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
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, Accounting & Finance Teaching Assistant, Campus Ministry, Beta Gamma Sigma, The Big Hunt

Maria Giaquinto Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Maria Giaquinto, and I’m majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Math. 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. Coming to campus confirmed my initial thoughts: 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 fantastic 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. Our professors truly care about their subjects and their students, meaning that they’re more than just experts in their fields: they’re passionate and devoted educators who make the Georgetown experience one of a kind. In addition to the wonderful clubs I’m involved in and jobs I have, I’ve also had the incredible opportunities to study abroad at the University of Oxford and work on a consulting project through the MSB in Mendoza, Argentina. 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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Co-Vice Presidents
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 junior 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 this 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 two blocks from campus. I love being located in a quaint neighborhood like Georgetown but still having the entire city at my fingertips. The city is truly amazing, and I’m beyond lucky to call the Hilltop home. Aside from GAAP, I’m also on the Club Swim team and a member of the NHS Academic Council. No matter your interests, there is certainly a place 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 Capital One Arena, 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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Coordinators
Jonathan Boyd Jonathan Boyd, Florida
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Bradenton, FL
HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Soccer, New Student Orientation (NSO), Hoya Blue

Jonathan Boyd How’s it goin’ Hoyas?! My name is Jonathan Boyd, and I’m from Bradenton, Florida! I’m a sophomore in the College and am unashamedly undecided (not all college kids know what they want to do, I promise), with possible minors in Spanish and Business Administration. In addition to serving on the GAAP Board, I play on Georgetown’s club soccer team, am a New Student Orientation first-year advisor, and am a member of Hoya Blue, the official student spirit organization here on the Hilltop. If you can’t find me involved in activities with these clubs, I’m probably laying on Copley Lawn soaking in the sun, working out at Yates, or exploring D.C.’s amazing restaurant scene with my friends! I am lucky enough to have an older sister who is also a Hoya, so I was able to see first-hand what life on the Hilltop was like while going through my college application process. During the time I spent on campus with my sister, I personally experienced and was inspired by all of the amazing things that Hoyas are involved with both inside and outside of campus. Even though I didn’t have the slightest idea of what kind of career path I wanted to pursue coming into college, I was soon convinced that Georgetown’s passionate and involved student body and faculty would help me figure it out, and that was what ultimately led me to Georgetown! If this bio hasn’t been enough indication already, I assure you that there are few things I love more than talking about Georgetown, so please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. I would be more than happy to share what I know or, at the very least point, you in the direction of someone who can answer them! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jrb331@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 Board, Blue and Gray, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development

Timothy Coan Hey future Hoyas! My name is Tim, and I am from the great state of Maryland! I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. I am also minoring in Russian language and pursuing a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. In addition to the GAAP Board, I am a member of the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society and Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development. In my free time, I love exploring D.C. by going on long runs to the National Mall, cheering on the Hoyas basketball team at the Capital One Arena, 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, D.C. 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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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 Capital One Arena, 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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Beverly Lobo Beverly Lobo, India
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India
HIGH SCHOOL: Dhirubhai Ambani International School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, India Ink, United Nations Association Georgetown, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, South Asian Society Rangila

Beverly Lobo Hey future Hoyas! My name is Beverly Lobo, and I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I am currently a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics with a concentration in Growth, Transition and Development. The last two years at Georgetown have been nothing short of magical! One of reasons I love being a Hoya is because I am constantly surrounded by passionate and engaged people. Georgetown brings together a diverse group of people who love what they do and so no moment on the Hilltop is ever boring. Being at Georgetown, I often take for granted how amazing it is to live in a city like D.C. Morning runs along the Potomac waterfront, late night visits to the National Mall, and weekends spent checking out the newest exhibits at the Smithsonian museums have been some of the best parts of my Georgetown experience. Aside from being a member of the GAAP Board, I am editor-in-chief of India Ink, an online publication on the politics and policy of South Asia; Secretary-General of the UN Association; a board member of the India Initiative; a member of the coed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega; and a regular participant in Rangila, the largest dance show on the Eastern seaboard. The great part about these opportunities at Georgetown is that you will always find a place to pursue what you love and even discover things you didn’t know you would love. Being a Hoya is an experience like no other, and I am so excited for the rest of my time here! If you have any questions about Georgetown, being an international student, or the clubs I’m involved in, email me. Hoya Saxa, and welcome to the Hilltop!
E-mail: bl559@georgetown.edu

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Sarah Malzberg Sarah Malzberg, New Jersey
Georgetown College(COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Neurobiology, Spanish minor
HOMETOWN: Pottersville, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Voorhees High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, New Student Orientation, One Tent Health, Foundations in Biology Teaching Assistant, Lifeguard at Yates Field House, Relay for Life, Pre-Medical Society

Sarah Malzberg Hello future Hoyas!! My name is Sarah Malzberg, and I’m double majoring in Neurobiology and Spanish and on the pre-medical track. Coming from a super small, rural town in New Jersey, I knew I wanted to go to college in a city, but I also wanted to have a campus. The second I stepped through the iconic front gates and saw Healy Hall, I realized that Georgetown was my ideal campus. As I learned more about Georgetown, I realized Georgetown had everything I wanted in a school, but getting accepted and going to my GAAP weekend were what showed me that Georgetown really did have it all. Georgetown’s location is perfect, with access to everything going on in the nation’s capital while still having a campus where I can sit on the front lawn every Wednesday to eat at the Farmer’s Market with my friends. The passion and drive I saw in all of the students at GAAP weekend has been even more evident ever since coming to Georgetown. All of the clubs and activities I have been involved in have contributed to my college experience in unique and exciting ways, and I’ve been able to learn so much from my amazing peers. I also learn so much in my classes - we have world-class professors who are extremely invested in getting to know their students and helping us thrive and succeed, and they truly care about teaching! Another thing that I love about Georgetown is how everyone here really embodies "cura personalis" (meaning care of the whole person) and "men and women for others." Jesuit values serve as the foundation of Georgetown and create a collaborative, welcoming atmosphere in which all people want to be the best person they can and try to contribute to the world in a meaningful way. Georgetown is a place where you can explore and further all of your interests and passions, no matter how big or small, and your peers and professors will always support your endeavors. Everyone here really makes the Hilltop home, and I hope you do, too! If you have any questions, or if you just want to chat, please reach out to me! Good luck this year, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sm3014@georgetown.edu

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Venishea Smith Venishea Smith, Maryland
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Sociology
HOMETOWN: Okinawa, Japan
HIGH SCHOOL: Henry E. Lackey High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development, TEDxGeorgetown

Venishea Smith Hey future Hoyas! My name is Venishea Smith, and I am a sophomore in the College hoping to major in Sociology and double minor in Government and Psychology. Since my dad is in the military, I’ve moved around all my life; I lived longest in Okinawa, Japan, and most recently in Maryland! Moves can be tough, especially the move to college, but the community at Georgetown makes it so much easier. Everyone is so welcoming - students and staff alike - and the care they have for each other is amazing, which is so helpful when adjusting to new surroundings. From the moment I stepped on campus for Hoya Saxa Weekend and GAAP weekend, I could feel just how excited everyone was for me to be there to experience the Georgetown they know and love. And, now that I’m here, I am just as excited to be that person for other students! One way to get involved in the Georgetown community is through clubs, and there’s a club for everyone! In addition to GAAP, I am a member of Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development, in which I am a mentor after being a participant of the GOLD pre-orientation program, Leadership & Beyond, and I’m also a deputy director of logistics for TEDxGeorgetown. These activities allow me to explore my passions while I learn valuable skills and create lasting bonds and friendships while I’m here on the Hilltop. Georgetown has a club for any of your interests, and it’s in a great city full of opportunity! There are so many things to do in D.C., from food and sightseeing to professional opportunities and observing and participating in government. Everyone makes their own path at Georgetown but not without the support of everyone else. I’m so proud to be making my path at Georgetown, a place that I can call home, and I hope you will soon, too. If you have any questions about life on the Hilltop, D.C., or just want to talk, feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa, and hope to see you here!
E-mail: vas67@georgetown.edu

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Lucie Xu Lucie Xu, New York
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Economics and Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Albany, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: The Albany Academies
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, OurGeorgetown, Project Sunshine, Relay for Life, GU Orchestra, GU Chamber Music

Lucie Xu Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Lucie Xu, and I’m a sophomore in the College, double majoring in Economics and Mathematics, with a minor in French. I’m originally from Albany, NY, but my family recently moved to National Harbor, MD. My dad started working at Georgetown when I was in first grade, so I’ve spent every break at Georgetown, making Georgetown my second home. This feeling of belonging did not change when I attended my GAAP Weekend. Everyone was so welcoming and had such unique stories, I knew right away that spending the next 4 years at Georgetown was meant to be. I also love how there’s always something to do, whether it’s going on a run to the monuments, or going to Healy Hall and listening to all the guest speakers. Georgetown’s community is also incredible. Everyone wants you to succeed and will push you and support you to reach that success. In addition to serving on the GAAP Board, I am a contributor for OurGeorgetown, which is an Instagram page that shows what life as a Georgetown student is like to prospective students. I’m also in Project Sunshine, a club in which we make weekly visits to the pediatrics wing of the Georgetown MedStar Hospital to do arts and crafts with the patients. Furthermore, I’m part of Relay for Life and spoke at our Luminaria Ceremony last year. I also play the cello for the GU Orchestra and GU Chamber Music, and we get to perform in Gaston Hall in Healy Hall. I would be more than happy to answer any and all questions that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and email me! I hope to see you soon on the Hilltop, Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lx39@georgetown.edu

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Michael Yedibalian Michael Yedibalian, New Jersey
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Economics
HOMETOWN: Wyckoff, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramapo High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown ESCAPE, GUGS, Georgetown College Peer Advisor, Hoya Blue, Relay for Life

Michael Yedibalian Hey future Hoyas! My name is Michael Yedibalian, and I am from Wyckoff, NJ (about 30 minutes outside of New York City). I’m a sophomore in the College studying Economics with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. I think it’s safe to say that Georgetown stood out to me from the start; it was one of the first schools that I visited, and I fell in love. While I did give other schools a try during the application process, there really wasn’t a doubt in my mind where I wanted to go. The amazing campus feel, drawing from a proximity to both the vibrant neighborhood of Georgetown and city of Washington D.C., definitely played a role in my decision. But, even more, it was the people that I met while visiting that convinced me this is where I belong; not only is everyone here incredibly smart and ambitious, but each person is also super nice and welcoming. The Jesuit values, including being men and women for others and “cura personalis” (caring for the whole person), really do play an important role on campus, as I have quickly realized in my time here. In addition to the GAAP Board, I am also a Georgetown ESCAPE retreat leader, a Grilltender in the Georgetown University Grilling Society (GUGS), and a member of Hoya Blue and Relay for Life! Off campus, there are so many awesome things to do, including attending Hoya basketball games (you can find me at basically every game), running down the waterfront to the monuments, going to the Smithsonian museums, or just walking around the lively M Street or Wisconsin Ave. Georgetown really is the ideal school— I have made lifelong friends, developed incredible relationships with professors, and been able to be my best self, which is why I am thrilled to spend three more years here. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (if you can’t tell, I love talking about Georgetown). Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: my383@georgetown.edu

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