GAAP Board

The GAAP Board of Directors is made up of 12 dedicated students who work year-round to plan GAAP events for prospective and admitted Georgetown students. You can learn about each Director below by clicking on their name!
For current Georgetown students, applications for the GAAP board are available in April of each year. Please know that serving on the GAAP Board is a significant extracurricular commitment. We welcome all applicants! For further questions on how to get involved, please look at @georgetowngaap on Facebook.
To contact the GAAP Board, you can either email the specific Director at their email address listed in their bio or you can email the whole Board at


College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2024
Major: Economics and Spanish
Hometown: Ocean City, MD
High School: Stephen Decatur High School
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Georgetown Stories, New Student Orientation (NSO)

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Zehra (like Sarah but with a Z) and I am a senior in the College studying Economics and Spanish. Though I love my beach town hometown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I always knew I wanted to go to school in a city. I did not realize it at first, even after I toured, but Georgetown checked off everything I was looking for in a University. Georgetown is unique in that its campus gives you a small-town college experience, but just outside our front gates, you are integrated into the heart of DC. In the Georgetown neighborhood and beyond, you have access to so many incredible experiences and opportunities on top of – my favorite aspect – diverse cuisine options. Seeing comedian Hasan Minhaj at the Kennedy Center, trick-or-treating at the Embassies on Halloween, rallying a whole group of people to walk to the monuments to watch the sunrise, and trying authentic Ethiopian and Belgian cuisine are just a few of some of the most amazing memories I have had while on the Hilltop. And beyond these aspects that DC as a whole provides, the tight-knit community at Georgetown is what makes my time here on the Hilltop so memorable. The people I have met here are so kind, ambitious, passionate, and supportive to say the least, and they are what makes Georgetown feel like home. Beyond my love for the people and the experiences Georgetown has to offer, the extracurriculars I have taken on are another key element of making my Georgetown experience incredible. In addition to serving on the GAAP Board, you may see me walking backward on campus as a tour guide, creating marketing content for our social media through Georgetown Stories, and welcoming newly admitted students to the Hilltop. I’ve just about mentioned every remarkable aspect of Georgetown, but have yet to say how rewarding the classes are here. I’ve been so fortunate to learn from professors that are so passionate about what they teach, and while the academics can be challenging at times, they will challenge you in the best way. With all that, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Georgetown or just want to chat! I hope to see you on the Hilltop soon, and as always, Hoya Saxa!

Vice Presidents

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2025
Major: Spanish, Justice and Peace Studies
Hometown: Martinsville, IN
High School: Martinsville High School
Activities: GAAP, Peer Advisor, Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority, DC Schools Project, H*yas for Choice

Hi future Hoyas!! My name is Savannah Baugh, and I am a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Spanish and Justice & Peace Studies on a pre-law track! I am from Indianapolis, Indiana, and love bonding with other Hoyas from the Midwest over our shared Midwestern roots Upon my arrival at Georgetown, I immediately fell in love with the city of DC, the community overall, and the opportunities I have access to by being a Georgetown student. Some of my favorite things to do at Georgetown include watching Hoya basketball at Capital One Arena, enjoying a picnic near our on-campus farmers’ market on Wednesdays, and watching the sunset by the waterfront! Here at Georgetown, I have discovered passions I was not even aware I had, and I have met my very best friends and amazing, driven peers. Additionally, the small classroom setting allows for students and professors to get to know one another, which in my experience has been incredibly beneficial to my learning journey. Because I was a 2021 high school graduate, I originally joined GAAP to get a glimpse into GAAP weekends since I did not get the chance to experience one in person due to COVID-19. Immediately, I fell in love with the organization and all of the people involved. Through GAAP, I have met some of the kindest people and have further fostered my love for Georgetown. GAAP has truly made me realize I made the right college decision, and I would not trade that for anything! Please reach out to me if you have any questions at all about the application process, student life, classes, or anything else! I love interacting with prospective and future Hoyas, and I would love to help out in any way I can. Hoya Saxa!

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: Culture and Politics
Hometown: Miramar, Florida
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Activities: GAAP, B.R.A.V.E., Caribbean Culture Circle, H*yas for Choice

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Mayah Grandison and I’m from Miramar, South Florida. I’m currently a junior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in Culture and Politics with a minor in French. As someone who had their heart set on Georgetown for years, I can say with 100% certainty that GU has exceeded all my expectations. The unbeatable location, the plethora of opportunities for personal and pre-professional growth, and the chance to learn about different subjects and explore your potential interests all make Georgetown an incredibly special university. Although difficult to choose, my favorite thing about Georgetown is how it truly has something and someone for everyone! Coming into my freshman year, I was hesitant in deciding what to major in or what activities I wanted to be a part of, yet when I was exposed to the countless course options and extracurricular activities, this feeling quickly dissipated. Additionally, it is easy to find a community within and beyond the campus gates, whether that be through clubs, volunteer work, sporting events, or simply waiting to spot Hillary Clinton come out of Copley Formal Lounge! Outside of GAAP, I publicize events for the Caribbean Culture Circle and raise money for the B.R.A.V.E Summit. When not in class, I enjoy discovering DC’s best restaurants with friends, hanging by the waterfront, and visiting the endless museums the city has to offer. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you want to learn more about why Georgetown is such an amazing place! Hoya Saxa!

Director of Operations and Outreach

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2025
Major: Computer Science and Psychology
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Episcopal High School
Activities: GAAP, New Student Orientation, Peer Tutoring, and GIVES

Hi future Hoyas!! My name is Quinn Ogle, and I am a junior in the College double majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. I’m from Houston, TX so moving to the east coast and getting used to the cold (and especially snow) was a steep learning curve for me, but one that I accepted with excitement as I couldn’t wait to experience all four seasons in DC. And let me tell you, it was worth it! DC has so many amazing things to offer, from visiting the seemingly endless supply of museums and monuments to shopping at flea markets to kayaking on the Potomac, my friends and I never run out of something to do. I especially love the Georgetown area because we are surrounded by a beautiful neighborhood, perfect coffee shops for studying, and delicious restaurants, not to mention our wonderful campus. Coming to college, I pretty much had no clue what I wanted to study, even deciding between STEM and the humanities seemed like a big decision to me. Luckily, Georgetown’s liberal arts focus gave me the opportunity to explore all my interests before settling on an official major. Even after deciding what I wanted to study, the plethora of opportunities around campus both in and out of the classroom, allows me to continue to explore all my passions. Around campus I am involved in GAAP and New Student Orientation. I love these clubs as they give me the opportunity to contribute to the Georgetown community which I find so special. The people around campus are both incredibly driven and passionate while also being down to earth and excited to connect with fellow hoyas, a combination that truly makes our campus come to life. I hope you come to love the hilltop as much as I do, and if you have any questions in the meantime or just wanna chat about Georgetown, please feel free to reach out!

Co-Directors of Admitted Student Outreach

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2025
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Olympia, WA
High School: Olympia High School
Activities: GAAP, Early Learning Project, Jumpstart, Department of Performing Arts, Kappa Alpha Theta, H*yas for Choice, Ultimate Frisbee

Hello future Hoyas!! I’m Phoebe Chartock and I’m a sophomore from Olympia, Washington in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Performing Arts and Women’s and Gender Studies. I’m super excited to meet all of you and hear about what you’re excited for here on the Hilltop! One of the best things about the Georgetown experience is that there’s a place/group for absolutely everyone, no matter your passions and interests. Some of the campus organizations I’m involved in are the Early Learning Project (developmental psychology research), Georgetown Jumpstart, the Performing Arts Department, and of course GAAP! Another significant benefit to being a student here is the access to all that DC has to offer! I love getting to explore the city with my friends; the cherry blossoms in the springtime, seeing Hadestown at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and exploring the local farmer’s markets have been some of my favorite DC memories! Coming from across the country from a massive public high school, I had really overwhelming feelings before arriving at Georgetown for my first year, and I almost decided to delay a year. Reflecting now, I cannot believe how much has changed since then, and how settled and happy I am to be here. The opportunities that are constantly available through Georgetown (educational, career, and social) are some of the most exciting benefits. One of the best resources by far in the arrival process was the kindness of my academic dean, professors, and the other students I was meeting, coming from all over the globe with all kinds of different experiences. The process of choosing a college and settling into a new home is intense, but so wonderful and worth it, and I’ll be so excited to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns, whether that be wanting recommendations for things to do in DC, or worries/excitement about your first year here! I am always here to help! Hoya Saxa!

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2025
Operations and Analytics
Houston, TX
High School:
James E. Taylor High School

Hey Hoyas! My name is Isaac Choi, and I am a junior in the MSB studying Operations and Analytics. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and have lived there my entire life! While the transition from Texas to DC was overwhelming at first, I never regret making the big move. At Georgetown, I love staying involved through different student organizations. On campus, I’m a part of the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (a student-run credit union that strictly serves members of the Georgetown community), and, of course, GAAP where I serve as one of the Directors of Admitted Student Outreach! Through my involvements on campus, I’ve made friends from all around the world with so many unique experiences and interests, which I’m so thankful for. I truly believe there’s no place like Georgetown. From being able to go to the monuments and museums downtown to walking out the front gates and exploring the Georgetown neighborhood, there’s so much to do. I’m so excited for the rest of my time here on the Hilltop and would love to share more about my experiences with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Hoya Saxa!

Co-Directors of Prospective Student Outreach

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2026
Major: Government and Psychology
Hometown: Paoli, PA
High School: Conestoga High School
Activities: GAAP, GU Politics, Georgetown Pre-Law Society, GU LEAD, College Peer Advisor, Asian American Student Association

Hi Future Hoyas!! My name is Suzie Ahn and I’m a Sophomore in the College majoring in Government and Psychology, possibly minoring in Business Studies. I’m from Paoli, PA, which is near Philadelphia (I have a LOT of Philly pride)! As someone who is pretty close to her family, I was definitely nervous about college and the responsibility that comes with it. However, Georgetown has quickly become my home and heart. I’ve become friends with the most passionate and genuine people, tried different restaurants, and explored DC. In my short time here so far, I have met people like Senator Jon Ossoff and heard speeches from the Clintons. I’ve also worked side-by-side with the Former DNC Communications Director and Former Georgia Senate Runoff Director because of my involvement in GU Politics. As someone who loves government & politics, I think Georgetown is a dream and has given me opportunities I never thought were possible as an undergraduate. This encapsulates the beauty of Georgetown as you can truly be as involved as you want to be and find endless paths to follow. In an academic sense, Georgetown has amazing professors who are always willing to help you. I’d describe Georgetown as a very collaborative environment with classmates quick to peer-edit essays or group study with you. Socially, there is so much to do whether it’s shopping, visiting museums, going to concerts or sports games at Capital One Arena, or attending one of our countless school events. Especially when the weather is nice, you’ll see many students outside having a picnic, enjoying live entertainment, or playing frisbee. There are SO MANY extracurriculars here that you will find something that fits you and your interests. For me, I joined GAAP because I love interacting with prospective students and showing how wonderful Georgetown is. Outside of GAAP, I’m a GU Politics’s Student Strategy Team Member, an Executive Board member at Georgetown Pre-Law Society, and a Peer Advisor for incoming freshmen in the College. In my free time, you’ll probably see me getting boba with my friends, reading on Healy Lawn, or walking around M Street. Please feel free to reach out via email if you have any questions or concerns. Hoya Saxa!!!!

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2026
Major: Culture and Politics or Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Macomb Township, MI
High School: Shrine Catholic High School
Activities: GAAP, Jack Crew, SNUGS Georgetown, Catholic Retreat Leader, Georgetown Jesuit Community Employee

Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Michael Woch and I’m currently a Sophomore in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I am planning to major in either Culture and Politics or Science, Technology, and International Affairs, but am excited to use this year to explore the many different academic opportunities here at Georgetown. In addition to serving as the Co-Director of Prospective Student Outreach for GAAP, I can be found caring for our beloved mascot, Jack the Bulldog, as a member of Jack Crew, leading the recruitment of volunteer swim instructors for Special Needs Undergraduate Swim Lessons (SNUGS) Georgetown, planning and small group-leading the Loyola retreat for First-Year students through Catholic Ministry, or working for the Georgetown Jesuit Community. While there are many reasons that I have decided to spend my college years on the Hilltop, there are three that stand out in particular. First, I am attracted to Georgetown’s academic prowess. From traditional college lectures to small seminars and discussion-based courses, classes at Georgetown are often experiences of profound academic and personal growth. Next, Georgetown’s location cannot be beat. Our mostly-contained campus gives way to a cozy neighborhood and bustling metropolis, a set-up which provides both boundless opportunities and a place to call a second home. Finally, I am inspired by the Spirit of Georgetown and the sense that every Hoya’s education is for a greater purpose. Our community is guided by a set of principles and answers a call to service, which makes the Georgetown experience truly unique. If any of these reasons sound interesting, then Georgetown might just be the place for you! Please feel free to send an email (or stop to say “Hi!” when you see me around campus) if you think I might be able to help you better understand what it means to be a Georgetown Hoya. I look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop very soon, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mcw127@georgetown.eduu

Director of Digital Media

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2026
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
High School: The John Cooper School
Activities: GAAP, AASA, the Voice, Georgetown GREEN, H*yas for Choice, Club Boxing

Hi future Hoyas !! My name is Anjali Gulasingam, and I’m a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service planning to major in Science, Technology and International Affairs with a concentration in Energy and Environment and minor in Economics. I’m from Texas, born and raised :)), so I was incredibly excited to move to DC and experience all it has to offer. I love early morning runs (or walks!) at the National Mall, visiting the monuments, museums, and markets, or just discovering new spots around the city with my friends. But for me, there’s something about returning to the calmer, cobblestoned streets of the Georgetown neighborhood and having that college campus feel that can’t be beaten. I was first attracted to Georgetown partly by its location but mostly because of its access to resources and endless opportunities. Coming into university undeclared, I wondered if it was possible to hold onto my seemingly opposing interests all while developing new ones on campus. Georgetown has truly given me the best of both worlds as I combined my love for STEM and the humanities with a STIA major as I joined clubs such as the Voice, H*yas for Choice, and GAAP to explore and pursue my passions. Looking back on the past year, I can say that some of my best memories are because of the incredibly supportive and accepting people I have met. While it may seem daunting to move across the country alone, I promise that you will slowly but surely find a place and start to build a community for yourself on the Hilltop. I am always here to help in any way possible, so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to talk. Wishing you all the best, and I hope to see you on the Hilltop soon :)) HOYA SAXA !!

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2026
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Orlando, FL/ São Paulo, Brazil
High School: Windermere High School
Activities: GAAP, New Student Orientation (NSO), H*yas for Choice, SFS Academic Council, Georgetown International Relations Association/Club

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Antonio Cardoso and I’m a sophomore in the SFS majoring in International Politics. Although I am originally from Brazil, I have lived in Florida for the last 10 years. So, as someone who never really lived somewhere cold, moving to DC was super scary for me! But, that didn’t matter to me once I visited the Hilltop. I immediately fell in love with Georgetown and all it had to offer. In fact, my GAAP weekend showed me how uni Georgetown really is and made me realize this was the place for me. I learned about some of the fascinating opportunities, academics, and extracurriculars that Georgetown had to offer and fell in love! Now, I am beyond happy I decided to come here for school. From taking unique classes to being able to see Bill Clinton up close, Georgetown is a place like no other. The clubs and organizations on campus also make Georgetown even better. Personally, my own involvement in organizations like GAAP and H*yas for Choice have really enriched my time here and helped me explore different perspectives and meet new people. Outside of these clubs and my academics, Georgetown also gives us the opportunity to explore amazing places off campus, whether that be at the National Mall, one of the many museums in DC, or even somewhere in Maryland or Virginia! Though moving to college can be super overwhelming, I found that the tight-knit and welcoming community present at Georgetown makes the transition much easier. I can tell you from personal experience that this is a one-of-a-kind place and you will not regret committing here! I really hope you fall in love with the Hilltop as I did, and if you have any questions or just want to talk about Georgetown (or anything at all!), please feel free to reach out to me! HOYA SAXA!!!

Director of Communications

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Year: 2026
Major: Biology
Hometown: Evanston, IL
High School: Evanston Township High School
Activities: GAAP, New Student Orientation, H*yas for Choice

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Caroline Castellino, and I’m a sophomore in the College majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. I’m from Evanston, Illinois, which is right outside of Chicago, and although I am a Midwesterner at heart, I have fallen in love with DC during my time at Georgetown. During my GAAP weekend, I knew that this was the place for me the second I saw Healy Hall walking up O Street, but I was also completely drawn to how easy it is to explore all of the neighborhoods, restaurants, and museums that DC has to offer! Now that I have a year at Georgetown under my belt, the incredible location has held true, and when I’m not on campus, you can find me taking the GUTS bus downtown, having dinner with friends at Curry & Pie, or walking to the flea market on Sundays. Apart from the benefits of the city, I have also loved experiencing all of the extracurricular and educational opportunities available to me on the Hilltop. Participating in both GAAP and NSO as well as connecting with professors and taking classes that are unique to Georgetown only made my first year get better and better as time went on. However, the biggest takeaway from my experience so far is that it really is the people that make Georgetown feel so much like home. You’ll find such a tight-knit community the second that you walk through the gates; it is full of individuals that continuously support you, make you laugh, and want to see you succeed. That is truly what is so special about this place, and I really hope that you all learn to love it as much as I do. Please feel free to reach out to me about anything; I would love to chat with each and every one of you! Hoya Saxa!

Director of State and Regional Chairs

School of Health (SOH)
Year: 2026
Major: Health Care Management and Policy
Hometown: Hockessin, DE
High School: Charter School of Wilmington
Activities: GAAP, GUMAPS, GU Jawani

Hi Future Hoyas! My name is Saanchi Jain (she/her/hers) and I’m a sophomore in the School of Health, majoring in Health Care Management and Policy on the pre-med track. I’m from Hockessin, Delaware and I went to the Charter School of Wilmington (go calculators!) where I was involved in Girls Who Code and more. I was definitely a nervous wreck during the college application process, however, I am forever grateful that I chose Georgetown for the next 4. Although I’m fairly new to the hilltop, My experience so far has been phenomenal! I’ve already been able to immerse myself in the vast pool of opportunities; Apart from the best club on campus, GAAP :), I’m part of GU Jawaani, GUMAPS, Rangila, and more. (Reach out if you’re interested in any or want to learn more!) As you can see, Georgetown has something for everyone and as soon as you step foot on campus there are endless ways to find your Georgetown family. Since I have lived in the suburbs of Delaware for the majority of my life, I was very nervous about coming to the city and finding my people. However, Georgetown’s diverse student population has given me some of my best friends, who call home London, San Francisco, Chicago, and more. Georgetown’s location is also one of its most rewarding features. Whether it is exploring the myriad of shops on M Street, or taking the GUTS Bus to the Museums, there is always something new to check out. Please let me know if you have any questions, I can’t wait to get to know you all!HOYA SAXA!