some pretty awesome groups such as Project Lighthouse, an anonymous peer-support chat service, Club Volleyball, GAAP, McDonough Women, and Campus Sherpa, a college tour start-up created by Georgetown students. I’ve even been able to study abroad in Hong Kong before my sophomore year started! While the classes can be challenging, professors are always there to encourage you and maybe even help you discover a little part of yourself along the way. Georgetown has allowed me to broaden my horizons and challenge myself while still having a great support system. There’s no place like Georgetown, and I couldn’t be happier. If you have any thoughts, opinions, or questions about anything, I’m just an email away. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aar86@georgetown.edu

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New Hampshire
Meghan Kissinger Meghan Kissinger
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Human Sciences
HOMETOWN: Hopkinton, NH
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Brady High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue and Gray, NSO, Medical Brigades

Meghan Kissinger My name is Meghan Kissinger and I am a current sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies studying Human Sciences and on the Pre-Med track. I am originally from Hopkinton, New Hampshire and I graduated from Bishop Brady High School in 2015. Coming to Washington, DC from my small, rural town in New Hampshire was a shift I never foresaw myself taking. When coming to visit Georgetown for the first time, I was exposed to all the benefits living DC provides. From walking seven blocks from the main gates of campus to one of DC’s liveliest restaurant and shopping districts, to even running two and a half miles down to the National Mall, Georgetown provides easy access to all DC has to offer. Surrounded by bright colored townhouses and cobblestone streets, the Georgetown campus itself is directly situated in a residential community. Such community outside our front gates gives Georgetown the true campus atmosphere, while still being close to the city life of DC. From an academic standpoint, Georgetown is an outstanding university. Our four undergraduate schools provide insight for students into an array of topics, giving students the opportunity to dive into various academic outlets. With almost ninety percent of our student body having an internship during their time here on campus, Georgetown provides a way for students to apply what they are learning inside the classroom into the working world. With almost 6,000 undergraduate students, Georgetown has many different opportunities to get involved inside and outside of the campus. From traveling to another country with one of our various volunteer organizations, to leading the student government, to performing in one of our many dance ensembles, students get involved in a variety of organizations. On campus, I am the chair of the Tour Quality Committee for our tour guide society, Blue and Gray. I work part time for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition, I was an orientation advisor for our New Student Orientation and I am a volunteer with Georgetown University Oncology Patient Support at the Lombardi Cancer Center here on campus. Finally, I am a member of Georgetown University Medical Brigades. Through these organizations I have come to meet some fantastic people, and feel more at home and involved with our campus community. I have been beyond lucky to find my place here at Georgetown. It is so rare to find such a fantastic university with prime location, diverse opportunities, and incredible people. Best of luck in your college search and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mak307@georgetown.edu

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New Jersey
Tyler Welsh Tyler Welsh
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: English and Government
HOMETOWN: Cranford, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Union County Magnet High School
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya, Writing Center, Zeta Psi, Lanaan Fellowship

Tyler Welsh What's up future Hoyas! My name is Tyler Welsh and I am a junior in the college of arts and sciences majoring in Government and English. I'm from the small suburban town of Cranford, New Jersey, but I can honestly call Georgetown my home away from home. On the Hilltop I am a staff writer for the Sports Section of The Hoya (I specifically cover sailing), I tutor at the Writing Center, I play on the Club Rugby team, I'm a member of the Concerts Committee for Georgetown Programing board, and I'm a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. Life at Georgetown is.. well... awesome! It's not just the world class education, and plethora of extracurricular activities that make this one of the most flourishing campuses in the country, but the people. The students here are some of the most intelligent, kind, and welcoming people I've ever encountered and among them I've met lifelong friends. My experiences at Georgetown thus far are memorable to say the least. I've swam in the Potomac, studied with some of the world's most accomplished poets and authors, and hung out with Wiz Khalifa all on the Hilltop. Georgetown has provided me with the opportunity to explore my interests, the community, and even the world and I truly hope you take advantage of all this school offers. Most of what I am today I owe to Georgetown -- it's organizations, it's professors, and it's students. Attending this school was far and away the best decision I've ever made and I hope you too decide to enroll here! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me.
E-mail: thw12@georgetown.edu

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New Mexico
Camilla Aitbayev Camilla Aitbayev
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Math and Government
HOMETOWN: Socorro, NM
HIGH SCHOOL: Socorro High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, InterHall Council, PharmedOut

Camilla Aitbayev Future Hoya--here, everyone knows that New Mexico is indeed IN the US! While many here have a love of government and are top notch at geography, I've found that all here hold some sort of learning dear to their heart. (Though people do ask if I've seen Breaking Bad). My name is Camilla Aitbayev, Class of 2019, and I grew up an hour south of Albuquerque in Socorro, NM. I still have time before declaring, but for now I'm planning to be a Math and Government double major, and a minor in Russian. DC may be a bit far from New Mexico, but being so close to all the (free) events that go on here has been by far worth it. Last semester, I got to speak to the Russian cosmonaut who holds the record for time in space at a party held in the Air and Space Museum. Bonus: internship/work opportunities. You still have to get out there and get them, but there are so many things here that I just could not have done back home. I had worried about the kind of classmates I'd meet studying here--and the answer is all kinds. It sounds cliche to say everyone brings a different view point, but sharing and arguing those differences really builds your thoughts.
E-mail: cra37@georgetown.edu

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New York
Caroline Barnes Caroline Barnes
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Croton-on-Hudson, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Croton Harmon High School
ACTIVITIES: GUSA, Mask and Bauble, NSO, Gives, GUES, GOLD

Caroline Barnes Welcome future New York Hoyas! My name is Caroline Barnes. I’m a proud NYC suburbs girl hailing from Croton-on-Hudson, a small but quaint town in the larger Westchester County, situated in the historic Hudson River Valley. While I’m still undeclared, I plan to double major in French and Government while continuing to take Spanish classes on the side. I was lucky enough to fall in love with Georgetown early on in the game as I was admitted EA in December and had plenty of time to dream about what my life could be like as a Hoya on the Hilltop. While I’m no stranger to the DC area, having visited family in the Maryland area as my dad grew up in Bethesda, living here has been such as treat as DC is home to a vibrant, young population and offers endless opportunities to get a taste of the political scene and also explore amazing restaurants, museums, sports games and theatres. It’s not rare to see Kevin Spacey at Martin’s Tavern, see members of the Secret Service out front John Kerry’s house on O Street, or attend events in Gaston Hall, where we welcome speakers like Hillary Clinton and John Mulaney to campus. I’m always so proud to come back to my small town and share such experiences with my family and friends at home. At the same time, the Georgetown neighborhood itself offers a more quiet, scenic and residential aspect that I am more familiar with having grown up in a small town. Thus, having the best of both worlds was definitely a major draw that made Georgetown seem like the perfect fit. But one doesn’t need to leave the gates to realize why we call this place the perfect “home”; the diverse club life and supportive community offers students amazing opportunities, allowing everyone to find their true “niche” while always exploring new things and meeting new people. I never tire of hearing the unique perspectives and backgrounds of my peers and listening to amazing personal stories; in many ways, I feel like I’ve learned just as much outside of the classrooms as I have within! But perhaps my favorite aspect of Georgetown is the unique Jesuit values that are emulated by professors and students. I’ve been able to grow as a person through reflective warm ups and character development as an actress in M & B shows, discuss diversity and leadership with my friends in GUSA, and give back to the community through random acts of kindness with GIVES. I want nothing more than to share my love for this school with you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time with comments, questions or concerns—Hoya Saxa!

E-mail: cab310@georgetown.edu

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NORTH CAROLINA
Will Gramig Will Gramig
Georgetown College
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Spanish and Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Greensboro, NC
HIGH SCHOOL: Greensboro Day School
ACTIVITIES: DC Schools, Young Diplomats of Seaton Hall, Honor Council, Spanish Club

Will Gramig Greetings all prospective North Carolinian Hoyas! My name is Will Gramig, and I am currently a freshman in Georgetown College studying Spanish and Political Economy. While I was born in Tennessee, I was raised in the Great State of North Carolina for practically my entire life. As a proud North Carolinian representing our state at Georgetown, I am so thrilled that you are interested in Georgetown. From the beginning of my college search, I knew that I wanted to expand my horizons in a new environment. As someone who is academically interested in government, politics, economics, and deeply passionate about Spanish language and culture, I strived to find an institution that could amalgamate these interests. From this, it became evident that Georgetown University was the perfect place for me. I have enjoyed every second that I have been on the Hilltop since it is a melting pot of ideas, diversity, academic culture, and passions. I have continued to expand and enrich my passions here at Georgetown by joining DC Schools, an organization that assists individuals with English language skills, Young Diplomats of Seaton Hall Elementary, a program to help elementary-aged children learn another language, the Honor Council, Spanish Club, and so many more organizations. I can guarantee that you will never be at a loss for finding activities to engage in. Whatever your passions, interests, or beliefs are, I can guarantee that there are plenty of other like-minded Hoyas waiting to meet you. Home is truly on the Hilltop, and I hope you make your way here like I did. If I can ever be of assistance in any capacity, please feel free to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: wmg28@georgetown.edu

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North Dakota
Daniel Wassim Daniel Wassim
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Bismarck, ND
HIGH SCHOOL: Century High School
ACTIVITIES: SFS Academic Council, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Student Advocacy Office, NSO, and former ESCAPE Leader

Daniel Wassim Hello future NoDak Hoyas! My name is Daniel, and I am a student in the School of Foreign Service, Class of 2018! I was born and raised in Bismarck, and I’m incredibly proud of my Midwestern roots. Coming from North Dakota to D.C. was a bit of a culture shock for me, but I have not regretted my decision for a second. The diverse opportunities and experiences I have had at Georgetown are more incredible than anything that I could have imagined. At Georgetown, there is an electricity that flows throughout campus, one that teaches us to learn, not just for learning’s sake, but to take our knowledge out into this broken world and create a more just society. Academics are world-renown at Georgetown, and the courses I have taken with brilliant professors have helped me realize my intellectual passions and have encouraged me to reflect upon the critical issues that face our world. Georgetown attracts a fair amount of distinguished speakers, and in my time on the Hilltop, I have heard from both Clintons, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, among others. Beyond the Hilltop, in D.C., there are so many sights to see, foods to taste, and places to explore. Whether you’re running to the National Mall on an early spring morning or running to Baked and Wired to get a cupcake, you will never have a dull moment as a Hoya. And if you’re interested in working or interning to complement your studies, the abundant opportunities in D.C. and across the globe are at your fingertips. I know that the transition from North Dakota to D.C. may seem daunting, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. Hope to see you on the Hilltop!
E-mail: dew62@georgetown.edu

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OHIO
Olivia Callis Olivia Callis
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Loveland, OH
HIGH SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
ACTIVITIES: DC Reads, Hoya Blue, International Relations Club (IRC), GU Votes

Olivia Callis Hi fellow Ohioans! My name is Olivia and I am a member of the Class of 2020. I am currently studying International Economics in the School of Foreign Service, and plan on pursuing a minor in French. I love volunteering, cooking, following politics, and cheering on my favorite sports teams! I attended a very small school outside of Cincinnati, so I was excited to break out of my comfort zone and experience life in a new place. Coming from Ohio, I didn’t really know what to expect living in the nation’s capital, but it has been an amazing experience to say the least. From midnight trips to the monuments with friends, to the heated Georgetown Cupcake vs. Baked and Wired debate, there is so much to do and see here at Georgetown. I have had access to so many incredibly accomplished men and women, whether that be through speakers, fellows, or even my own professors. There are so many different people at Georgetown from around the country and the world, and I love being able to walk through campus and hear conversations going on in several different languages at once. One of the most important parts of campus life here at Georgetown is club life, which is where I have met some truly amazing people who share similar interests with me. I am involved in DC Reads, a literacy tutoring program that allows Georgetown students to help students at DC inner-city schools who are behind their recommended reading level. Through DC Reads, I have the opportunity to branch out and learn more about the city that I will be calling home for the next four years. I am also a part of Hoya Blue, the student cheering section at Georgetown athletic events, the International Relations Club, and GU Votes. Georgetown has already opened my eyes to so many new people and experiences, and I can’t wait to continue to learn and grow as a person here on the hilltop. Please let me know if you have any questions and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: okc6@georgetown.edu

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OKLAHOMA
Joshua Sirois Joshua Sirois
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Global Business
HOMETOWN: Salem, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Salem Senior High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Association Senate, Georgetown Superfood, Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service (GIVES), GU Politics, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD), Georgetown College Republicans

Joshua Sirois Hello future Hoyas! My name is Joshua Sirois, and I am a Georgetown freshman hailing from the small town of Salem, Missouri. While my plans could change, I currently intend to major in Global Business within the School of Foreign Service and perhaps pursue a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. In addition to my position as a GAAP State Chair, I am actively involved in several other organizations on campus. I represent two freshman dorms in the GUSA Senate, where I work on Residential Life and Mental Health Policy and serve on the Finance and Appropriations Committee, which allocates the $1 million Student Activities Budget; I serve on the Executive Board for GIVES, the kindest group of all groups on campus; and I am the newest member of Georgetown Superfood, the boldest a cappella group we have here on the Hilltop. After coming to Georgetown, joining different groups and organizations rapidly became my favorite part of college life. The people here are unique, inspiring, thoughtful, and truly what makes the Hilltop such a special place. Each day, we continue to build a community which welcomes diversity in all forms and strives to make the world a better place. Choosing Georgetown was the best decision of my life, and I hope you make it yours! I am so excited to welcome you to the Hilltop! Contact me with any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small! I am here to help!
E-mail: jbs128@georgetown.edu

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Oregon
Cory Richardson Cory Richardson
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: French, Linguistics
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
HIGH SCHOOL: Grant High School
ACTIVITIES: Tappin’ Jacks, Young Diplomats

Cory Richardson Hello all prospective Hoyas! My name is Cory Richardson; I am a member of the Class of 2019 in the College. I am currently studying French, with minors in Linguistics and Business. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. The farthest I had moved before making the move to DC was 2 blocks, so needless to say I was a mix of excited and terrified to leave the home I was used to. After settling, I was amazed at the opportunities around every corner. As you can tell from the large list of what I’m studying, there are so many interesting classes and professors that are truly passionate about what they teach, which tends to rub off on their students as well. Hoyas themselves are also incredible, nearly all clubs are student-run, and students are so diverse in their interests that there is a club for anything that you may enjoy doing either as a small taste of a prospective career, or just for fun. I am treasurer for our tap dance performing group, The Tappin’ Jacks, as well as a teacher for an organization that goes to elementary schools to teach foreign languages, Young Diplomats. The Hilltop has become my home, and I would love to help make it yours too. The move can be scary, but it’s worth it. Please feel free to email me with any questions you have, or just to chat about what life is like in DC! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cer89@georgetown.edu

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Pennsylvania
Mark Tremoglie Mark Tremoglie
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Glenmoore, PA
HIGH SCHOOL: Dowingtown West High School
ACTIVITIES: RA in Arrupe, HR Staffer for the Hoya

Mark Tremoglie Hi to all the future Pennsylvania Hoyas! My name is Mark and I'm a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. I'm undeclared right now, but I'm considering majoring in Finance and Operations & Information Management. I'm from the outer suburbs of Philadelphia, but if anyone from outside of Pennsylvania asks me where I'm from, I will say West Philadelphia, born and raised (The Fresh Prince is life). Aside from my involvement with GAAP, I'm an RA in Arrupe Hall, which is the newest residence hall on campus, and I'm also an HR staffer for The Hoya. The first time I visited Georgetown, I had just finished my sophomore year of high school. I fell in love with the campus, was impressed by the motivated students, and liked the fact that the Hilltop was located in the nation's capital. Being able to say that I'm a Georgetown student is a dream come true, and my time here thus far has exceeded my expectations. Where else could I run in to a former Governor at the weekly Farmer's Market in Red Square? Where else could I encounter Vice President Biden at Sunday Mass in Dahlgren Chapel? Georgetown has given me these great experiences and more, and I can't wait to see what adventures I will go on next. Aside from the many political figures that are often on campus, another great aspect of the Georgetown experience is the people. I've encountered so many interesting people from all over this country and also the world who have such fascinating lives, and I would never have gotten to know them without coming to Georgetown. My time here has been greatly enriched by my friendships with the motivated and diverse students of the Hilltop. If you decide to come to Georgetown, I guarantee that you will get to have these amazing experiences and more. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, Pennsylvania-related or not, let me know! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mat256@georgetown.edu

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Puerto Rico
Gabriel Santos Gabriel Santos
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: English; Pre-Med
HOMETOWN: San Juan, PR
HIGH SCHOOL: Cupeyville School
ACTIVITIES: GIVES, Undergraduate Psychology Research Assistant, Pre-Med Society, GU MAPS

Gabriel Santos My name is Gabriel Santos, and I'm a sophomore in the College from San Juan, PR. I am a prospective English major and pre-med. At first, I thought I would not attend Georgetown, but I fell in love with it during GAAP weekend when I visited for the first time and knew it was the place for me right away. I love its location in DC and try to take advantage of it as much as possible either by going to the museums, jogging to the monuments, attending a game at the Verizon Centre, or catching a show at the Kennedy Center. The campus has a great balance by being near vibrant places such as M Street and the rest of the city but still maintaining its campus feel. Academically, the classes and professors are amazing and will challenge you and make you think. I have taken amazing courses such as the Philosophy of Harry Potter, a class I never thought I'd be able to take in college and much less being pre-med. Another big advantage about studying at Georgetown and living in DC are the amazing speakers that frequently visit campus such as Bernie Sanders. All of these experiences have been amazing, but my favorite part of Georgetown is the people. The people are extremely friendly and passionate about everything they do. They make you feel at home, and you learn as much from them as from your professors. Beyond GAAP, I have been involved with DC Reads where I tutored young kids in the underprivileged parts of DC, GIVES which is a community service organization with the purpose of spreading kindness, and Globemed, an organization that focuses on global health which is something I am very passionate about. In addition to classes and clubs, I am also an undergraduate research assistant participating in research on pediatric obesity and its cognitive implications. I love all of my activities and experiences here so far. The university exceeded my already high expectations, and I would love to share with prospective students from Puerto Rico the many reasons why I love Georgetown or answer any questions about anything at all. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: gfs29@georgetown.edu

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Rhode Island
Maggie Chaquette Maggie Chaquette
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: American Studies
HOMETOWN: Warwick, RI
HIGH SCHOOL: The Wheeler School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Cornerstone Initiative, New Student Orientation (NSO), Hoya Blue, Georgetown University Grilling Society (GUGS)

Maggie Chaquette Hey future Rhode Island Hoyas! My name is Maggie and I am a junior in the College majoring in American Studies. The first time I visited Georgetown's campus was the spring of my junior year in what essentially turned out to be the middle of a monsoon. In fact, it wasn't until the second day of NSO my freshman year that I saw the sun shine in DC. Needless to say, Georgetown was amazing enough in the rain the first time I walked through the front gates on 37th & O that I could not imagine going to school anywhere else. As you'll hear from any Georgetown student, you truly do find a home on the Hilltop. Everyone on campus-- professors, students, staff-- is so friendly and welcoming that not a day goes by without someone making me smile or laugh. We are also fortunate enough to have the unique experience of living in the culturally vibrant DC, which presents incredible opportunities to hear superstar speakers like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, to take runs (or walks) to the National Mall, to visit the Smithsonian museums (they're free!), and to attend fun concerts and sporting events at the Verizon Center. Georgetown students definitely take full advantage of easy access to the city, choosing to intern on Capitol Hill or downtown and going to eat at all of the amazing restaurants on M St. and beyond. My time at Georgetown has been filled with challenges and successes, and I am continually inspired by the people on campus to explore new opportunities and get outside my comfort zone. One of my favorite experiences has been dancing in Rangila, the annual charity showcase put on by Georgetown's South Asian Society. If you had asked me as a high schooler in Rhode Island if I would ever dance in traditional South Asian costumes on Gaston stage, I probably would have laughed and said you were crazy. It's moments like these that remind me how incredibly lucky I am to attend Georgetown, and I cannot wait for you to fall in love with it, too. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you have about life at Georgetown and in DC. I can't wait to speak with you and meet you on the Hilltop!
E-mail: mrc109@georgetown.edu

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SOUTH CAROLINA
William Wu William Wu
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Columbia, SC
HIGH SCHOOL: Ben Lippen School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund; Georgetown University Student Association; International Relations Club

William Wu Hello future Hoyas! As Governor Haley reminds us, "It is a great day in South Carolina." My name is William Wu, and I am from Columbia, SC. I am a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, planning to major in International Economics. I enjoy running, golfing, reading, chilling with friends, and watching football. I am currently involved in the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund, Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA), and International Relations Club (IRC). I want to firmly assure you that Georgetown will be your second home. Before I left the Great South, my family, my friends, my school, my Clemson team, my church, and sweet tea, I was uncertain whether Georgetown would be the place for me. The GAAP weekend experience totally offered me new perspectives on what it meant to be a Hoya. I chose Georgetown because of its Jesuit values like service to others, its people who love and support one another, and its vast opportunities which will ultimately shape who I will become. I am a Hoya because Georgetown is home. You will be surprised by how many students here are secretly Tigers or Gamecocks fans and how many are obsessed with chick-fla and southern barbecue. I want you to come to Georgetown not only for its incredible education but also for its people, your future classmates. I want you to come to Georgetown because this isn’t just school; this is life. The professors here are eager to meet you, and the students here are eager to become your friends. Plus, Jack the Bulldog wants to meet you too. Come to Georgetown for this is your home!
E-mail: fw143@georgetown.edu

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SOUTH Dakota
Alexander Kiley Alexander Kiley
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Belle Fourche, SD
HIGH SCHOOL: Belle Fourche High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, nomadictheater, Culture and Performance Living Learning Community (CPLLC), Institute of Politics and Public Service (IPPS/GU Politics), Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative (GCDI)

Alexander Kiley Hello Future Hoyas! My name is Alexander Kiley, and I’m majoring in International Politics, concentrating in International Security, and I am working towards a certificate in Asian Studies in the School of Foreign Service. I’m originally from Belle Fourche, South Dakota and have been loving my new life here in Washington, DC. I have such a strong love for Georgetown, and understand just how life changing of an experience Georgetown can be for the better! I wanted to share this with my fellow South Dakotans, so I decided to join GAAP, through which I hope to encourage prospective students to join the next class of Hoyas. Besides GAAP, I am also part of newly emerging member of the theater community here at Georgetown, mainly working with nomadictheatre. I also enjoy living with the Culture and Performance Living Learning Community on here on campus, working with the Institute of Politics and Public Service as a member of the special operations team and the political research committee. In addition to all of these activities, I still somehow find time to be a part of the Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative and work in alumni relations for a work study position. 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 was the school where I felt that my education was most valued by the whole community. I especially felt that I was in the right place because of Georgetown’s commitment to education of the whole person! I encourage all of you to reach out if you have any questions but for now, and I can’t wait to see you all on the Hilltop soon. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ack82@georgetown.edu

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Tennessee
Katherine Cole Katherine Cole
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Accounting and International Business
HOMETOWN: Knoxville, TN
HIGH SCHOOL: South Doyle High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Animalia, Threads of Hope, GUSA- Accessibility Team, Department of Justice Internship

Katherine Cole Hey future Tennessean Hoyas! My name is Katherine Cole. I am a member of the class of 2018 in the MSB. I was born and raised south of the river in Knoxville, Tennessee. Though it was rough at first leaving my lovely state and all the wonderful things that come with living in the south, the Hilltop quickly became my second home. I cannot describe the joy of the first time I caught myself referring to Georgetown as “home” in a casual conversation. I am involved in many things on campus, each with their own special atmosphere, all adding to the overall feeling of family and community of Georgetown. Whether it is driving to an animal sanctuary with Animalia, spending my Tuesday nights knitting scarves for people experiencing homelessness with Threads of Hope, advocating for accessibility on campus with GUSA's Accessibility Team or heading to my government internship downtown, I know my day will always be interesting. I definitely made the right decision when I realized I wanted to be a Hoya. The little nervous girl at New Student Orientation 2014 would be happy with where I am now. I want to help with your decision process in any way I can, so please reach out to me with any questions you have or even just to chat if you do not have any specific questions! We cannot wait to welcome you to the Hilltop! HOYA SAXA!!
E-mail: kjc66@georgetown.edu

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Texas
Corina Lobo Corina Lobo
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: San Antonio, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Young Women's Leadership Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUSA Academic Affairs Policy Team, GUSA Racial and Cultural Inclusivity Policy Team, College Democrats, Residential Judicial Council, McDonough Women, GU Woman in Leadership, OWN-IT Summit, Institute of Politics and Public Policy Student Strategy Team, GU Votes, H*yas for Choice

Corina Lobo Hi future Hoyas! My name is Corina Lobo, and I’m from the beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas. I am a member of the Class of 2020 for the McDonough School of Business (MSB) and planning to Major in International Business with a concentration in Political Economy and a double minor in Economics and Government. Moving to DC from Texas was definitely challenging as I had to leave behind my beloved family and the Texas heat, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision! I was worried at first about heading to college, making friends and finding a community I felt at home with however, Georgetown has provided me with a one of a kind welcome and endless opportunities. Georgetown brings together a rich and diverse community filled with students with different cultures and a variety of knowledge they are willing to share. The professors and deans are engaging and eager to aid you in anyway possible on your journey through Georgetown. It is truly incredible to live in the nation's capital and have these resources and opportunities available. From paddling on the Potomac, to all of the incredible monuments and museums, to working on Capitol Hill or in the White House to exploring the history of DC, there is always something going on and an adventure to be had. Besides my involvement with GAAP, I engage in my passion for leadership through serving on policy teams within GUSA (Georgetown University Student Association) our form of Student Government, as well as College Democrats, Women in Leadership, McDonough Women, and the Residential Judicial Council. In addition, I explore possibilities for my professional career through the Pre-Law Society, International Relations Club and working within Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Policy to engage students in the varying degree of Politics, getting students registered and bringing big names to campus for students to learn from. Georgetown is truly an incredible University and I am more than happy to answer any questions, concerns, or comments about anything! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cal280@georgetown.edu

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Utah
Sang Jun Chun Sang Jun Chun
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Draper, UT
HIGH SCHOOL: Draper High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Carroll Round Undergraduate Economics Conference, Carroll Fellows, Georgetown University Office of Sustainability

Sang Jun Chun Hello future Hoyas! My name is Jun Chun, and I am from Draper, Utah. I'm a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics, with a concentration in International Business Economics. At Georgetown, I participate in a number of different on campus activities. I work on the Carroll Round Undergraduate Economics Conference, I am involved in the Carroll Fellows program, and I participate in making the University more sustainable everyday through the GU Office of Sustainability. Like most high school seniors, choosing which college attend was a big choice for me. It’s a decision you plan on making for a long time, but it’s still novel when the day comes. I have to say, though, coming to Georgetown was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself. I decided to come to Georgetown to experience a new academic and social environment. I came to Georgetown because I wanted to change and grow in new ways. Although leaving my hometown was hard, coming to Georgetown has been amazing and, just as I’d hoped, changed my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. Every day here is filled with passion, excitement, and new discoveries. Whether it’s learning to think in a different way, or being forced to step outside your comfort zone, coming to Georgetown has spurred an even deeper intellectual curiosity and passion for inquisition in me. One of Georgetown’s core tenets is cura personalis—"Care for the entire person" and Georgetown really does care wholly for each and every student. At Georgetown, students gradually learn to care for themselves and for others. From holding the door open to pushing yourself to be your best academically, everything at Georgetown shapes and creates a better version of the students here on campus. I know you will love Georgetown as much as I do. Feel free to email me with any questions and HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: sc1433@georgetown.edu

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Vermont
Clarissa Reichblum Clarissa Reichblum
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government and Theology
HOMETOWN: Bennington, VT
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Paul's School - Concord, NH
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Lacrosse

Clarissa Reichblum Hello fellow Vermonters! My name is Clarissa Reichblum and I am a member of the College Class of 2019. Although originally from the small town of Bennington, Vermont, I was quickly able to call the bustling city of DC, and of course the Hilltop, my home away from home. I am double majoring in Government and Theology. I fell in love with Georgetown the first time I visited. Perhaps because my passion is politics and DC is the place to be, or perhaps the palpable school spirit that students walk around with every day, I’ll never quite know exactly what it was. In addition to being part of the GAAP team, I am a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse team. From the numerous passions this student body displays everyday, to the academic rigor Georgetown provides, from the incredible opportunities being in DC has to offer, to the wonderful comfort of a conversation with a friend, being a Hoya is the best decision I’ve ever made. Please feel free to send me an email if you have questions about what it’s like to be a Vermont Hoya or if you just want to talk! Hoya Saxa, and hope to see you soon on the Hilltop!
E-mail: car245@georgetown.edu

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Virginia
Jack Martin Jack Martin
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: McLean, VA
HIGH SCHOOL: The Potomac School
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya, International Relations Club, College Democrats, J Street U, DC Leadership Workshop

Jack Martin Hey future Hoyas! My name is Jack, and I'm from McLean, Virginia, which is about twenty minutes away from campus. I'm a freshman in the College, and I plan on majoring in Government with a possible double major in Economics, History, or Spanish. After a long, drawn-out college search, I decided on Georgetown because I knew I wanted to be close to the heart of our nation's political system and have access to the incredible resources Georgetown makes available to its students in the political field. On campus, I'm an Assistant Multimedia Editor for The Hoya, which means that I help with video production with the University's largest newspaper. I'm also a member of College Democrats, the International Relations Club, and J Street U, all of which provide the exact kind of political involvement I sought when coming to the hilltop. If you have any questions, please reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jam581@georgetown.edu

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Washington
Emily Stephens Emily Stephens
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2017
MAJOR: Science and Technology in International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Spokane, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Spokane High School
ACTIVITIES: H*yas for Choice, WAGE

Emily Stephens Hey everyone! My name is Emily and I'm a senior in the School of Foreign Service! I can't tell you how much trepidation I experienced coming from one Washington to the other, but I'm here to help make that transition as smooth as possible. I started taking Chinese here - I spent my junior fall abroad in Beijing - and I'm studying Global Health with a Chinese minor. I've also worked at Lauinger Library for four years, so I know all about living that work-study life. I've been involved in several progressive groups, from working with the university on issues of free speech to producing Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” to working on issues surrounding reproductive justice. I'm a part of the Women Advancing Gender Equity (WAGE) fellowship through the Georgetown Women's Center, where I have the opportunity to support other women student leaders on campus, and this year I'm the president of H*yas for Choice, the on-campus unaffiliated reproductive justice organization. In past semesters I've also been on the board of Take Back the Night, Amnesty International, the Secular Student Alliance, and United Feminists, and I've also been tangentially involved with GU Fossil Free, our divestment campaign, and the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, which works on issues of worker justice for on-campus employees. If you have any questions about social justice and activism on campus I would love to talk to you about ways to get involved. For that matter, if you have any other questions, please reach out to me! I promise, the most difficult part of transitioning to Georgetown from Washington are the six-hour plane rides back and forth. The rest is a piece of a cake!
E-mail: els61@georgetown.edu

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WEST VIRGINIA
Camden Elliott Camden Elliott
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International History
HOMETOWN: Charleston, WV
HIGH SCHOOL: George Washington High School
ACTIVITIES: IRC, College Dems, SOA, Phi Alpha Theta

Camden Elliott Hey prospective Mountaineer Hoyas! My name is Camden Elliott, and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International History. I fell in love with Georgetown when I visited the campus while in D.C. during the Spring Break of my sophomore year of high school. As a mountaineer born and raised, I always knew I wanted a truly unique college experience. I can sincerely say there is no better place in the country for that than Georgetown University. Conveniently located in Washington, D.C., it’s neither too close nor too far from most of our great state. The student body is overwhelmingly friendly and inclusive, so you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. Early on in freshman year, I found myself referring to the hilltop as home; though this hill is not exactly much of a hill. Currently I’m involved in both the Georgetown University College Democrats and the International Relations Club. Deciding to come to Georgetown will be the best decision you ever make. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me! It’s always a pleasure to hear from my fellow West Virginians. I look forward to welcoming you to the hilltop! Montani semper liberi.
E-mail: cre30@georgetown.edu

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Wisconsin
Charlotte Kovach Charlotte Kovach
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Linguistics and Chinese
HOMETOWN: Cedarburg, WI
HIGH SCHOOL: University School of Milwaukee
ACTIVITIES: GU Politics, No Labels Georgetown, Chi Alpha

Charlotte Kovach Hello from the Hilltop prospective Wisconsin Hoyas! My name is Charlotte Kovach, but you can just call me Charlie (everybody does). I'm a junior in the College double majoring in Linguistics and Chinese, and minoring in English. I'm originally from the boon docks of Cedarburg, WI, where my closest neighbors are cows. Moving to DC was a little bit of a culture shock, and I miss Sprecher's root beer every day, but at least now I've got Baked and Wired cupcakes. I chose to come to Georgetown for the community, and I have not been disappointed. My classmates are incredibly intelligent and perceptive, my professors are personable and caring, I've made the best friends I've ever had, and everyone is proud to be a Hoya. Georgetown offers outlets for all of my interests, so when I feel like playing piano I can go to the HFSC to practice, or when I feel like running I can jog past the Potomac, the Lincoln Memorial, or the White House. I work both as a Hilltern and at a neuroscience/cognitive linguistics lab, and on campus I am a member of GU Politics' Student Advisory Board, No Labels Bipartisan Coalition, and Chi Alpha. At Georgetown I have found the academic challenge I craved, a vibrant community that I love, and a place to truly call my home. Life at Georgetown is exciting and engaging, but I think my favorite moments on the Hilltop happen during my everyday interactions with fellow students and professors, who challenge me to look at the world through a new perspective, and who remind me how lucky I am to be at Georgetown. I would love to answer any questions you might have about Georgetown, so feel free to email me about academics, student life, the college process, or anything else! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: crk47@georgetown.edu

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Wyoming
Madeline Moreno Madeline Moreno
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Laramie, WY
HIGH SCHOOL: Laramie High School
ACTIVITIES: GIVES, College Democrats, IPPS, German Club, HOPE, GPB

Madeline Moreno Hi future Wyoming Hoyas! My name is Madeline, and I am from Laramie, Wyoming. I plan to study International Politics in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2020. I have lived in Wyoming since I was two years old, but I'm happy to call Georgetown my second home. I was a little apprehensive about leaving home, especially since most of my friends were going to college in state. But after participating in a one-week program at Georgetown during the summer before my senior year, I knew it was the right place for me! I am passionate about politics, so I am involved with College Democrats and the Institute of Politics and Public Service on campus. I have also joined GIVES (a group that performs random acts of kindness on campus), the German Club, Georgetown Program Board, and HOPE (Homelessness Outreach Program). No matter what your passions are, I'm sure you will be able to find clubs and activities that you will enjoy here! Please feel free to reach out to me to ask about the application process, life at Georgetown, or any other questions you may have! Hoya Saxa, and I look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop!
E-mail: mem394@georgetown.edu

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Transfer Chairs

Michael Mullaney Michael Mullaney
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Spanish
HOMETOWN: Quincy, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: North Quincy High School
ACTIVITIES: Running Club, ROTC, Asian American Student Association

Michael Mullaney Hello, prospective Hoyas! My name is Michael Mullaney, and let me be among the first to congratulate you. Whether you’ve already been accepted, or have just begun the application process, I can assure you that you’re on the path towards an amazing future by considering Georgetown. My journey to the hilltop is a little different than most, as I am a transfer student. I grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and attended Fairfield University my freshman year. Having this experience at another institution has allowed me to be that much more grateful for all that Georgetown has to offer. It truly is a university like no other. As a Spanish major who also studies Chinese and French, I find myself in awe when I hear a plethora of foreign languages by simply walking across campus. While we all call the Hilltop our home, we come from every corner of the globe. If you’re wondering what a ‘typical Georgetown student’ is, the answer is nonexistent. The incredible diversity at Georgetown really allows us to gain new perspectives and grow individually. My days are spent by first waking up at the crack of dawn to work out with the Hoya Battalion, the country’s oldest Army ROTC Program. After classes I spend time with friends, eat my body weight at one of many on campus dining locations, then attempt to burn it off with Georgetown Running Club. Tourists come from all over the world to visit Embassy Row, the Washington Monument and the White House. I regularly run by these landmarks every day, and I promise you they never get old. Whether you have questions or are simply curious, I implore to reach out to the Georgetown Admissions Ambassadors Program. We want nothing more than to share our experiences with you and assist you in what could surely be a great life decision. Excited to meet you all. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mem425@georgetown.edu

Juliana Pyo Juliana Pyo
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International Political Economy & Business.
HOMETOWN: North Potomac, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Thomas S. Wootton HS
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown University Women in Leadership, International Relations Club, Startup Hoyas, Finance Management Association

Juliana Pyo Hi potential transfers and hopefully future Hoyas! I'm Juliana, and I recently transferred in as a junior to the McDonough School of Business studying International Political Economy & Business. I grew up in the DMV area, so DC was basically my backyard growing up. I would visit the district constantly, but it is completely different when you actually live in it. It’s amazing! You're surrounded by the most brilliant people in a growing metropolitan city with a million things to do. Whether it's monument hopping late at night, kayaking on the Potomac, or grabbing brunch (yes, it's a thing here and it's beautiful), you're never going to be bored. Being at Georgetown has only elevated that experience for me, as I get to share all these glorious college memories with the people whom I now call family. Academics-wise, you will be intellectually challenged, and you will be engaging in very thought-provoking discussions with students and professors who question the status quo and push boundaries. You will have an incredible amount of resources at your disposal; and, if you take advantage of them, you will have no problem succeeding and thriving here. You truly have the ability to carve out your own path here on the Hilltop through the activities you join, the events you participate in, and the courses you take, all of which contribute to your growth as an individual. There are so many clubs at GU that it won't be hard to find one that aligns with your interests. If you can't find one, you can definitely make one! The transition to a new school can be intimidating, but there is a wonderful community here to welcome you with open arms so you’ll definitely be able to find your place here. The transfer community itself is super big, so you’ll be able to befriend people who are in your same boat. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions whatsoever about Georgetown and I'd love to help in any way. You can always shoot me an email, and if you're visiting campus, I’m always down to grab coffee. Hoya Saxa!!!
E-mail: jjp114@georgetown.edu

John Schuster John Schuster
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: History
HOMETOWN: Newton, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Middlesex School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUREC, Hoya Taxa, Best Buddies, Philodemic Society, Hoyas For Troops

John Schuster Hi potential transfer Hoyas! My name is John Schuster, and I am a sophomore in the College. I am from just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and I went to The Middlesex School in Concord, MA. I actually spent my Freshman year of college at Tufts University, and I could not be happier to now be a part of the Hoya Community. Having gone through the college process twice, and having had two different college experiences, I feel I am prepared in a unique way to answer any questions someone might have about Georgetown, or the college process in general. More importantly, my Georgetown experience has been unbelievable already! Besides GAAP, I also am involved with the Lacrosse Team (fulfilling some managerial duties), the GU Real Estate Club, Best Buddies, Hoya Taxa, and the Philodemic Society. Joining clubs has actually been a way bigger and better part of my experience than I could have ever expected. Students here don’t just have interests, they act upon those interests, and make awesome things happen every day. The teachers here are also unbelievable, and I have loved all of the classes I have taken so far. All in all, Georgetown is a pretty special community. As for the size of the school, I think it is ideal: big enough where there are always things to do and more people to meet, but not so big that it is overwhelming. Tradition is another important aspect of life on campus that I think makes Georgetown unique. Whether tradition manifests in the Jesuit Values, or in the high standards set by so many alumnae before us, we definitely are aware of tradition on campus, and I think that makes for an inspiring environment. Lastly, I also love Georgetown’s location. Being in the Georgetown area is not just awesome from a practical standpoint—places to eat or shop are always close by—but it makes for some great walks and leisure opportunities as well. While I could go on forever about Georgetown, I’m going to stop here. However, please reach out with any questions you might have, or if you simply want to know some more awesome things about the school. I hope to see you around on the Hilltop next year. Go Hoyas!
E-mail: jds324@georgetown.edu

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International Chairs

AFRICA
Regina Titi-Ofei Regina Titi-Ofei  |  Ghana
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Health
HOMETOWN: Mampong Akuapim, Ghana
HIGH SCHOOL: SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College
ACTIVITIES: African Society of Georgetown, Gospel Choir, NHS Population Health Initiative

Regina Titi-Ofei Hey Prospective Hoyas! My name is Regina Titi-Ofei, and I am a Sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Global Health. I am Ghanaian and both of my parents are from Mampong Akuapim, which is a town on the beautiful mountains of Ghana’s Akuapim Ridge. Transitioning from high-school, I wasn’t sure whether to stay in Ghana or go to college in the United States. Even in the US, Georgetown wasn’t always a clear and definite choice, as I had never visited campus and didn’t really know if it was the place I wanted to call home for the next 4 years, in another country, 5122 miles away! But the Hilltop has proven to be nothing less than home to me. From my first weeks on campus in the Leadership and Beyond Pre-Orientation program, to my experiences with the Gospel Choir and the African Society of Georgetown, my time at Georgetown has really been a learning experience and I have had the opportunity to do it all while living in one of the most amazing cities in the US: Washington, DC. Exploring the monuments, museums, the White House and the many other tourist attractions that this city has to offer has been nothing short of amazing. Feel free to reach out to me and I am more than happy to share my experiences about my time on the Hilltop as an international student. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rot3@georgetown.edu

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ASIA
Beverly Lobo Beverly Lobo  |  India
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Science, Technology & International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India
HIGH SCHOOL: Dhirubhai Ambani International School
ACTIVITIES: United Nations Association, Diplomatic Ball Planning Committee, Alpha Phi Omega, Rangila, Ballroom Dance Team, Georgetown India Initiative

Beverly Lobo Hello future Hoyas! My name is Beverly Lobo and I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I am currently a freshman in the School of Foreign Service and plan on majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs. I’ve been on the Hilltop for just a couple of months now, but I already know that Georgetown is the best decision I have made to date! Coming to Georgetown is more than just about the stellar academics. It’s about the all-consuming experience of being a Hoya, whether that is having campus-wide Presidential debate watch parties,listening to Indian Members of Parliament speak on campus, or studying abroad at Georgetown’s Villa in Florence, Italy. In my short time as a Hoya, I’ve been taught by a professor who worked with the NSA; I’ve watched politicians and global change-makers stroll through our campus; and, most importantly, I’ve made friends with some exceptional people. Outside of the classroom, there are a myriad of both professional and social opportunities for Georgetown students. One of these great opportunities is the Diplomatic Ball, which I am involved in planning this year - a ball where we invite diplomats, professors, and VIPs to interact with undergraduate students. Apart from planning the Ball, I am also the Deputy Under Secretary General of Finance for the United Nations Association, Georgetown and am currently pledging for the co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. I have even found the time to be a part of the Ballroom Dance Team and to dance in Rangila - the largest dance show on the Eastern seaboard. The great part about these opportunities and clubs at Georgetown is that they’re extremely inclusive, and regardless of your interests and your abilities, there will always be a place for you. Apart from having access to a beautiful campus, I live in one of the most amazing cities in the USA. Whether it is morning runs along the Potomac waterfront, late night visits to the National Mall, or evenings spent checking out the shops and restaurants in the eclectic Georgetown neighbourhood, there are loads of ways to enjoy your time here beyond Georgetown's campus. If you have any questions about Georgetown, concerns about being an international student, are interested in knowing more about the clubs I’m involved in, or just want to chat, then send me an email. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bl559@georgetown.edu

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Jenny Zhang Jenny Zhang  |  China
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Beijing, China
HIGH SCHOOL: The Summit Country Day School
ACTIVITIES: International Relations Club (MUN), Ballroom Dance Team, Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service (GIVES), Chinese Student Association, TEDxGeorgetown, Hoyasana, New Student Orientation Choir, United Nations Association

Jenny Zhang Hello future hoyas! My name is Jenny, and I am a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, leaning towards majoring in Science Technology & International Affairs, International Political Economy, or International Economics. I was born and raised in Beijing, China, but I attended high school first in Fort Worth, Texas as an exchange student, then in Cincinnati, OH as an international student. Having experienced life in many different places from a young age, I really felt at home here on the Hilltop. What makes Georgetown unique is not only its excellent academic standing and its fascinating history, it is more about the people you will meet here that will change your college experience. When you wear and bleed blue and gray, you are among people who share your goals and aspirations, people who understand your past, and people who will stand right beside you on this journey. I really feel like I belong here, and I am happy to answer any questions you have about Georgetown to help you find your own connection with this special place. Much love, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: yz507@georgetown.edu

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AUSTRALIA
Larry Huang Larry Huang  |  Australia
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Sydney, Australia
HIGH SCHOOL: Chatham High School (New Jersey)
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown College Democrats. Institute of Politics and Public Service, Lombardi Ensemble Association for Patients, Office of the Provost

Gary Xie Hi prospective Hoyas! My name is Larry, and I am a sophomore in the college majoring in Government and minoring in French and Philosophy. I was born in Hong Kong, raised in Australia, and went to high school in New Jersey. Like everyone else, I came to Georgetown incredibly excited and nervous, but I have loved every moment here. I was lucky enough to become great friends with my floor mates who really helped me adjust to college life. When I'm not working with my College Democrats advocacy team, I'm at work in the Georgetown Office of the Provost or exploring DC with my friends. Georgetown has so many opportunities, from meeting my political idols to personable and engaging professors, that I'm sure you'll find your place on campus. Please reach out to me with any questions or if you just want to meet someone new on campus. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lh719@georgetown.edu

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CANADA
Gary Xie Gary Xie  |  British Columbia
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: International Political Economy, BC
HIGH SCHOOL: Semiahmoo Secondary School
ACTIVITIES: International Relations Club, Georgetown University Student Association Senate

Gary Xie My name is Gary Xie, and I am a sophomore from Vancouver, Canada. I was originally in the College studying Government, but transferred to the School of Foreign Service to major in International Political Economy with an area of focus on Africa. At Georgetown, I am a former Senator of the Georgetown University Student Association, a member of the International Relations Club, and was a member of the varsity crew team during my freshman year. I am currently taking a semester off to work for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. In the past, I have served as an intern in the Senate and worked for a micro-financing firm in Uganda. On campus, I enjoy spending time at the Healey Family Student Center and the Copley crypt. If you have any questions about life at Georgetown, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sgx2@georgetown.edu

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EUROPE
Alejandra Martin Alejandra Martin  |  Spain
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Science, Technology & International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Madrid, Spain
HIGH SCHOOL: Loyola School
ACTIVITIES: Latin American Student Association, Spanish Club, Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service (GIVES)

Alejandra Martin Hello future Hoyas! My name is Alejandra Martin and I am a Freshman in the SFS. I was born in Madrid, Spain, but moved around quite a bit. At age 3 I moved to London, and then a year later I moved to Miami where I lived for 5 years. Afterwards I returned to London and then 3 years later back to Miami. Eventually I moved to New York for high school. Having moved around so much I know how important it is to feel like you belong at a school, and I am incredibly happy to say that from my first day at Georgetown I knew it was the right place for me and I couldn’t be happier to call the Hilltop and DC my new home. My GAAP weekend during my senior spring really made me realize what an amazing four years I had ahead of me. On campus, I have met an incredible group of people that in a few short months have become more like a giant, diverse family. Besides being involved in GAAP I am part of the Spanish Club, LASA (Latin American Student Association), UNICEF Club, and GIVES, a club that performs random acts of kindness. Everything about my Georgetown experience thus far has been truly amazing, so I hope you genuinely consider coming to the Hilltop. If you have any questions about DC, Georgetown, or life in general, feel free to reach out to me.
E-mail: am3588@georgetown.edu

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Jake Figg Jake Figg  |  United Kingdom
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: London, United Kingdom
HIGH SCHOOL: Harrow School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Rugby, Hoyas for Choice

Jake Figg Hi prospective Hoyas! I'm Jake and I live just outside of London. All my life, I have lived on a farm in the middle of the English countryside, though I went to high school in London itself. I am a Freshman in the College and I'm undeclared, though I'm thinking about majoring in Economics. My road to Georgetown was slightly unconventional in that I decided to apply while I was on my Gap Year, in which I travelled to America, West Africa and India. It is safe to say I had no idea that I would end up studying in the US when I left high school. I love the liberal arts program Georgetown offers, as it allows so much flexibility within my degree, unlike in the UK, where I felt I would be stuck with the same subject for three years. The other fantastic thing about Georgetown is that there are so many opportunities for students, so it's very easy to follow existing passions, or find completely new ones! I, in a predictably British fashion, joined the Rugby Club as soon as I arrived on campus. I also have already had the opportunity to attend many really interesting talks too, including the person who ran Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. I like to think that the first test that Georgetown assigned me was to navigate the various difficulties that come with applying to US colleges abroad, including finding somewhere to do my SATs in a foreign country and of course, the terrifyingly complicated visa application process, which included visiting the US embassy not once, but twice! If you have any questions about Georgetown, being an international student or life in America in general (I am just about over the culture shock), please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I hope to be able to welcome you to the Hilltop soon - Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jlf130@georgetown.edu

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MIDDLE EAST
Alesha Gulamhusein Alesha Gulamhusein  |  UAE
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Dubai, UAE
HIGH SCHOOL: Dubai College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Rangila, Hoya Helpers

Alesha Gulamhusein Hey future Hoyas! My name is Alesha Gulamhusein, and I am a freshman in the McDonough School of Business. I am ethnically Indian but grew up in Dubai. As an international student I understand the difficulty in making the decision to attend college in a whole different country, however I am hear to say that it is beyond worth it! The Hilltop is a wonderful, welcoming place that has so much to offer. Everyday I walk around campus and fall more in love with it. Everyone here is so kind and welcoming, and Georgetown's close-knit and supportive community is truly what makes this place amazing. You will have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and will never have a dull conversation! Plus, with Georgetown's international focus and Washington DC's cosmopolitan vibe, there will always be something to remind you of home. Although my major is currently undeclared, coming to Georgetown and having the opportunity to immerse myself in its rich academic program and explore such a wide range of courses is really helping me discover my niche. Whatever you are interested in, Georgetown has a a course, a club or a group of people who share your passions. Beyond GAAP, on campus I am involved with Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership and Beyond, Hoya Helpers, where I have the opportunity to tutor middle school kids in Math, as well as Rangila, an incredible South Asian dance performance. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. I really hope you decide to make to make the Hilltop your home, because it is truly a transformational experience.
E-mail: aig31@georgetown.edu

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Wasil Rezk Wasil Rezk  |  Egypt
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Cairo, Egypt
HIGH SCHOOL: International College - Spain
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya, The Caravel, International Relations Club (MUN), Georgetown University Grilling Society, African Society of Georgetown, Hoyas for Life, Club Tennis

Wasil Rezk Hi future Hoyas! My name is Wasil, and I was born in Cairo, Egypt, but have lived in 9 countries (Egypt, UAE, France, Oman, Holland, USA, Turkey, Uruguay and Spain). I'm the founder of an organization called Clean and Green Egypt which aims to gather Egyptians abroad and foreigners to help Egypt in all aspects of society through community service. I speak English, Arabic and Spanish fluently, in addition to good French. There is no place more exciting to study than at Georgetown. In my first month here, I met John Kerry, Martin O'Malley, Susan Rice, Bassem Youssef, Peter Bergen and many more ministers! Every week there is an event to look forward to! Academic work can be challenging, but it is extremely enriching. The professors and faculty are very impressive and you will gain a lot of deep insight from them. It is not hard to convince a person that Georgetown is an amazing place to be! I hope to be of great assistance and answer any of your questions. Please do hesitate to contact me!
E-mail: wr243@georgetown.edu

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SOUTH AMERICA
Julie Antao Julie Antao  |  BRAZIL
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Sao Paulo, Brazil
HIGH SCHOOL: St Paul’s School
ACTIVITIES: International Relations Club, Brazilian Club, Harbin Hall Senate, NAIMUN, GU Eating Society

Julie Antao Novos Hoyas, sejam bem-vindos! My name is Julie Antão, and I am a Freshman in the School of Foreign Service, where I plan to major in International Politics. Even though I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, I couldn't be happier to call the Hilltop my home for the next four years. I can tell you without a doubt that choosing to come to Georgetown was the best decision I have ever made in my life. From grabbing coffee with my friends in MUG (an on-campus coffee shop run by the largest student-run non-profit in the country), to being involved in a variety of clubs, Georgetown has provided me with the best of the best for both worlds with regards to my social and academic life. I can't wait to introduce you all to the amazing and diverse communities that can be found on the Hilltop. Whether you come from a large metropolitan city like me, or small rural town, you can definitely find solace in Washington D.C. While D.C is the heart of America providing us with the big city feel, the Georgetown area will provide you the peace and calm of a smaller town. Although choosing Georgetown was an easy choice for me, I understand that this is not the case for everyone. So, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, inquiries, or simply want to talk for fun. Hope to see you soon on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ja1048@georgetown.edu

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