GAAP Board

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

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 GAAP Board Members  

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

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

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Co-Vice Presidents
Jake Fulton Jake Fulton, Massachusetts
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Accounting & Finance
HOMETOWN: Billerica, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Arlington Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Relay for Life, New Student Orientation, Accounting Society, Campus Ministry.

Jake Fulton Hey Future Hoyas! My name is Jake Fulton and I’m originally from Billerica, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. I’m in the McDonough School of Business, double-majoring in Finance and Accounting, with a minor in Government. Like many of my fellow Hoyas, I fell in love with Georgetown at first sight – the beautiful campus, bustling neighborhood, and perfect location in D.C. all drew me in to the place I now consider my second home. My favorite thing about Georgetown is our supportive community; the Jesuit value of “Women and Men for Others” truly permeates all aspects of student life. I find myself constantly inspired and challenged by professors and peers alike, and have taken in so much from so many different perspectives. Here on campus, I’m involved with GAAP, serve on the Executive Board of Relay for Life, get new students acclimated as an Orientation Advisor, and help out with Campus Ministry. In my time at Georgetown so far, my favorite experiences have been catching basketball games at the Verizon Center, trying out restaurants and coffee shops in the city, studying abroad at the University of Oxford in England, and listening to speeches by esteemed guests in Gaston Hall- including Joe Biden and Paul Ryan! Georgetown is an experience like no other – here on the Hilltop, you will take incredible courses, join any number of amazing student groups, experience life in the nation’s capital, and overall, become your best self. I’m excited about what my future at Georgetown will hold for me, and I’m sure you’re interested in what your experience would be like here, so feel free to contact me with any questions. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa, and welcome home!
E-mail: jaf298@georgetown.edu

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

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

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Coordinators
Emily Belson Emily Belson, Massachusetts
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Regional and Comparative Studies in the Middle East
HOMETOWN: Concord, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Rock Climbing, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Research Assistant at the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Research Assistant at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Lifeguard at Yates Field House

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

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Timothy Coan Timothy Coan, Maryland
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Regional and Comparative Studies
HOMETOWN: Towson, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Loyola Blakefield
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, DC Reads, Georgetown Running Club, The Caravel, 1634 Society, GOLD

Timothy Coan Hey future Hoyas! My name is Tim and I am from the great state of Maryland! I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service undecided but potentially majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. In addition to the GAAP Board, I have also been involved with DC Reads, the Georgetown Running Club, the Caravel Newspaper, 1634 Society, and Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development. In my free time, I love exploring DC by going on long runs to the National Mall, cheering on the Hoyas basketball team (and new coach Patrick Ewing) at the Verizon Center, and hanging out with my friends. I had a very difficult time choosing between Georgetown and another great Jesuit university, but I ultimately fell in love with Georgetown because of the passionate, driven, and encouraging student body, the ability to study at a top university while still attending a school with lots of school spirit, and the opportunity to have Washington DC at my fingertips for four years. My time on the Hilltop has been nothing short of incredible – I have met caring and encouraging teachers who take time outside of class to help and get to know me, formed friendships with people from all over the country, and lived in a community that wants me to succeed. Academically, socially, and spiritually, I could not be happier anywhere else. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: tjc118@georgetown.edu

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Emily Ma Emily Ma , New Jersey
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Global Business (Certificate: International Development)
HOMETOWN: Bridgewater, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Bridgewater-Raritan Regional
ACTIVITIES: Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, GAAP, Georgetown Weeks of Welcome, Georgetown University Student Association, New Student Orientation, SFS Peer Advisors

Emily Ma Hello friends - welcome, prospective Hoyas! My name is Emily Ma; I'm a junior majoring in Global Business within our SFS here and am originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey. Ever since visiting the Hilltop during my sophomore year of high school, I thought that Georgetown might be a great fit for me, but during my time as a Hoya, I've only grown to appreciate and love the university even more. Georgetown has incredible academic and pre-professional opportunities, as well as the best of both worlds with both an amazing college town and an incredible city at our fingertips, but what has always struck me about the Hilltop is its people and their passions. The level of student involvement on campus, the diversity of interests that my friends, classmates, and peers have -- whether it's what they're studying, what sports they play, what clubs they're in, where they're from, or all of the above -- and the genuine enthusiasm, interest, and kindness that everybody here has for one another are unparalleled. Simply put, the people here and their passions are really what stood out to me as a prospective and admitted student, and those reasons definitely still hold true today. I've loved being able to learn from and befriend so many fellow Hoyas with a diversity of interests, studies, and backgrounds; the people I've met here exemplify why 37th & O are really 37th & (h)O(me). Besides GAAP, I love engaging with prospective and admitted students alike particularly through my involvement as a tour guide with Blue & Gray, advisor for the SFS and for New Student Orientation, and previous role as Coordinator of Leadership Development for Georgetown Weeks of Welcome. I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have, whether academic, social, gastronomic (I love food), or anything in between; please don't hesitate to reach out! Best of luck with your application and decision processes -- Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ewm39@georgetown.edu

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Julian Marable Julian Marable, New York
School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Global Health
HOMETOWN: Buffalo, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Canisius High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, NHS Academic Council, NHS Peer Adviser, END7, Club Swimming

Julian Marable Hi future Hoyas! My name is Julian Marable, and I’m a sophomore from Buffalo, NY majoring in Global Health and minoring in Chemistry. While Georgetown had always been my dream school, it wasn’t until my GAAP weekend that I truly knew it was home. As I walked around campus and talked with current students, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. I could tell everyone had great pride for their school, and truly loved being a Hoya. I knew Georgetown was the school for me and I couldn’t wait to make the Hilltop my new home! Here at Georgetown, I’ve met the most amazing people, and they’ve helped to make my time here unforgettable. Perhaps one of my favorite parts about Georgetown is its location in the nation’s capital. I love that I can look over the Potomac and see the Washington monument from my dorm or walk to Saxby’s, my favorite coffee shop, just 2 blocks from campus. Being located in the greatest city in the world is unlike anything else. The city is truly amazing and I’m beyond lucky to call the Hilltop home. Aside from GAAP, I’m also on the NHS Academic Council and am a Peer Adviser for first-year Global Health students. I also serve as the C0-Vice President of END7, a club working to end the 7 neglected tropical diseases through fundraising and advocacy. No matter your interests, there is certainly a club here for you! I can’t wait for you to love Georgetown as much as I do, and I hope you’ll reach out to me if you have any questions. Hoya Saxa and welcome home!
E-mail: jkm114@georgetown.edu

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Lauren Quinn Lauren Quinn, New York
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Malverne, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Valley Stream North High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Relay for Life, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, ESCAPE, Student Worker at a Residence Hall Office

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

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Morgan Robinson Morgan Robinson, Georgia
School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Nursing
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Riverwood International Charter School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, ESCAPE, Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Take Back the Night

Morgan Robinson Hey there future Hoyas! So nice to meet y’all! My name is Morgan Robinson, a sophomore in the NHS majoring in Nursing, and I’m from Atlanta, GA. Moving 9 and a half hours away from home for college was the best decision that I could’ve made, and it’s even sweeter being here at the Hilltop. From the first day I stepped foot onto campus and excitedly called my mom whilst screaming into the phone about how this was my dream school to attending my GAAP Weekend as a committed student, Georgetown has not disappointed. I have been exposed to such a diverse group of people that have broadened my eyes to the outside world, and I have made friends with people who I can laugh with, cry with, adventure with, and live everyday life with. Yes, you will be challenged, and yes, you might find yourself stuck with no idea where to move forward, but the growth that these experiences from being at Georgetown has granted me is like no other. Besides that, I am so very excited that you are interested in being a Hoya! Georgetown is a place where your academic dreams can flourish and where what you achieve might surprise you. I can speak volumes of the professors I have come in contact with so far, as they are committed to your success and passionate about the work they do. Lastly, living in the nation’s capital most definitely has its perks. The city is at your fingertips, whether it be museum hopping for a day, seeing your favorite artist in concert, listening to a coveted speaker right here on campus, the possibilities are endless! My email is always open if you ever have any questions about life at Georgetown or just want to chat! So, with all of that said, I hope you have decided to find your home here on the Hilltop—you won’t regret it. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mvr31@georgetown.edu

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Stephen Tranchina Stephen Tranchina, New York
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Manhasset, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Manhasset High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, New Student Orientation (NSO), Club Swimming, Psi Chi, Rangila

Stephen Tranchina Hi future Hoyas! My name is Stephen Tranchina and I am a senior from Manhasset, New York. I am in the College majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology and I am also pre- med. In addition to serving on the GAAP Board, I am an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation, a captain of the Club Swim Team and president of the Georgetown chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society for psychology majors. I also take part in Rangila which is a charity showcase composed of South Asian style dances and performances. My free time is usually spent exploring D.C. or catching up on my favorite show on Netflix. While I was originally drawn to Georgetown due to its academic reputation, size, location, and impressive buildings like Healy Hall, I was convinced that this was the right place for me when I realized just how driven and enthusiastic the student body is. It is impossible for me to put into words how special my time here has been. What I can say is that Georgetown has become a home for me because of the people that I have met here. I found my best friends who inspire me to step outside of my comfort zone much more than I expected to. Everyone on campus is immensely supportive and pushes you to be the best version of yourself. The environment on campus is truly electric and the Hoya spirit that flows through the student body is unlike anything else. I am so excited that you are considering becoming a Hoya because I know you’ll love it just as much as I do. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to talk about Georgetown! I can’t wait to see you on campus soon. Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: spt31@georgetown.edu

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

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

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