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

Sarah Malzberg Sarah Malzberg - Northeast
Georgetown College(COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Neurobiology, Spanish minor
HOMETOWN: Pottersville, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Voorhees High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Lifeguard at Yates Field House, Hoya Blue, Relay for Life, Georgetown Running Club, Water Brigades

Sarah Malzberg Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Sarah Malzberg, and I'm from Pottersville, New Jersey - a super small town that most people have never heard of. Coming from a rural area, where I had to drive 20 minutes to get pretty much anywhere, I knew I wanted to be in a city for college, and from the first time I toured Georgetown, I knew it was everything I wanted in a school and more. Not only was it the perfect location - in the nation's capital but with its own campus, where so much was always going on - but the passion I saw on campus was amazing, and I knew I wanted to be at a school where all of the students were extremely dedicated to both their work and extracurricular activities. Here at Georgetown, there are hundreds of clubs to choose from. In addition to GAAP, I am a member of Georgetown Running Club, Hoya Blue, Relay for Life, and Water Brigades, and I work as a Lifeguard at Yates Field House, and all of these clubs have contributed to my Georgetown experience in unique and exciting ways. I have been able to learn so much outside of the classroom from my peers and the organizations that I'm involved with. I also learn so much in my classes: our professors are experts in their fields and truly care about teaching and engaging students; getting to know them and hear about their work has been extremely rewarding. 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." These Jesuit values serve as the foundation of Georgetown and create a collaborative, welcoming atmosphere in which everyone wants to be the best person they can and and tries to contribute to the world in a meaningful way. From the moment I arrived my freshman year, I knew I belonged at Georgetown, and each time I leave, I already get excited to return! Everyone here really makes the Hilltop their 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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Avery League Avery League - Southeast
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Science and Technology in International Affairs, Biochemistry and Global Health concentration
HOMETOWN: Huntsville, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: Randolph School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, DC Schools Project, Club Rock Climbing, International Relations Club, Blue and Gray Tour Guides

Avery League Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Avery League; I’m from Huntsville, Alabama, and I'm a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science and Technology in International Affairs with a Biochemistry and Global Health concentration. I also have (potential) Spanish and French minors. While life in DC is a change of pace from the South, I absolutely fell in love with Georgetown from the first time I stepped foot on campus. The strength of Georgetown’s international relations programs, its location in the nation’s capital, its culture of “men and women for others,” and the driven but social nature of the student body are just a few things that still leave me in awe of the school. This list also used to intimidate me, but it shouldn’t have! Georgetown embraces all aspects of education, most importantly the learning opportunities that arise when we have fallen short of the people we want to become. I have found so many incredible ways to get involved and build character here, especially through organizations such as the DC Schools Project, Club Rock Climbing, the International Relations Club, Blue and Gray Tour Guides, and the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program. In addition, there are countless school-wide opportunities, from the amazing speakers that come to campus every week (think Bill Clinton) to the encouragement of interfaith dialogue to hearing the incredible stories of fellow students. I’m confident each and every one of you has something unique and amazing to offer to the Georgetown community, so feel free to reach out with absolutely any and all questions you have! Also, if you just want to talk, I’d love to get to know you guys, and everyone can always use an excuse to buy themselves a coffee (even if it’s just over Skype). Sweet Home Alabama, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aal74@georgetown.edu

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Henry Gunderson Henry Gunderson - Midwest
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Des Moines, IA
HIGH SCHOOL: Theodore Roosevelt High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, 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 sophomore from Des Moines. I am in the School of Foreign Service and am currently undeclared. More than one year into my time at Georgetown, I can 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 two concerts, seen 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 Georgetown 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. In the past, we’ve had Wiz Khalifa and the Chainsmokers. We also can get free tickets to many of the concerts around DC, which is absolutely amazing! The 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 large events! 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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Tina Cheesman Tina Cheesman - West
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Science, Technology, and International Affairs, concentration in International Security
HOMETOWN: Vail, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: Vail Christian High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, 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 junior 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 and am involved in Mask and Bauble dramatic society. Like most others, coming to Georgetown was a big decision for me. I decided to attend Georgetown to experience a new academic and social environment. Although leaving my hometown was hard, coming to the Hilltop 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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Josh Sirois Josh Sirois - Southwest
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Global Business, Spanish minor, certificate in International Development
HOMETOWN: Salem, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Salem Senior High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Association, GIVES, Superfood

Josh Sirois Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Joshua Sirois, and I am a sophomore here at Georgetown hailing from the small town of Salem, Missouri. I am a Global Business Major within the School of Foreign Service and am interested in pursuing a Minor in Spanish and a Certificate in International Development. In addition to my role as the GAAP Southwest Regional Chair, I am actively involved in several organizations on campus: I am an At-Large Senator to the Georgetown University Student Association, I serve on the Executive Board for GIVES, and I am the Outreach and Social Chair 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!
E-mail: jbs128@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, NSO OA, Discovery Ambassadors, DC Reads, Mock Trial

Alliemarie Schapp Hello future Hoyas! My name is Alliemarie Schapp, and I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Security. Even though I moved around the south for the first few years of my life, no place feels more like home than Alabama. Coming from a suburb of Birmingham, I was initially intimidated by Georgetown. D.C.'s deep history, endless opportunities, and vibrant culture were so appealing to me, but I was ultimately unsure of how someone from Birmingham could fit into Georgetown's culture. Three years later, it seems almost silly how apprehensive I was about coming to the Hilltop. The transition to life at Georgetown went more smoothly than I could have ever imagined, and even though I still miss good southern food and college football, I can truly say that Georgetown is my home. Georgetown has given me the opportunity to be involved with so many different activities, from tutoring elementary schoolers with DC Reads to interviewing alumni to interning on the Hill. Georgetown has allowed me to pursue anything and everything that I am passionate about. Georgetown truly has something for everyone. Clubs, classes, and internships aside, the most distinctive aspect of Georgetown's culture is the University's 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, 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 sophomore 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. When I was 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 Collegiate Investors and Club 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
Mallory Belknap Mallory Belknap
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Justice and Peace Studies, Environmental Studies minor
HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ
HIGH SCHOOL: Xavier College Prep
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Varsity Softball, New Student Orientation (NSO) Orientation Advisor

Mallory Belknap Hey, Arizona Hoyas! My name is Mallory, and I was born and raised in Scottsdale, just outside of Phoenix. D.C is much chillier than the Valley of the Sun, but nevertheless I have found a second home in Georgetown! I am a junior in the College studying Justice and Peace and Environmental Studies, and after graduation I hope to join Teach For America. While I miss the mountains and the sunsets that Arizona offers, D.C presents a whole new world of museums, events, quirky neighborhoods, and tons of history. I have loved getting to know this new city, and you can usually find me on a long walk through the cobblestone streets of Georgetown or taking the metro to a new neighborhood in pursuit of local cafes. Upon coming to Georgetown, I barely knew anyone and had only been to D.C once in my life, not to mention I had no idea what I wanted to study or do with my life. It's safe to say that despite all of that, Georgetown has become my home, and my classmates have become my family, and no matter what you're interested in or where you come from, Georgetown has a place for you. I am so thankful to be a part of such an open, welcoming, and diverse community, and I would love for all of you to also be able to experience what it means to be a Hoya. If you ever have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out, and I would love to talk all things Georgetown! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: meb365@georgetown.edu

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Arkansas
Anni Xu Anni Xu
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Little Rock, AR
HIGH SCHOOL: Little Rock Central High
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUWIL, Georgetown Program Board, Hoya Blue, DC Schools

Anni Xu Hello fellow Arkansans! My name is Anni Xu. I am from the great city of Little Rock. I'm currently a freshman in the College. While I'm currently undeclared, I'm looking into a government major with an economics minor (I'm indecisive person so we'll see how that changes). My family and I fell in love with Georgetown after I attended my GAAP weekend, and I met my roommate during GAAP, as well! Like many in Arkansas, I was attracted to the large and bustling city of Washington D.C. I wanted more to do than a go to Sonic on Friday nights (Cherry limeade is the best), and D.C offers amazing opportunities. During my short time here, I have already visited some free museums, shopped on M Street, dined at yummy restaurants, and made great friends. The diversity at Georgetown is incredible. While walking to class I can hear so many different languages, including but not limited to Chinese, Spanish, and Polish. There are so many incredible and interesting classes taught by amazing professors that I find myself no longer groaning over my reading or homework assignments. One of my favorite parts about Georgetown is the professors. Almost every week I go to my Spanish professor's office hours because she's so fun and helpful. In addition to the classes, there are tons of clubs on campus. Along with GAAP, I am involved in Georgetown University Women in Leadership (GUWIL), Georgetown Program Board (GPB), Hoya Blue, and DC Schools. There is a club for almost every interest! There is always something to do on campus, whether it's a club event or guest speaker. If you find yourself with no activities on campus, the neighborhood of Georgetown is incredibly beautiful and offers various shops and delightful restaurants. I hope to see y'all at Georgetown!
E-mail: aex2@georgetown.edu

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California
Alyssa Kurdos Alyssa Kurdos
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Global Health
HOMETOWN: Moreno Valley, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Orange County School of the Arts
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Department of Performing Arts, International Relations Club, Chi Alpha/Campus Ministry, Hoya Kids

Alyssa Kurdos Hey future Cali Hoyas! I'm a freshman in the NHS, from Moreno Valley, CA majoring in Global Health and planning to minor in Arabic and Government. Choosing Georgetown this past year was by far one of the easiest decisions I've made. So, why did I choose Georgetown? I could give you a list so long it rivals Santa’s, including: the Wednesday farmer’s market, the size and diversity of the NHS and the freshman class, the flattering school colors, political activism, and accepting interfaith community. But when it comes down to it, the reason I chose our university is because I felt like Georgetown was choosing me. From my tour guide, who I am still in contact with to my cashier at Hilltoss that tour day, each individual student I met treated me like a future Hoya, and showed me how truly supportive and stimulating our community can be. There's so much to get involved with on the Georgetown campus. During my short (yet wonderful) time on the Hilltop I've gotten involved with the Department of Performing Arts, acting in their fall show Caesar; the International Relations Club, helping to put on the largest high school MUN conference; and Campus Ministry. I also work as a Teacher's Aide at the Hoya Kids Learning Center. My favorite things to do including exploring DC - from studying at the Library of Congress to running to Theodore Roosevelt Island - and playing ping pong at the Healey Family Student Center. I understand how scary it can be to think of living over 2,500 miles away from home, but it's also incredibly exciting and well... awesome. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or if you just want to chat about what life is like on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aek106@georgetown.edu

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Andy Marquez Andy Marquez
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Verbum Dei High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Voice, Intramural Sports, GAMBLE

Andy Marquez Hello, fellow Californians. My name is Andy Marquez, and I am from the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California. I am part of the amazing Class of 2021, and I am a student in the School of Foreign Service where I plan to study Political Economy or International Politics. On campus, I, along with a few upperclassmen, are establishing a new club: The Central American Student Association (CASA for short). I am also a sports writer for The Voice, one of Georgetown’s sources for media publications. Off campus, I love to explore what our nation’s capital has to offer. I often seek out different cuisines, museums, and tourist attractions, like paddle boarding on the Potomac River.
E-mail: aim30@georgetown.edu

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Zach Scherer Zachary Scherer
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: Science and Technology in International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Moraga, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Campolindo High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, SFS Peer Advising Coordinator, Georgetown Orchestra, Computer Science Teaching Assistant, SFS Undergraduate Scholars Program

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. 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, conduct research with a professor in the African Studies Department, and play clarinet in the Georgetown Orchestra. 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 saw five members of the President's cabinet speak on campus in a single semester. I even have had Hillary Clinton say hello to me! 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: RCST
HOMETOWN: Golden, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood High School
ACTIVITIES: Varsity Sailing, Georgetown Program Board

Annalise Plfueger Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Annalise Pflueger, and I’m a sophomore 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 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 in clubs like the Georgetown Program Board and also walked onto the sailing team. When I’m not at practice or studying, you can usually find me hanging out on Lau 2 (the second floor of our library) 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
Rachel Corbally Rachel Corbally
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: STIA; Certificate: Religion, Ethics and World Affairs
HOMETOWN: Westport, CT
HIGH SCHOOL: Staples High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Grillmaster in GUGS, Fundraising Coordinator of No Lost Generation, Weeks of Welcome Ambassador

Rachel Corbally Hello, Future Hoyas! My name is Rachel Corbally, and I'm a sophomore in the SFS studying Science, Technology, & International Affairs. I am still so excited that I am here at Georgetown, and I hope that you can also share this excitement for your future years on the Hilltop. I'm from Westport, CT, where I have lived for 18 years, but Georgetown has quickly become my home away from home. I am so grateful for all the people I have met here and for their support, friendship, and memories. Georgetown students continuously amaze me with all of their own adventures and passions, and each student is so excited to share their experiences with one another. I believe that that is one of the many things that makes Georgetown such a unique place. We are people who embrace "cura personalis,” care for the whole person, ensuring care for others. While this is only my second year here at Georgetown, I have already been blessed with such fond memories and life-long friends, and I am confident in saying that they are only the start of many more. I would love to speak more with you about Georgetown and answer any questions that you might have. I look forward to welcoming you to our home on the Hilltop!
E-mail: roc8@georgetown.edu

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Delaware
Kylie Navarro Kylie Navarro
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government and Economics
HOMETOWN: Wilmington, DE
HIGH SCHOOL: Cab Calloway School of the Arts
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Student Activities Commission, Nomadic Theater, Mask and Bauble Dramatic Theater Society, Green

Kylie Navarro Hey, future Delawarean Hoyas! My name is Kylie Navarro, and I'm 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 came to Georgetown wanting to be a cardiologist, but now I'm well on my way to being a Government and Economics major. Hey, things change, and one of my favorite things about Georgetown how exciting (and easy!) it can be to find your passion here. With so many student groups on campus, you'll be sure to find a community that you love. For me, that community has been Georgetown's various theater groups and the arts scene on campus, but Georgetown has also been instrumental in helping me develop my other interests, such as assisting me in finding an internship with one of our senators this summer. If you ever want to learn about all of the incredible opportunities here on the Hilltop, 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
Ariana Roberts Ariana Roberts
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Washington, DC
HIGH SCHOOL: National Cathedral School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GPB, GUWIL, Hoya Blue, Iranian Cultural Society

Ariana Roberts Hi future Hoyas!! My name is Ariana and I am so excited to welcome you to the Hilltop! I’m a freshman in Georgetown College with an undeclared major. At Georgetown, I’m involved in a variety of clubs like Georgetown University Women in Leadership, Hoya Blue (the athletic spirit club that attends university sports games), Georgetown Programming Board (that organizes different activities for students), and Iranian Cultural Society. I fell in love with Georgetown during my GAAP weekend, and I’m so happy to be here. I love all of the amazing people I’ve met, and the many clubs and opportunities Georgetown has to offer. I love the values that Georgetown embraces, and I love how each student here embodies those values. I feel as though I am surrounded by people who care about me and my success, and I quickly began to feel at home here. Even though my home away from home isn’t actually that far from home, attending college in DC is such a different experience from growing up here. Because it’s my first year here, I was in your shoes not too long ago. I know that the process of selecting a school can be an easy or difficult one, so feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hopefully seeing you in the fall! Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: alr116@georgetown.edu

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Florida
Samuel Nelson Samuel Nelson
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Linguistics/Math
HOMETOWN: Cocoa Beach, FL
HIGH SCHOOL: Cocoa Beach High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Mask & Bauble, GREEN, GU Signs, DC Schools, Georgetown Stories

Samuel Nelson Hey, future Floridian Hoyas! My name is Sam Nelson, I'm from Cocoa Beach, and while I miss tanning on the beach, coming to Georgetown has been the best decision of my life! Despite being so far from home, I never feel homesick because there is so much to keep you busy, from attending rallies to going to concerts somewhere in the city. On campus, there are endless events to enjoy, especially at the beginning of the school year! I have gotten involved in the theater program here and will be a gnome in a fall production (exciting, right?!). Aside from that, I work for Georgetown Stories, which runs the "Stories" on Snapchat and Instagram. You may have seen me there or on the YouTube channel. I am always happy to share about life at Georgetown! I am studying Linguistics, hopefully with a double major in Mathematics. One of the great things about Georgetown is the flexibility, in the College especially, you have with your academic track. You are encouraged to explore and develop all of your interests. Please reach out if you have any questions about Georgetown, clubs, or just life! Hope to see you on the Hilltop soon!
E-mail: sjn38@georgetown.edu

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Georgia
Ashianna Jetha Ashianna Jetha
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Economics
HOMETOWN: Johns Creek, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Northview High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Resident Assistant, DC Schools Project, Delta Phi Epsilon, Rangila

Ashianna Jetha Hey, future Hoyas! I am Ashianna, and I am from Johns Creek, Georgia. I am a sophomore in the College majoring in Economics and double minoring in Computer Science and Chinese. I am so glad that you all have stumbled upon Georgetown. I know for me leaving the south was a pretty scary thought. I knew I would miss the southern hospitality, huge sports games, and the dependably amazing weather. I decided my senior year of high school to follow my dreams to come here, to the wonderful and breathtaking Georgetown University. I hope you all find Georgetown as unbelievable as I do with its vibrant and electric student body, esteemed and accomplished faculty, and its never ending plethora of clubs, activities, programs, and different opportunities that will ultimately help you find your home here on the Hilltop. For me I have gotten to have some amazing experiences like participating in Georgetown's annual South Asian dance showcase, Rangila; interning for hopefully future Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam; teaching local DC immigrants English through the DC Schools project; and more. Georgetown is such an amazing place and affords students the opportunity to do so much beyond the classroom. Every time I sit out on the Esplanade and do homework, walk down M Street, or get to stroll around our Nation's Capitol, I remember how truly blessed and fortunate I am to be here. If you have any questions or just want to find out more about the student experience at Georgetown, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
E-mail: aj654@georgetown.edu

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Hawaii
Lauren Yap Lauren Yap
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Neurobiology
HOMETOWN: Honolulu, HI
HIGH SCHOOL: Punahou School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Actively Moving Forward, Foundations of Biology I Teaching Assistant, Hawaii Club, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Volunteer, Pre-Medical Society

Lauren Yap Aloha, future Hawaii Hoyas! My name is Lauren, and I'm a student in the College majoring in Neurobiology. 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 has been more than I even imagined. I've enjoyed exploring the Georgetown neighborhood and National Mall, attending talks by influential speakers, 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 board member of Actively Moving Forward, which is a supportive community for college students who are going through the illness or death of a loved one. I also volunteer at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) and am a member of the Biology TA staff, Pre-Med Society, 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 any way I can. I hope you'll consider joining our Georgetown ohana. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ley3@georgetown.edu

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Idaho
Luke Lamey Luke Lamey
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Finance and International Business Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Boise, ID
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Kelly High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Innovo Consulting, GIVES, Knights of Columbus, GU Politics (Fly on the Wall Podcast and Special Ops), College Republicans

Luke Lamey Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Luke Lamey, and I'm a freshman in the McDonough School of Business, planning on double majoring in Finance and International Business and minoring in Economics. I've spent the last 18 years of my life growing up in Boise, Idaho, so needless to say D.C. is quite the change of scenery! I graduated from Bishop Kelly High School and was primarily involved with Cross-Country, Speech and Debate, and One Stone. Although the trips walking down by the Waterfront at Georgetown have been great, I still miss the great outdoors of Idaho! Back home I was an avid skier, mountain biker, loved just about any watersport you can think of, and I loved to get out on the rivers whenever I could! Despite my enduring love for Idaho, it would be an understatement to say that Georgetown has become a second home to me. In my time at the Hilltop, I have been exposed to the most diverse, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating community I’ve ever encountered. It never gets old to wake up and seeing the Washington Monument from my dorm window, attend the most interesting discussions with some of the biggest names in both politics and business, and simply walk out on the front lawn and looking up at Healy. I'm involved with Innovo Consulting (a student-led consulting firm for both local and national businesses), Knights of Columbus, GIVES (the random acts of kindness club on campus), College Republicans, and the GU Politics Fly on the Wall podcast. If there's one thing that never ceases to amaze me about Georgetown, it's that each and every day I find that I'm surrounded by people that push me far more than I ever thought possible to do and to be my best. I hope you choose to join us! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ldl36@georgetown.edu

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Illinois
Cynthia Karnezis Cynthia Karnezis
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: English
HOMETOWN: Glenview, IL
HIGH SCHOOL: Glenbrook South High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, The Hoya newspaper, Admitted Transfer Student Day, New Student Orientation, Prison Outreach, Best Buddies

Cynthia Karnezis Hi, Future Hoyas! My name is Cynthia Karnezis, and I hope to meet you all soon! I am a member of Georgetown College Class of 2019. I am pursuing an English major and minoring in Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies. I come to the Hilltop from Glenview, Illinois, which is a northern suburb of Chicago. I absolutely love Chicago, especially #summertimechi and all the amazing places the city has to offer. Nonetheless, I can say that without a doubt, I have found my home on the Hilltop. Leaving my home was difficult as I’ve lived in Illinois all my life, but I promise that moving to the East Coast isn’t so bad. Fair warning, you do have to convince a lot of people that New York pizza isn’t true pizza, so have your arguments ready to defend the magnificence that is deep dish. As a transfer student my sophomore year, I have grown incredibly since my arrival on the Hilltop. I honestly did not know what to expect coming to campus, but as time evolved, I crafted a path and surrounded myself with people that were right for me. This past summer, I served as Programming Vice-Chair for Admitted Transfer Student Day and as a transfer orientation advisor for New Student Orientation so that I could engage with my Hoya community and support newly admitted students in the same way that I was supported. By far, my favorite part about Georgetown are my fellow Hoyas. My peers and professors challenge and support me all the time. From every department, professors are so receptive to my questions and need for clarification; yet even more importantly, they have taken a personal interest in me. Everyday they truly embody Georgetown’s Jesuit value of Cura Personalis, or “care for the whole person”. I have no doubt that you will come to love the Hilltop! But, I understand that the college process can be scary at times as it definitely had its ups and downs for me. With that being said, please reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or if you just want to talk about life here! I would also be happy to connect you with a current student in your major, minor, club you are interested in, or anything else at all. Hoya Saxa! E-mail: cmk131@georgetown.edu

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Indiana
Mark Wilcox Mark Wilcox
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Chesterton, IN
HIGH SCHOOL: Chesterton High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, ASK Program, Model UN, College Democrats, ACLU, and the SFS Special Events Committee

Mark Wilcox Hello to all my prospective Hoosier Hoyas!! My name is Mark Wilcox, and I am a freshman in the SFS, where I plan to major in International Politics with a concentration in International Security. I have lived in Northwest Indiana my whole life (about an hour from Chicago and pretty cozy with Lake Michigan) and grew up in a family of nine. The idea of applying to college away from home, where I would leave my family and small community behind, was quite crazy to me. During my selection of college, I had decided that I needed a change and wanted to live in a big city. Although it was quite a big change in location, I have had absolutely no regrets about my decision. Georgetown and the greater DC area have provided me with fantastic opportunities to meet distinguished individuals and gain unique, hands-on learning. Many of your peers value these same benefits, and even though the idea of classmates strong ambition may be frightening, people here are super kind and encouraging towards each other. No matter what interests you have, there is a place for you here academically, socially, and spiritually. I personally have found new homes in some of my favorite clubs on campus: Model UN, the ASK Program, and College Democrats. Georgetown puts a great focus on taking care of the whole person (cura personalis). In my free time, I try to break the Georgetown bubble by exploring the monuments, going to local concerts, and trying new restaurants. If you have any questions, or want to make your first friend before you head to campus, just send me an email so that we can get in touch! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mw1116@georgetown.edu

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Iowa
Jack Romp Jack Romp
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Des Moines, IA
HIGH SCHOOL: Theodore Roosevelt High School and Central Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, North American Invitational Model United Nations, Ultimate Frisbee, 1634 Society, Georgetown ACLU, The Lecture Fund General Body

Jack Romp Hello, future Iowan Hoyas! My name is Jack Romp, and I will graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2021. I grew up in Des Moines, and I have to say that I have found a niceness among the community here that certainly rivals Iowa’s. Although I just started this fall, I have loved my experience on the Hilltop so far. From walking down to the National Mall for a frisbee tournament to getting to know the incredibly fascinating student body, my time here has only made me more excited for the next four years. Already I am looking forward to being a part of NAIMUN (the Model UN Conference Georgetown students put on for high school students), 1634 Society (a philanthropic club that works with alumni to raise Georgetown’s endowment and provide scholarships), Men’s Ultimate Frisbee (pretty self explanatory, but definitely a ton of fun), Georgetown ACLU (an activist club that promotes the message of the ACLU), and The Lecture Fund General Body (a club that has arranged lectures from people such as Barack Obama, Shaun King, John Mulaney, Rupi Kaur, and Edward Snowden). These are just a few of the hundreds of clubs available on campus, which provide an outlet to express both new and old interests. I would love to see more Iowans around Georgetown; it truly is a place that welcomes students of any and all interests, backgrounds, and perspectives. I am super excited to be a point of contact for you while you figure out the college application process and look forward to helping you out however I can. Please don’t hesitate to send over any questions about Georgetown or the application process!
E-mail: jwr63@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 sophomore 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 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, and I am glad that chose Georgetown. Please email me with any questions you may have!
E-mail: mm4274@georgetown.edu

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Kentucky
Anna Brake Anna Brake
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: History
HOMETOWN: Owensboro, KY
HIGH SCHOOL: Owensboro High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, After School Kids (ASK) Program, GU Politics Special Operations Team, GU Politics Digital Team, College Democrats, GU Votes, and Georgetown Women in Leadership.

Anna Brake Hey, Kentucky Hoyas! I am Anna Caroline, or AC as most of my friends call me, and I am a proud Hoya from the Bluegrass State. Even though DC and Georgetown are a big change from the commonwealth, I have made the Hilltop my home. I am a sophomore in the College studying History and Government hoping to someday get involved in public education. Since moving to DC, I have taken full advantage of living in a big, adventurous city and all it has to offer; exploring the city is one of my favorite activities, whether it’s trying a trendy neighborhood restaurant or a touristy museum. I also love going to concerts and movies and even now have a regular local theater, so it’s safe to say I have made the city my home and adapted to the hustle and bustle coming from the rural south. I was first attracted to Georgetown because of its central, political location but have quickly learned that we are a school for all learners and dreamers, even if their aspirations are not political. No matter your path or background, Georgetown has a community for you. Your story and perspective are important to our community, as we Hoyas learn from each other and grow together to lead the world. I am thankful everyday to be a member of this community, and I would love to share this love with all of you. If you need anything, feel free to reach out to talk all things Georgetown. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: acb289@georgetown.edu

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Louisiana
Sonali Mirpuri Sonali Mirpuri
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government/ History
HOMETOWN: Slidell, LA
HIGH SCHOOL: Northshore High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue & Gray, GU Politics, GUSA, Rangila, GPB, DCSP

Sonali Mirpuri Hello, future Louisiana Hoyas! My name is Sonali Mirpuri, and I'm a student in the College Class of 2020 majoring in Government and History. Born and raised in Slidell, I know that 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 make it unlike anywhere else. Having incredible professors and ambition-driven peers has made me think of Georgetown as my home on the Hilltop. Whether it be in terms of academic, social, or extracurricular aspects, Georgetown proves to be the place with the best professors, friends, and opportunities. I'm glad I chose 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, feel free to reach out!
E-mail: sm2993@georgetown.edu

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Maine
Hannah Mermin Hannah Mermin
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: French and History
HOMETOWN: Portland, ME
HIGH SCHOOL: Portland High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU Women’s Club Lacrosse, GU Journal of History, LEAP, GIVES

Hannah Mermin Hi, Mainers and hopefully future Hoyas! My name is Hannah Mermin, and I am a junior in the Class of 2019 from the beautiful Portland, Maine. I am a History and French double major in the College. I am spending this fall studying abroad with a GU program in Lyon, France, but I will be back in D.C. for the spring! At GU I have been able to continue my love for lacrosse by joining the Georgetown Women’s Club Lacrosse Team, as well as share my passion for music by joining LEAP — a club that organizes students to play music at the Georgetown hospital. I am also an editor for the Georgetown Journal of History which has proven to be a great opportunity to mix my favorite parts of academics and clubs. 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 ever my fellow students or professors aren’t making life wonderful enough, morning runs along the Potomac to the Lincoln usually 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 the metro to a new neighborhood, try a new restaurant, go to VA for a hike…the opportunities are endless, and the Georgetown community is full of people who are eager to explore the myriad of opportunities that exist in D.C.. 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 chat! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: hem51@georgetown.edu

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Maryland
Danielle Maduka Danielle Maduka
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Healthcare Management and Policy
HOMETOWN: Baltimore, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GERMS, African Society of Georgetown, Provost's Committee for Diversity, Georgetown's Cawley Career Center, Arrupe Hall Council

Danielle Maduka What’s up, future Maryland Hoyas?! My name is Danielle Maduka, and I am a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. After changing my mind more than the weather in Maryland can ever change in a week, I am thrilled to be officially studying Healthcare Management and Policy! I might joke a little too often about how home for me is literally “down the street” (about 50 miles away, so, not quite down the street), the move to Georgetown from Baltimore really was monumental. After attending Hoya Saxa Weekend and GAAP Weekend, there were no more “gaps” in my hesitations! I couldn’t say no to an opportunity that would allow me to explore new verses in my creed of life! From getting specially reserved front row seats to see Hillary Clinton and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to performing at the Kennedy Center with Gladys Knight, my Georgetown experience has been pretty exciting to say the very least! Georgetown has not only challenged me academically, but it has also encouraged me to seek out the spirit of Magis and explore more, to do more to allow myself to grow in all dimensions as a way to benefit the Georgetown community and society as a whole. I have developed greater passions and paved new paths for myself, and I am incredibly optimistic to see what the remainder of my time at Georgetown has in store for me! Outside of the classroom, I occasionally save lives. I’m an EMT for the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS), and I also stay true to my roots through working with the African Society of Georgetown and the Provost’s Committee for Diversity.
E-mail: dnm36@georgetown.edu

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Rachel Post Rachel Post
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: American Studies and Government
HOMETOWN: Olney, MD
HIGH SCHOOL: Sherwood High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, DPE Professional Foreign Service Sorority, Jewish Student Association, 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 double majoring in Government and American Studies. Although the distance from my hometown of Olney, Maryland to Georgetown is fairly small, my experiences here on campus 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 its 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, having the opportunity to hear incredible speakers in Gaston Hall, exploring new restaurants in D.C., 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 exceptional. I’ve taken some really interesting, thought-provoking classes and gotten to know many of my wonderful professors on a personal level. Aside from academics, I‘m involved in Project Lighthouse, which is a Georgetown peer-support online chat service, and the Jewish Student Association. I’m also a member of DPE, which is a professional foreign service sorority. Georgetown provides a wide array of student organizations so that everyone is able to find a 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! I look forward to hearing from you, and Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: rtp28@georgetown.edu

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Massachusetts
Brian Yoffe Brian Yoffe
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Newton, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Newton South High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Hoya, Host at The Tombs, Georgetown Pre-Law Society

Brian Yoffe Hi, prospective Massachusetts Hoyas! My name is Brian Yoffe, and I’m a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business. I knew I wanted to go to Georgetown from my freshman year of high school, when I visited my brother on the Hilltop. I walked through the front gates, saw students playing frisbee in front of Healy Hall, and immediately knew this was a place I could call home. Just a couple miles from downtown D.C., Georgetown gives me the traditional campus feel along with easy-access to the city life I grew up with in Boston. On days I don’t feel like venturing too far off campus, I head down to M Street and grab Chipotle and a Baked and Wired cupcake with friends. Even with all of this to offer right off campus, I’m reluctant to leave life on the Hilltop for more than a few hours! There’s always exciting events to go to, from guest speakers like Edward Snowden and Joe Biden to Hoya soccer games, and meaningful clubs and organizations to join. I’ve loved contributing to the business section of The Hoya and seeing Georgetown students and alumni while I work at The Tombs. I can call each of these experiences a defining feature of my time at Georgetown so far and have made close friendships through all of them. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus and Hoyas always find their place among them. Now, you may be wondering, do I go to class at all? And the answer is yes! My classes on the Hilltop have all been extremely rewarding and engaged me more than I could ever imagine. My professors have all loved and been passionate about what they teach, not to mention super qualified in their fields. If you have any more questions about life at Georgetown, please feel free to contact me! I hope to see you all on the Hilltop. Go Pats, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bry2@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: GAAP, U.S. Senate Intern, GU Votes, Institute of Politics and Public Service, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Andrew Straky Hey, future Michigan Hoyas! My name is Andrew Straky, and I’m a sophomore in the College majoring in Government. I knew Georgetown was the perfect choice from the moment I arrived on campus, and my time on the Hilltop has been better than I ever could have imagined. 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. This semester, I am an intern in the Office of U.S. Senator Gary C. Peters (a Michigander!), the co-president of GU Votes (a student-led organization dedicated to improving the voting culture on campus), an operations assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and am involved with the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics). 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. I've found amazing friends here, and the memories we've already made (from late night walks to the monuments to studying for finals at the Library of Congress) will surely last a lifetime. Please feel free to reach out 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
Kitra Katz Kitra Katz
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, MN
HIGH SCHOOL: Minnehaha Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Rangila, Nomadic Theater, Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition (No Labels Georgetown), Stride For College, The Anthem

Kitra Katz Hello to my fellow Minnesotans! I'm Kitra Katz, a Minneapolitan in the College class of 2020. Although my major is still undeclared, I love exploring all the different academic routes Georgetown offers. When I'm not in class, I love eating out on M Street, doing my homework on the (super sunny!) front lawn, and petting any and all dogs I can find on the Hilltop. Though I was sad to leave the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, Georgetown has become my home away from home. The community you'll find here is second to none, even compared to the Minnesota Nice crowd! As a Hoya I've made friends with classmates from around the world and even with my professors. Everywhere you turn there's someone new to meet, something new to learn, and, in the great District of Columbia, some place new to see. I can't wait to talk with you, answer questions, and tell you more about why I love Georgetown. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kmk288@georgetown.edu

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Mississippi
Victoria Sheffield Victoria Sheffield
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Fulton, MS
HIGH SCHOOL: Itawamba Agricultural High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Concert Choir, Chi Alpha, HOME, HOT, and Jumpstart

Victoria Sheffield Hello, future Hoyas! I am Victoria Sheffield, and I am Class of 2020 in the College, studying Psychology and hoping to minor in Education. I was born and raised in a small town in Mississippi (Hail State!) so coming to the big city that is D.C. from such a rural area was a little terrifying. However, it was the best decision I ever made. I fell in love with Georgetown as soon as I stepped onto campus during my GAAP weekend, and that love has yet to fade. Being on the Hilltop, I have grown exponentially as a person. I’ve discovered interests I never thought I would have, I’ve made friends with people I never thought I would relate to, and, most importantly, I have learned that I am capable of a lot more than I thought. At Georgetown, I am involved in Chi Alpha Protestant Student Ministries, concert choir, Jumpstart, and a couple other programs through the Center for Social Justice. So if you have any questions about those programs (or about anything in general), I’m just an email away! I cannot wait to meet y’all at your GAAP weekends! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: vds25@georgetown.edu

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Missouri
Sophia Mauro Sophia Mauro
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Regional Studies: Middle East
HOMETOWN: Kansas City, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Barstow School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU Politics, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, GU Women in Leadership, GUSA Federal & DC Relations Committee, GUSA Communications Committee

Sophia Mauro Hi future Missouri Hoyas! I am from the *Missouri* side of Kansas City. I’m Sophia Mauro, a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. Just a look at my fall semester schedule of Intensive Turkish and Middle East history from the 7th to the 15th centuries, among other classes, might clue you in that I plan to major in Regional Studies with a focus on the Middle East. This past summer, I stayed in D.C. and interned at the Middle East Institute downtown while commuting from the Georgetown neighborhood each day and seeing my friends in town for the summer each night, yet another advantage of living and studying in one of the most vibrant and opportunity-filled cities in the country. Georgetown was the perfect choice for me, given my interest in international affairs and my commitment to a global education. One Monday, I took a solo trip to the National Archives and the National History Museum. On weekends, you can find me at the monuments, studying in a coffee shop in Alexandria, Virginia, or enjoying the solitude and nature of Roosevelt Island. While on campus, I take part in the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) as a member of a small committee focused on issues that go beyond Georgetown but affect its students, whether on the local or federal levels. This semester, for example, I am planning a refugee simulation event for the Georgetown community. I am also a passionate graphic designer and try to volunteer for designing opportunities whenever they come up, whether it’s coming up with a new logo for a literary and art magazine or making a flyer for a GUSA event. I’m always here to answer any questions you may have and look forward to meeting you! Hoya Saxa and (Cardinals fans ignore this) go Royals!
E-mail: sgm54@georgetown.edu

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Montana
Holly Hileman Holly Hileman
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Business / Marketing
HOMETOWN: Whitefish, MT
HIGH SCHOOL: Whitefish High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, HoyaBlue, GIVES, International Relations Club

Holly Hileman Hello, fellow Montanans and prospective Hoyas! My name is Holly Hileman, and I'm part of Georgetown's Class of 2021! I'm in the McDonough School of Business and planning on majoring in International Business and Marketing. While my hometown will always be gorgeous little Whitefish, I can honestly say that just in my short time being here, Georgetown already feels like home. Moving across the country was a big decision, but I have loved every minute of it! Here on the Hilltop, you will take classes with some of the best professors in the world, making challenging classes engaging and (dare I say) fun! Outside of the academic world, there is a club for anything you can think of, from a wide range of sports to Greek life to the arts, there's something for everyone. One major draw for me was that there is always something to do! The location couldn't be better, with great sightseeing, restaurants, concerts, and shopping just minutes away. Even with all that goes on surrounding Georgetown, the neighborhood itself is a peaceful, residential area that is more familiar to me, being from a small town. There are also things happening on campus all the time, including basketball and football games, the farmer's market, social events, and world-renowned guest speakers, to name a few. The students here are some of the most intelligent, creative, and kind people I've ever met, and I have definitely made some lifelong friends. Georgetown is full of incredible experiences, and choosing to attend was the best decision of my life. I encourage you all to apply, and if you want to hear more about my experience so far or have any questions/comments/concerns whatsoever, feel free to reach me anytime!
E-mail: hah57@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: GAAP, Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund, Georgetown University Real Estate Club, Georgetown Collegiate Investors

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 planning to major in Finance and 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 President 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 to campus. 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, and I’ve definitely found that here. 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 free to email me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: pcl29@georgetown.edu

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NEVADA
Sean Berman Sean Berman
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Henderson, NV
HIGH SCHOOL: Green Valley High School
ACTIVITIES: Jazz Ensemble, Club Ultimate Frisbee, Jewish Student Association

Sean Berman Hi, Nevadan Hoyas! My name is Sean Berman, and I am an International Politics major in the School of Foreign Service. Even though "home means Nevada to me," I have come to see the Hilltop as my second place to call home. No one ever should expect the transition to college to be smooth sailing 100% of the time, and I hope that I can provide any advice, guidance, and friendship to make your jump across the country to Georgetown as easy and enjoyable as possible. I can always be a resource for you! My choice to come to DC has undoubtedly been the greatest decision of my life, as I have used the history and culture of the city to learn more about the world around me. There's no shortage of cheap options (free museums!!) and delicious food (Wisey's for every meal??). In classes, Georgetown has given me new passions that I never even knew I had, thanks to core classes like The Problem of God and the language proficiency requirement in the SFS. With every semester, you will see your views change and adapt in real time because the professors and students are so uniquely passionate about what happens in the classroom. On campus, I play saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble, and I am also a member of the Club Ultimate Frisbee team! If you have any questions about music life or club sports on campus, I can be a great resource. Having served on the board of the Jewish Student Association, I can also provide the inside scoop on religious life on campus as well! Overall, coming to Georgetown has opened my world to new opportunities to grow academically and personally. I will never regret my decision to become a Hoya! Like I said, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns about anything Georgetown-related or otherwise! Welcome to the Hilltop!
E-mail: sb1414@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, GERMS, Blue and Gray Tour Guides, Student Worker at the OUA, GUMB, Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Meghan Kissinger Hello to all prospective New Hampshire applicants! My name is Meghan Kissinger, and I am a current junior 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 of living in DC. 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. On campus, I am the Recruitment Coordinator for our tour guide society, Blue and Gray. I work part time for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Additionally, I am a volunteer EMT with Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service. I also take part in Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. 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. 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
Anshul Agrawal Anshul Agrawal
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: English and Government
HOMETOWN: Freehold, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Biotechnology High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Georgetown Writing Center, GU Jawani, Georgetown Rangila

Anshul Agrawal Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Anshul Agrawal, and I am a sophomore in the College double majoring in Government and Economics. I'm from a town called Freehold in New Jersey (aka the greatest state in the country). GAAP played a major role in my decision to come to Georgetown, and I hope it can play the same role for you! Apart from GAAP, I tutor at the Writing Center, dance for the bhangra team GU Jawani, and choreograph for the South Asian cultural showcase Georgetown Rangila. I am also involved with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA), having been a participant in the pre-orientation program YLEAD as well as a board member of the Student of Color Alliance (SOCA). One of my favorite things about Georgetown is how you can enjoy the campus experience, the college town experience, and the city experience all in one! When I'm not living it up on campus with my friends or eating at any of the amazing restaurants in the Georgetown neighborhood, I love biking around D.C. to explore new areas. Coming to Georgetown was one of the best decisions of my life. The people that I've met here and the experiences that I've had have been nothing short of incredible. I hope that you can find home here the same way I have. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Georgetown or college in general, or if you just want to chat! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: asa125@georgetown.edu

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Tara Mathias-Prabhu Tara Mathias-Prabhu
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Global Health
HOMETOWN: Berkeley Heights, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Governor Livingston High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Radio, Georgetown After School Kids Program, Young Diplomats, Pre-Med Society

Tara Mathias-Prabhu Hello prospective NJ Hoyas! My name is Tara Mathias-Prabhu and I’m from the small town of Berkeley Heights, in Union County! When I was applying to schools, I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and fearful that I wouldn’t end up at the right place. The most important part of a school to me was the people. I was looking for students who were passionate and for faculty who genuinely cared. And you might think that that exists at every school, but I think that the type of passion people have here is unique to Georgetown. After spending my first year here as a Global Health Major in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, I can honestly say that Hoyas truly love what they do and that they truly want to make a difference. As a mentor for the Georgetown After School Kids program, I work with local DC adjudicated youth, and as a tutor for Young Diplomats, I teach elementary school kids a little bit of a foreign language each week. There are so many opportunities to engage with the DC community and to find what you love. When I came to Georgetown, I never thought I’d spend my freshman year on the rock climbing team or that I’d have a radio show on Georgetown Radio as a sophomore. Georgetown never fails to surprise me with opportunities I didn’t even know I wanted. I hope that you’ll choose to make Georgetown your home away from home and that you, too, will discover all the exciting opportunities that await you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!
E-mail: tm1256@georgetown.edu

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New Mexico
Lucy Stebbins Lucy Stebbins
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, NM
HIGH SCHOOL: Albuquerque High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Women's Club Soccer, Green environmental club, GWOW, Sustainable Oceans Alliance

Lucy Stebbins Hey, Future Hoyas! My name is Lucy Stebbins, and I'm a sophomore in the college majoring in Government with a minor in Environmental Studies. I'm from Albuquerque and would love to see more fellow New Mexicans out here in DC! Georgetown is super far from home, but, as cliche as it sounds, it is so easy to make a home on the Hilltop. My pride for New Mexico only grows as a Hoya, and I would love another friend to eat red chile with (not green). DC has so many opportunities and is just a great city to spend time in. I love being here and would love to share more about it with you, so don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions! Hope to see you on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lbs63@georgetown.edu

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New York
Sarah Hirshorn Sarah Hirshorn
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government and Justice and Peace Studies
HOMETOWN: New York, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: The Fieldston School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUSA Sexual Assault and Student Safety Team, College Peer Advisor, I Am Ready Facilitator, GU Eating Society, Spoon University Marketing Team

Sarah Hirshorn Hi, future New York Hoyas! My name is Sarah Hirshorn, and I am part of the Class of 2020 majoring in Government and Justice and Peace Studies. I am a New York City girl through and through, meaning I don't have my driver’s license and am a harsh pizza critic. I fell in love with Georgetown once I stepped foot on the Hilltop and knew that I had found my future home amongst some of the most inspiring, intellectually curious and bright people that I have ever had the honor of meeting. The thing that makes me love Georgetown the most is the community: the kindness that radiates from each person you encounter is incomparable, and the genuine care that all of the faculty and staff demonstrate for every student is unique. Having the chance to hear Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton speak within my freshman year was something that I think very few college students can say! As a city girl, having access to a city rich in museums, delicious food and other events was something that was crucial to me when choosing colleges, and DC has got it all going on! The groups that I am involved with on campus also testify to the diverse range of interests that students have: I am part of GUSA's Sexual Assault and Student Safety Team, as well as the GU Eating Society, The ability to engage with my peers in intense and thought-provoking conversation in one hour, and then laughing about something completely random in the next. I have so loved my time at Georgetown thus far and can't wait to introduce prospective students to what makes our campus and university so incredible! HOYA SAXA!

E-mail: syh31@georgetown.edu

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Thomas Elbert Thomas Elbert
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Franklin Square, NY
HIGH SCHOOL: Valley Stream North High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Pep Band

Thomas Elbert What’s up, future Hoyas? My name is Thomas Elbert, and I am from Franklin Square, New York, a small suburb thirty minutes outside of New York City on Long Island. I’m a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in International Politics in the School of Foreign Service (SFS). I instantly fell in love with Georgetown the second I laid my eyes on the iconic, breathtaking campus and immediately knew this was where I wanted to be. The genuine community and warm, open professors and students erased all the doubts and nervousness I had. There are countless ways at Georgetown to get involved in clubs, activities, sports and the arts, as well as in Washington D.C. itself. Georgetown’s location along the banks of the Potomac provides students with endless possibilities to break the “Georgetown Bubble” through volunteer work, internships or walking down M Street and past the monuments. In addition to working with the GAAP team, I play the trombone in our Pep Band, play for our Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team and have been a mentor for our Center for Social Justice’s program, DC Reads. From the passionate conversations with other students and professors, to the palpable school spirit, to the incredible opportunities DC life has to offer, or to just walking through our beautiful campus, the decision to become a Hoya is one of the best I’ve ever made. If you have any questions or concerns or are wondering if Georgetown would be a good fit for you, please reach out to me. I look forward to getting to know you all, and I can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!

E-mail: tke10@georgetown.edu

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NORTH CAROLINA
Will Gramig Will Gramig
Georgetown College
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Spanish and Business Coursework
HOMETOWN: Greensboro, NC
HIGH SCHOOL: Greensboro Day School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, U.S. House of Representatives Intern, Spanish Club, Honor Council, D.C. Schools

Will Gramig Dear all future North Carolinian Hoyas! My name is Will Gramig, and I am a sophomore in Georgetown College majoring in Spanish and Business Coursework with a concentration in International Political Economy. While I was born in the great neighboring state of Tennessee, I was raised in North Carolina and am proud to call it my home. As a fellow North Carolinian, I am delighted that you are considering Georgetown University in your college search process. Two years ago, when I started looking for my home for the next four years, I knew I wanted to broaden 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 endeavored to find an institution that could amalgamate these interests. I enjoy every part of the academic culture, diversity, passions, and opportunities that Georgetown has afforded me. I have further enriched my passions at Georgetown and in the Washington D.C. area by serving as an intern on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives, participating in Spanish Club, Honor Council, and D.C. Schools, an organization that promotes English language acquisition, and so many more organizations. I can earnestly guarantee that you will never be at a loss for finding worthwhile activities during your time on the Hilltop. Whatever your interests, passions, or beliefs are, I can guarantee that there are plenty of like-minded Hoyas waiting to greet you! Home is truly on the Hilltop, and I hope that you make your way here like I did. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can ever be of assistance! I look forward to greeting you in the fall. Until then, 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 Politics
HOMETOWN: Loveland, OH
HIGH SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Hoya, DC Reads, Learning Enterprises

Olivia Callis Hi, fellow Ohioans! My name is Olivia, and I am a member of the Class of 2020. I am currently studying International Politics 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 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 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 some of my interests. 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 The Hoya, our main on-campus publication, and GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program). 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
Taylor Boylan Taylor Boylan
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Finance and Accounting
HOMETOWN: Tulsa, OK
HIGH SCHOOL: Booker T. Washington High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU Public Real Estate Fund, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, MoneyThink, GIVES, McDonough Women

Taylor Boylan Hi, Okies, my name is Taylor Boylan, and I am a sophomore from Tulsa. I am in the McDonough School of Business pursuing a double major in Finance and Accounting. After spending some time at Georgetown, I was very surprised by how few people could locate Oklahoma on a map, but those are the people from whom I have learned so much because of their different experiences. Coming from a small state, it’s incredibly exciting meeting international students and people from all across the country. The East Coast pace is a bit faster than Oklahoma’s, but I’ve loved my experience on the Hilltop. As a transfer student, I hit the ground running and tried to get very involved on campus. I’m involved in the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund (GUPREF), Georgetown Collegiate Investors (GCI), Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP), a financial literacy tutoring group called MoneyThink, and GIVES, a random acts of kindness club. Additionally, I was recently elected president of McDonough Women (MW), a cohort of undergraduate women in the business school. There are so many ways to get involved on campus (and so many acronyms to learn). I’ve made many friends from my involvement in these activities, but some of my closest friends are from classes and my study groups. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I love talking about the Hilltop and am proud to represent Oklahoma at Georgetown. HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: tab131@georgetown.edu

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Oregon
Ben Richmond Ben Richmond
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
HIGH SCHOOL: Riverdale High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, College Democrats, NAIMUN, Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition, Institute of Politics special ops (logistics)

Ben Richmond Hi, prospective Hoyas from Oregon. I'm Ben Richmond, and I’m a freshman in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS). I can provide a firsthand account on what the first year of college will be like here! I am majoring in International Politics, but am also passionate about history and U.S. politics. I call Portland home but love all of the history in DC. Oregon is different from DC, but I'm here to help you navigate from the Pacific Northwest to Northwest DC. My favorite part about Georgetown is how many cool speakers come and talk here. In my first month, I have heard former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Major General Wilson Shofner, Ronna McDaniel (the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee), Oregon congresswoman Representative Susan Bonamici, and many others. I have also been to a capella performances and plays put on by some of Georgetown's numerous performing arts groups. The professors are always accessible during office hours and larger classes have very helpful TAs. I love being surrounded with smart, informed, and passionate peers and have learned a lot about the world from their experiences. There are plenty of activities to get involved in, including (but not limited to) community service organizations, campus publications, cultural clubs, club and intramural sports teams, student operated businesses, and a club that grills delicious burgers on Fridays at lunch. I love politics and global affairs, and I have met people who share these interests through clubs. I am on the research team for College Democrats and am staffing the world's largest high school Model UN conference with NAIMUN. It can be nerve-racking moving across the country for school, but I don't regret choosing Georgetown. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about life as a student at Georgetown.
E-mail: bar90@georgetown.edu

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Pennsylvania
Mark Tremoglie Mark Tremoglie
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Finance & OPIM
HOMETOWN: Glenmoore, PA
HIGH SCHOOL: Dowingtown West High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, RA in the Office of Residential Living, The Hoya, GIVES

Mark Tremoglie Hi to all the future Pennsylvania Hoyas! My name is Mark, and I'm a junior in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown majoring in Finance and Operations & Information Management with a minor in Government. 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 my 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 the Personnel Manager for The Hoya, Georgetown’s student newspaper. 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 into 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: GAAP, DC Reads, GIVES, Globemed, undergraduate research assistant, One Tent Health

Gabriel Santos My name is Gabriel Santos, and I'm a junior 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 Capital One Arena, 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 and Hillary Clinton. All of these experiences have been amazing, but my favorite part of Georgetown is the people. 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. This past summer I was able to do public health research abroad in Chile, and I am currently involved in an organization called One Tent Health which offers free HIV screening around DC. I am very grateful for my time here and have loved 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 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, Cornerstone Initiative, GUGS, Hoya Blue, Georgetown Stories, NSO

Maggie Chaquette Hey future Rhode Island Hoyas! My name is Maggie and I am a senior 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: GAAP, Varsity Sailing

William Wu Hello, future Hoyas! As former 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 sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics. I enjoy running, golfing, reading, chilling with friends, and watching football. On campus, I am currently involved with the Varsity Sailing team, the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund, and the Georgetown University Student Association. 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. It even sometimes has elements of home; you will be surprised by how many students here are secretly Tigers or Gamecocks fans and how many are obsessed with Chick-fil-A 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 a lifelong journey. 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
Olivia Torbert Olivia Torbert
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Sioux Falls, SD
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GREEN Club, Adviser to Hall Council, Georgetown Development Initiative, Georgetown Bi-partisan Coalition, International Relations Club, Outdoor Education, Friends of the SFS ambassador

Olivia Torbert Hey, South Dakota! My name is Olivia Torbert, and I am a member of the School of Foreign Service Class of 2020. I am majoring in International Politics, concentrating in Foreign Policy and Policy Processes, and seeking a certificate in International Development. While moving from South Dakota to Washington, D.C. is a huge lifestyle change (The metro? Ubers?? Traffic???), it is the greatest move I could have made. Georgetown is a school, a community, and a home. From my Portuguese and Spanish classes to my Political and Economic Development class, the Hilltop has offered me a means to explore my academic passions, surrounded by others who are just as eager to learn. Georgetown as a whole is a tightly knit community; professors and classmates alike are constantly stopping me to chat wherever I go. I've created smaller communities yet through my involvement on campus as a an Executive Board Member of GREEN Club, a Residential Assistant in New South Freshman Hall, Hall Council Adviser, and through my involvement in the Bipartisan Coalition and Georgetown Development Initiative. No matter what your passions and interests are, you'll be able to find a community for yourself here at Georgetown. This place has truly become my home, and I hope to share it with you soon. If you have any questions, please please please reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: odt3@georgetown.edu

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Tennessee
Jake Lyons Jake Lyons
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Hampton, TN
HIGH SCHOOL: Hampton High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown University College Republicans, GU Politics, International Relations Club, Hoya Blue

Jake Lyons Hey there, Tennesseans, my name is Jake Lyons, and I am sophomore originally from the rural Appalachian town of Hampton. I am in the College majoring in Government with a focus in International Relations and minoring in Sociology. Georgetown certainly is a change of pace from rural Tennessee, but I absolutely love it here! The opportunities living and studying here on the Hilltop and in DC are unparalleled. I feel blessed to call this place home, even if they don’t have real sweet tea up here. I am involved in a few different clubs and organizations here on campus: I am Vice President of the Georgetown University College Republicans, on the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Student Advisory Board, and a member of Hoya Blue, International Relations Club (IRC), and GAAP. I also work as a student assistant at the McCourt School of Public Policy and in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. There are many groups on campus to get involved with and meet other likeminded Hoyas, no matter what you’re interested in. If you have any questions (whether it be on academic, club, or social life, or just making the transition to the Hilltop) please reach out to me at any time! I look forward to representing the Volunteer state with y’all here at Georgetown University. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jnl41@georgetown.edu

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Texas
Corina Lobo Corina Lobo
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Business Political Economy, Finance
HOMETOWN: San Antonio, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Young Women's Leadership Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, ABP Fundraising Co-Chair, Unsung Heroes Director of Finance, GSP Mentor

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 in the McDonough School of Business (MSB) and planning to major in International Business with a concentration in Political Economy and Finance with a minor in Government. Moving to DC from Texas was definitely challenging, as I had to leave behind my 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 any way 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 visiting 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 with the Georgetown community through serving as a Mentee for the Georgetown Scholarship Program, Co-Chair for Fundraising with the Alternative Breaks Program, and the Director of Finance for Unsung Heros. Georgetown is truly an incredible University, and I am more than happy to address 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 junior 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 every day through the GU Office of Sustainability. Like most high school seniors, I found choosing which college to attend was a big choice. 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. 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
Sally Matson Sally Matson
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Math and Computer Science
HOMETOWN: Burlington, VT
HIGH SCHOOL: Burlington High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, the Corp (IT), Pep Band

Sally Matson Hi, fellow Vermonters!! My name is Sally, and I’m originally from Burlington, VT. I’m a sophomore in the College planning to double major in Math and Computer Science. On campus, you can usually find me holed up in the Corp IT office, working on creating and maintaining the websites for the Corp, or playing my clarinet somewhere with the pep band. I chose Georgetown for a number of reasons, but the biggest one being my impression that Georgetown students were both very focused on academics and also very involved/invested in their extra-curricular activities as well. I’ve found this to be true, and I love it – while I take my classes very seriously, I also have time to devote myself to other things in a very meaningful way. Georgetown may be far from Vermont (and admittedly there’s a sad lack of hiking & creemees) – but I’ve found that it’s ALMOST as great a place to live. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, big or small. I’m always excited to talk to fellow Vermonters. Hoya Saxa, and welcome to Georgetown!!
E-mail: sam439@georgetown.edu

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Virginia
Minji Doh Minji Doh
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: International Politics (with Certificate in International Law, Ethics, and Institutions)
HOMETOWN: Yorktown, VA
HIGH SCHOOL: York High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUSA (election commission), SFS academic council (centennial committee), International Relations Club, Korean Student Association, Rangila

Minji Doh Hey, fellow Virginians and prospective Hoyas! My name is Minji Doh, and I’m from Yorktown, Virginia, which is about 2-3 hours away from campus. I’m in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2019 majoring in International Politics with (hopefully) a certificate in Asian Studies. At Georgetown, I am the chair of the Election Commission of Georgetown University Student Association, overseeing all the senate and presidential elections, and I’m also involved in SFS Academic Council, International Relations Club, and Korean Student Association. I also participate in Rangila, which is a South Asian dance showcase, which is a lot of fun (10/10 recommend). Georgetown is amazing not only because of its location in the capital of the United States but also because of its academics, professors, and community. I still remember the first time I stepped on the campus for my tour in my senior year of high school, already knowing this was going to be the place where I’m going to spend my next 4 years. Almost 3 years later, I do not regret that decision at all. I live in an apartment style-dorm this year, and my housemates definitely make Georgetown feel even more like a home. It could be your home, too, so 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! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: md1357@georgetown.edu

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Aidan Gallagher Aidan Gallagher
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Fairfax Station, VA
HIGH SCHOOL: Gonzaga College High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, 1634 Society, Georgetown Program Board (GPB), Georgetown Democrats (GUCD), International Relations Club (IRC)

Aidan Gallagher Hey there, Virginians and future Hoyas! My name is Aidan Gallagher, and I am a member of the School of Foreign Service (SFS) Class of 2021 majoring in International Politics. I am from Fairfax Station, Virginia. I first realized Georgetown was the place for me at my own GAAP weekend last April. Having come to the end of a long college search, I arrived on campus that day and was welcomed to the Hilltop by an enthusiastic and inviting Georgetown community. Georgetown’s sterling academic reputation is reflected in its faculty, who are intelligent and resourceful but also care for each and every one of their students. Georgetown’s location in DC offers a whole host of fun and exciting opportunities: whether it’s strolling down a bustling M Street, making a late-night trip to the Mall for some sightseeing, catching a glimpse of the presidential motorcade downtown, trick-or-treating on Embassy Row, or heading over to the Capital One Arena to catch a basketball game, DC has limitless opportunities for Hoyas to take advantage of. I am a part of 1634 Society and the Georgetown Program Board (GPB). 1634 Society is a club at Georgetown that connects current undergraduate students with alumni and works to help grow Georgetown’s endowment. On GPB, I serve as a member on the special events committee, which organizes events year-round for Georgetown students. I am also a member of the Georgetown University College Democrats (GUCD) and the International Relations Club (IRC). Both clubs take advantage of Georgetown’s close proximity to Capitol Hill, allowing Georgetown students to get involved in the political process early. These are just a few of the amazing opportunities Georgetown has to offer. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the application process, academics, student life, or anything else. I look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: apg48@georgetown.edu

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Washington
Mallory Price Mallory Price
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Tacoma, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: Bellarmine Preparatory School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Running Club, GU College Republicans, Smart Woman Securities, Yates Field House staff

Mallory Price Hello to my fellow (other!) Washington Hoyas! My name is Mallory Price, and I’m a freshman in the College from Tacoma, Washington. Whether you’ve always wanted to attend a far-away university or you’re just now beginning to consider expanding your horizons beyond the West Coast, I can assure you that Georgetown will offer you an incredible experience full of growth. Prior to my GAAP weekend, I was hesitant about moving thousands of miles away. But Georgetown’s sense of community, beautiful campus, and unparalleled opportunities helped me fall in love with the Hilltop--since then, I haven’t looked back! So far on campus, I am involved with Running Club, GU College Republicans, Smart Woman Securities, and Yates Field House staff. In the College, I am currently undeclared, as Georgetown offers lots of flexibility in terms of intellectual options. College by no means is easy, but Georgetown has given me a sense of purpose that makes each challenge rewarding. Whether I’m waking up early for a run to the National Mall, listening to a well-known speaker on campus, or simply up late studying with my roommate, I know that I’ve truly found my home on the Hilltop. Among its Jesuit values, diversity of thought, and spirited community, Georgetown has something to suit everyone. While I hold my home state close to my heart, choosing Georgetown and all of its growth has been one of the best decisions of my life. I’m so excited that you’re considering Georgetown and would be thrilled to answer any questions you might have. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mjp306@georgetown.edu

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WEST VIRGINIA
Erika Kissel Erika Kissel
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: Pineville, WV
HIGH SCHOOL: Wyoming East High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Relay for Life, GU Ballroom Dance Team, Hoya Blue, GUFS

Erika Kissel Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Erika Kissel, and I am a freshman in the McDonough School of Business intending to major in International Business with a minor in German. While the “Hilltop” definitely doesn’t compare to height of the Mountain Mama’s rolling mountains, I have found myself referring to Georgetown as home mere weeks since move-in! On the Hilltop, I am involved in Relay for Life, the Ballroom Dance Team, Hoya Blue, and GUFS (Georgetown University Financial Society). In addition to a diverse and plentiful amount of clubs, Georgetown’s location in DC provides not only an innumerable amount of recreational opportunities, from visiting monuments to going to concerts, but also unique educational experiences. For example, the Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel spoke to my first-year seminar, a class with only 20 people. While Georgetown’s amazing location and world-class education obviously draw students to attend this university, the people here truly make your time here an incomparable college experience. From professors who genuinely care about you as an individual to the kind, intelligent, and welcoming students who will soon become your closest friends, the Hilltop truly becomes your new home. Since beginning my time here at Georgetown, I know without a doubt that this is where I am meant to be, and I would love nothing more than to share my love for this school with you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa, and Montani Semper Liberi!
E-mail: emk109@georgetown.edu

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Wisconsin
Jonas Demuri-Siliunas Jonas Demuri-Siliunas
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2018
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, WI
HIGH SCHOOL: Brookfield East High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Hilltop Consultants, Blue & Gray Tour Guides, IRC (Model UN), Beeck Center, NSO

Jonas Demuri-Siliunas Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Jonas DeMuri-Siliunas, and I’m a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics. I was born and raised in Wisconsin but am happy to now call Georgetown my home! After a stressful college application process, I fell in love with Georgetown (and DC) at GAAP weekend during the spring of my senior year of high school! Since then, I’ve been constantly impressed by the drive and passion of my professors and classmates alike. I’m involved in a variety of activities on campus including Hilltop Consultants (an undergraduate non-profit consulting organization), Blue & Gray Tour Guides, and the Georgetown Model UN team. No matter what your interests are, I'm sure you will be able to find activities that inspire you at Georgetown! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about the application process, life at Georgetown, or anything else. Hoya Saxa, and Go Pack Go!
E-mail: jgd44@georgetown.edu

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Wyoming
Caroline Berner Caroline Berner
The Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Jackson, WY
HIGH SCHOOL: Jackson Hole Community School
ACTIVITIES: GUSA, GAAP, Club Swimming

Caroline Berner Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Caroline and I am from Jackson, Wyoming! I am currently undeclared in the College, Class of 2021. I was born and raised in Chicago, but when my family moved to Jackson my freshman year, it became my home! Now, I am lucky enough to be able to have a third home here on the Hilltop. I was nervous when I decided to go to Georgetown because I worried that I would be too far and that the city would be too different; however, when I got here, these worries were put to rest quickly! Georgetown feels like the small community we are all used to, and the city is easily navigable. I joined GUSA (essentially student government), Club Swimming, and a club that allows me to tutor middle schoolers nearby. These are all such different activities, and they don’t even scrape the surface of the choices you have here! I would love to talk to you about your concerns, interests, the application process, general life here, or anything else. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cpb70@georgetown.edu

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Transfer Chairs

Simone Butler Simone Butler
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Gladwyne, PA
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Tufts University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Program Board, Georgetown University Grilling Society

Simone Butler Hey prospective Hoyas! My name is Simone Butler, and I am a transfer sophomore in the College here at Georgetown from the suburbs of Philadelphia. My journey to Georgetown has been atypical, but I would not want it to have happened any other way. I spent my first year of college attending Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and decided to transfer pretty early on. The transfer process is much different than the high school one, and I had no idea where I wanted to end up. I applied to a few different schools ranging in geographical location, population size, and academic rigor. Even after the application process was over, and I had gotten my decisions, I was still lost. This all changed after a visit to Georgetown. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew that I had found my home on the Hilltop. Geographically, Georgetown puts you in an amazing position, giving you easy access to the nation's capital while still having a campus. We are medium-sized as far as the undergraduate population goes, so you will always see familiar faces; however, you meet new people everyday so it never seems too small. Along the lines of academics, there are classes for everyone. People here are so excited about learning and will help you at every turn. With the hustle and bustle of campus, you will always have something to do or some place to go. When I’m not in class or doing work you can catch me walking around the Georgetown neighborhood, hanging out with friends, catching up with my clubs, eating, or running on the lone treadmill by the erg machines in Yates. Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have regardless of what stage of transferring you are in; I would love to help any and all of you on your path to the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: seb160@georgetown.edu

Fanyu Cui Fanyu Cui
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Economics
HOMETOWN: Zhengzhou, China
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Wesleyan University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, French Cultural Association

Fanyu Cui Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Fanyu Cui. I’m a sophomore in the College majoring in Economics and double minoring in Studio Art and Computer Science. I grew up in Zhengzhou, China and went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where I spent my freshman year. Going through the college application process twice made me fully understand what is really important to me. I love the Hilltop because of its perfect location, plenty of amazing resources, and most importantly, the people here. Everyone I know is so nice and helpful that it was quite a smooth process for me to get involved on campus. Besides GAAP, I participate in Georgetown Collegiate Investors, where I learn and practice financial analysis, and the French Cultural Association, where I practice French during the weekly coffee hours. I’m more than willing to share more about my experiences with you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: fc568@georgetown.edu

Jenna Douglas Jenna Douglas
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Bridgewater, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Raritan Valley Community College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, ASK (After School Kids Program), GUWIL (Georgetown University Women in Leadership)

Jenna Douglas Hello, prospective Hoyas! Greetings from Jenna Douglas, currently a Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. I hail from Bridgewater, New Jersey, which is a town in Central Jersey. This year, I was fortunate enough to transfer to Georgetown from a local community college called Raritan Valley Community College. Going to Georgetown had always been a dream of mine and one that has become the best reality. I was drawn to Georgetown because of its Jesuit values, diversity, opportunities, and welcoming environment. Georgetown truly has an amazing support system for all transfers, from organizing specific events in New Student Orientation to providing a chance for all transfers to leave the Hilltop together in their ESCAPE program - I am continuously pleased with how much Georgetown cares about the needs of every single Hoya! If you are like me, the prestige of Georgetown appeared to be very intimidating, and I questioned if I would be able to survive the academic rigor that Georgetown came with. I am here to tell you that you can do it! Georgetown has a place and support for everyone. I love every single class I am taking this semester - all are stretching me as a student and broadening my knowledge of the world. One of my favorite parts of Georgetown is how I am learning constantly, both in and outside of the classroom. Everyone here has something amazing to offer, and it is great to be surrounded by such inspirational people, both staff and students. Also, Georgetown has a Center for Social Justice that provides an endless amount of opportunities for students to get involved in the D.C. area. This semester, I got involved in ASK, which helps at-potential students improve their lives through education, and GUWIL, which aims to help women empower themselves to become better suited in future careers. Georgetown is a great place to be, so please reach out to me with any questions about Georgetown, the transferring process, or if you are a potential psychology major! Can’t wait to speak with prospective students :) 
E-mail: jnd36@georgetown.edu

Joshua Dykens Joshua Dykens
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Finance
HOMETOWN: Chatham, MA
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Cape Cod Community College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Collegiate Investors

Joshua Dykens My name is Joshua Dykens, and I am a senior majoring in Finance in the McDonough School of Business, set to graduate in December of 2019. I’m from Chatham, Massachusetts, and I transferred to Georgetown University in the fall semester of 2016 from Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, Massachusetts. I am currently a Transfer Chair of the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, and an industrials sector analyst for the Georgetown Collegiate Investors. What I love most about Georgetown is the people. What I mean by this is not just the social interactions among friends and peers but also the academic stimulation that they generate both inside and outside the classroom. What drew me to Georgetown was the remarkably strong business – specifically finance – program. Additionally, what appealed to me is that Georgetown is unique in that it is both an urban and seemingly quiet campus. Students can choose to reside in the less active Georgetown area or head into the more vibrant downtown D.C. area. Essentially, you have the option of going to an urban campus without being forced into an urban environment. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: jsd98@georgetown.edu

Grace Falvey Grace Falvey
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Hunt Valley, MD
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Fairfield University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Program Board, Georgetown University Grilling Society

Grace Falvey Hi prospective transfers! My name is Grace Falvey, and I am a sophomore in the College studying Psychology. I am from about 15 minutes outside of Baltimore, and I went to Notre Dame Preparatory School for high school. I transferred to Georgetown this year from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and I could not be happier. Being a transfer student has allowed me to appreciate things about Georgetown that might go unnoticed by the traditional student. Coming from a smaller school, I am constantly amazed by the amount of different backgrounds, languages, countries, opinions, and interests represented by the students on this campus. Whether it’s having the football field in your backyard, going to the farmer’s market every Wednesday, or just simply walking into Red Square, one can find a hub of action buzzing with life. I wanted to be at a university that truly felt like a community, and Georgetown has absolutely provided me with that. I realize that it sounds cliché but the people at Georgetown genuinely are so nice and welcoming. The amount of times I heard “Welcome to the Hilltop!” or “If you need anything, let me know!” is innumerable. The openness of the students made me all the more willing to join clubs that I would have never seen myself in last year. I am currently a member of the Georgetown Program Board, GAAP, and even GUGS (the University’s very own grilling society). If you had asked me last year if I had any interest in being a part of a grilling society, I would have looked at you like you were crazy, but now I can’t imagine spending my Fridays doing anything else. Georgetown has truly fostered this stepping out of my comfort zone, and it has provided the opportunities for me to feel as though I am finally experiencing college in the way that I always wanted. Taking control of my situation and deciding to transfer was one of the best things I’ve done, and I would be more than happy to help you through your decision process in any way that I can. Please reach out with any questions!
E-mail: glf15@georgetown.edu

Lina Kang Lina Kang
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Closter, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Rowan University, Drew University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR), MBA Career Center, Breaking the Bubble, Campus Outreach

Lina Kang Hello, prospective Hoyas! My name is Lina Kang and I am from Closter, New Jersey! I am a junior in the College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Cognitive Science. Yes, I am a transfer, but I actually ended up transferring twice! I attended Rowan University and Drew University (both in New Jersey), and became a Hoya in the spring semester of 2017. Believe me, I know transferring can be really rough and super intimidating, but I promise you that being a Hoya is the best choice you could ever make. I gained so much insight from being a two-time transfer, and ending up at Georgetown was worth all the applications and supplemental essays. Of course it'll get overwhelming at times, but the people you'll meet and the experiences you'll have are unlike anything else. Just the fact that we're in the capital of the country is truly amazing, and I hope you will also feel the same way. It's so surreal that the Washington Monument that I see on TV is the same Washington Monument that's right in front of my eyes, but it never gets old. Other than watching TV, I'm usually working in a lab, the MBA Career Center, or planning events for Breaking the Bubble. I'm also involved in Campus Outreach, one of the many religious organizations on campus. No matter your interests, you're bound to find a group of people who will support you and be with you every step of the way. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or even if you just want to talk! I would love to help in any way I can. Hoya Saxa! 
E-mail: lk686@georgetown.edu

Cynthia Karnezis Cynthia Karnezis
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: English
HOMETOWN: Glenview, IL
PREVIOUS UNIVERSITY: Loyola University Chicago
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Admitted Transfer Student Day, The Hoya, New Student Orientation, Prison Outreach

Cynthia Karnezis Hi future Hoyas! My name is Cynthia Karnezis. I am a member of Georgetown College in the class of 2019. I am pursuing an English major with minors in Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies. I come to the Hilltop from Glenview, Illinois, which is a northern suburb of Chicago. After transferring from Loyola Chicago following my first year, I truly did not know what to expect. I had doubts about how I would measure up coming from a different first year experience. I’m not going to lie, transferring was not entirely a piece of cake. It meant leaving my family, friends, and old life behind in Chicago to be dropped into a new city on the East Coast. I was scared. However, through clubs and extracurriculars, I found out pretty quickly that I didn’t feel quite so “new” anymore. I bring a lot of passion and excitement towards my life at Georgetown and I hope that I am able to share that with you all as prospective students and hopefully future Hoyas! The emphasis on the person, cura personalis, and not just academia, is extremely refreshing, and quite honestly, pretty rare for a top school. I strongly believe that I found my home here at Georgetown largely because I took cura personalis to heart and got involved in activities and classes that truly sparked my interest. Beyond my classes, I am a tour guide for Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, Programming Vice-Chair for Admitted Transfer Student Day, and have previously served as Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Editor for the The Hoya newspaper. I also participated in New Student Orientation as a transfer student orientation advisor in August. This year, I am a member of the literature team for Prison Outreach through the Center for Social Justice and an Assistant Editor for the Georgetown University Undergraduate Law Review. At Georgetown, I have no doubt that you will similarly create a close knit community based on your interests and build amazing relationships with people who share your passions. I suppose that is just a gift that time brings the longer you are on the Hilltop. Being a Hoya is truly something you can only experience once you are here. Best of luck in the transfer process and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cmk131@georgetown.edu

Krystal Lanier Krystal Lanier
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Government (Education Policy Focus)
HOMETOWN: Miami, FL
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Miami Dade College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Scholarship Program, Georgetown Program Board, Ritmo y Sabor, Athletics Department Intern, Millennium Campus Network Fellowship Advisory Review Board, Newman Civic Fellow

Krystal Lanier Hello potential transfers, my name is Krystal Lanier, and I’m a recent transfer student from Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.  After completing my two years at my community college and earning my associate’s degree, I knew that I was ready to continue my academic journey. Georgetown University caught my attention and ultimately, my heart. As a transfer student, you are given the chance to compare and contrast your previous institution and GU thus, offering fresh and innovative ideas that the campus so often asks for. Georgetown’s impressing attitude and efforts towards providing a socially conscious community that promotes diversity and inclusivity, especially as Jesuit university, makes getting accustomed to campus life smoother. As a person of color, identifying myself as Afro-latina, I feel as though there are so many conversations that you will have on campus that will help you better understand who you are and educate those who may not have the same identities. With Georgetown’s many organizations and clubs, you’ll definitely be able to find one or a few that align with your personal and professional interests. If you already have an idea of starting something new, feel free to create your own club. As a quick word of advice, be open to new things. With so many things to do on and off campus and meeting new people everyday, overcommitting yourself can lead to a very bumpy path. If you feel as though you’re the kind of person that wants to take some time before jumping into things, just pace yourself. Throughout the school year, Georgetown has a variety of opportunities that present themselves. Transfers on campus are very active and involved, so you’ll definitely be able to connect and reflect on your time on the Hilltop. After a busy week, remember, you have an ample amount of people to talk to and so many places in the city to explore. Take advantage of them and step out of the Hilltop bubble! To ease your nerves, use this time, whether you have been admitted or still thinking of applying, to familiarize yourself with the school and its community. My team and I are here for any of your questions. If you’re visiting campus, I’d love to meet with you over coffee. Good luck and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kal285@georgetown.edu

Brian Moriarty Brian Moriarty
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Biology
HOMETOWN: Hinsdale, IL
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Connecticut College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Relay for Life, Georgetown University Cryptocurrency Investment Fund, Pre-Medical Society, Lombardi Cancer Center

Brian Moriarty Hey future Hoyas! My name is Brian Moriarty, and I am a sophomore in the College majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology.  I’m originally from Hinsdale, Illinois, but I went to high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. I spent my freshman year at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and I couldn’t be happier to be a Hoya today.  Having recently transferred, I know how daunting the transfer process can seem.  One thing that distinguished Georgetown for me was the emphasis that the school placed on the transfer community and the amount of support that the school has in place for prospective transfers.  Georgetown appealed to me due to the school’s awesome location, unparalleled undergraduate research opportunities, and the diversity of the student body. In addition to GAAP, I’m also involved with Relay for Life, the Georgetown University Cryptocurrency Investment Fund, the Pre-Medical Society, and the Shanahan-Haq Breast Cancer Research Laboratory of the Lombardi Cancer Center.  When I’m not in class, I enjoy trying new restaurants and exploring the Georgetown neighborhood.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about Georgetown or the transfer process!
E-mail: bmm97@georgetown.edu

Cori Rosen Cori Rosen
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Spanish, Math
HOMETOWN: Montvale, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Washington University in St. Louis
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, DC Reads, Student Advocacy Office, GUSA

Cori Rosen Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Cori Rosen, and I am a sophomore in the College studying Spanish and Math. I'm originally from Montvale, New Jersey and spent my first year of college at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. Being a transfer student has allowed me to develop a unique perspective on what makes Georgetown so special and what I truly love about being a Hoya. During my time on the Hilltop so far, I've gotten involved with the Georgetown community through the Student Advocacy Office and GUSA's Sexual Assault and Student Safety cluster, as well as the greater D.C. community through DC Reads. I love being able to hone in on my interests -- both academic and otherwise -- and use my skills to serve others, and I've found that the vast majority of students I meet on campus feel similarly. Students at Georgetown are constantly using their passions to enact positive changes, and I find myself learning both in the classroom and out of it. Georgetown students challenge each other to reach their fullest potentials and encourage one another along the way. Whether it is spending a long night in Lau Library during midterm season or venturing out to the Washington Monuments on a sunny day, there truly is never a dull moment here! There are always fun things to do on campus; I love to explore the Georgetown neighborhood's shopping and food scenes and visit the countless museums and monuments in D.C. with friends. The university's location is perfect because we get the small-town feel with access to a major, bustling city. Transferring to Georgetown has been a phenomenal experience for me, and I would love to answer any questions about my transfer experience or anything Georgetown-related in general!  Please feel free to reach out, and I hope to see you on campus next year! Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: cer121@georgetown.edu

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ASIA
Letitia Wu Letitia Wu  |  China
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Daqing, China
HIGH SCHOOL: The Hockaday School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, 1634 Society, Women in Leadership (GUWIL), Kappa Kappa Theta

Letitia Wu Hello Friends! Welcome to the Hilltop! My name is Letitia Wu, and I live in Beijing, China. I am a freshman in the College with an undeclared major. Coming to Georgetown was definitely one of the best choices I've made. This amazing city, beautiful campus, and friendly environment all drew me here. I made up my mind right after visiting Georgetown and have always been excited to be a Hoya. GAAP weekend especially lifted my spirit; every person I met was super nice and helpful, and I could not wait for the school to start. The various clubs and opportunities on the Hilltop also offer a true college experience to each Hoya. Yet, do not worry; there always is someone to help you go through every struggle, friend, professor, champion, mentor, or staff. 37th and O is a place that many Hoyas call home, and hope you can join our family as well. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ww500@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: Georgetown India Initiative, India Ink, Alpha Phi Omega, Rangila

Beverly Lobo Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Beverly Lobo and I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I am currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service and majoring in International Economics. Georgetown is about the all-consuming experience of being a Hoya - whether that is having campus-wide Presidential debate watch parties or listening to Indian Members of Parliament speak on campus or studying abroad at Georgetown’s villa in Italy. I am Under-Secretary-General of Membership for the UN Association, a board member of the India Initiative, Editor-in-Chief of India Ink, and a service project coordinator for the coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. I am also involved with Rangila - the largest dance show on the Eastern seaboard. Apart from having access to a beautiful campus, I live in one of the most amazing cities in the world. 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 neighborhood, there are loads of ways to enjoy yourself off of Georgetown's campus. I cannot tell you how incredibly lucky you are to be a future Hoya and I am super excited to welcome you to the Hilltop this Fall! If you have any questions about Georgetown, concerns about being an international student, are interested to know more about the clubs I’m involved in, or just want to chat, drop me an email. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bl559@georgetown.edu

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Darshil Shah Darshil Shah  |  India
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Finance and Management
HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India
HIGH SCHOOL: Hill Spring International School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, International Students Association, Hindu Student Association, Georgetown India Initiative, India Ink, NSO, Rangila

Darshil Shah Namaste future Hoyas!! My name is Darshil Shah and I am from Mumbai, India. I am a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business and plan on double majoring in Finance and Management, with a minor in Economics. I am an adventurous person so my natural habitat is the outdoors. I am passionate about biking, hiking, camping, playing various sports (especially cricket…obviously), and photography. I speak French, and am proficient in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. I was born and raised in Mumbai, where I studied in an International School right from kindergarten through high school. There hasn’t been one day since I set foot on the Hilltop, that I have regretted that decision. This university, this campus and this city have so much to offer in terms of academics, co-curriculars, networking, self-growth and self-development. I serve as a board member for the International Students Association, Hindu Students Association (HSA), Georgetown’s India Initiative and India Ink, a blog on Indian politics and policies. I was a part of the NSO Staff for the Class of 2021 and intend to be a part of the NSO staff for your year too! Last year, I was also a member of Georgetown Collegiate Investors (GCI), the GU Ballroom Dance Team, and the Ultimate Frisbee team. I am also a part of Rangila, which is Georgetown’s most spectacular South Asian event and the biggest dance show on the eastern seaboard. You might have figured by now that Georgetown has an extraordinary club culture and has tons of opportunities to offer. I would love to share my experience with you and more importantly address any questions or concerns that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and am even more excited to meet you in person. Good luck, see you soon and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: dks53@georgetown.edu

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Venishea Smith Venishea Smith  |  Japan
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Psychology and Sociology
HOMETOWN: Okinawa, Japan
HIGH SCHOOL: Henry E. Lackey High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GIVES, TedxGeorgetown, College Democrats, Georgetown Speechwriting (GWAG), Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development

Venishea Smith Hi prospective Hoyas! My name is Venishea Smith and I am a freshman in the College hoping to major in Psychology and Sociology. I was born in Okinawa, Japan and I lived there for about 10 years, moving between there and the US until college. My dad is in the Marine Corps (the best branch) and we moved a lot so I’ve lived in quite a few places but Okinawa is where I call home! I know that moving to a different country is a big change but being here at Georgetown makes it easier. Everyone is so welcoming and really cares about each other, which definitely helps when adjusting to new surroundings! One way to get involved with the Georgetown community is through clubs, and there’s a club for everyone! In addition to GAAP, I’m in the Speechwriting Group (GWAG); GIVES, a random acts of kindness club; TEDxGeorgetown; Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development and College Democrats. Georgetown has a club for anything you’re interested in and it’s in a great city full of opportunity! There are so many possibilities in DC, from food and sightseeing to professional opportunities. And if you’re worried about being in a big city like I was, no need to worry! The campus is tucked away from the bustle of the city but still close enough that it’s easy to access. I’m so excited to be here and I hope you will be, too! If you have questions about Georgetown, DC, or just life here in general, feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: vas67@georgetown.edu

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Aysha Jamal Aysha Jamal  |  Qatar
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Computer Science
HOMETOWN: Doha, Qatar and Lahore, Pakistan
HIGH SCHOOL: American School of Doha
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Women in Leadership (GUWIL), Muslim Students Association, Philodemic Society

Aysha Jamal Salam future Hoyas! My name is Aysha Jamal, and although I am from Pakistan, I have lived in Qatar for most of my 18 years of existence! I am currently a freshman in the College majoring in Computer Science, but I am also exploring various other interests in Literature and Anthropology. After spending an unhealthy amount of time perusing Google Maps and memorizing the whereabouts of each building on campus, I found myself in a strange state of nervousness and excitement. Shifting to a new country can be nerve-wracking, but everyone was so kind and welcoming, making the transition much easier. We Hoyas are tremendously lucky considering the abundant opportunities Georgetown and D.C provide both academically and for exploration. So whether it is attending talks on nuclear arms, visiting the African American HIstory Museum, taking casual night-time walks to the monuments, or kayaking and capsizing in the Potomac, your life as a Hoya is guaranteed to consist of endless adventures. I am super excited to welcome you as a Hoya, so please do not hesitate to get in touch! Shoot me an email if you’re curious about life at Georgetown or if you have any questions as an international student. Hope to see you on the Hilltop soon!
E-mail: aj699@georgetown.edu

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Hae Seong Lee Hae Seong Lee  |  South Korea
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Government and Economics
HOMETOWN: Wonju City, South Korea
HIGH SCHOOL: Trinity Valley School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, DC Schools Project, UNICEF Georgetown, 1634 Society

Hae Seong Lee Hey future Hoyas! My name is Hae Seong, and I'm a freshman in the College interested in studying Government and Economics. I am an international student from South Korea, but have gone to school all my life in Fort Worth, Texas. I go back to visit family and friends in Korea every summer and winter break (and also to indulge in really good Korean food). I was heavily involved with policy debate and student government during high school, but now mainly do work through the Center of Social Justice at Georgetown. The programs I am involved with here are D.C. Schools Project and UNICEF Georgetown, which both work to promote the education and well-being of young students in the D.C. area. I am also part of the 1634 Society, which aims to educate the undergraduate student body about philanthropy, connect alumni with student leaders, and inspire all of Georgetown’s students to make giving in service to their alma mater a tradition. Besides clubs on-campus, I love going on runs, and I am so grateful that D.C. has some of the best paths and views for running. There is something to be said about running along the Potomac and seeing the Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, or Lincoln Memorial as the sun rises. Georgetown's unique position in the world's most powerful city gives you the opportunity to have and share some of the most incredible moments with your friends. My experience so far as a freshman at Georgetown has been challenging, but also very rewarding, as the conversations and interactions I have with professors, friends, and practitioners have been intellectually stimulating and unparalleled. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Georgetown at all! I hope I get to see you all on the Hilltop next year!
E-mail: hl687@georgetown.edu

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Alesha Gulamhusein Alesha Gulamhusein  |  UAE
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Finance
HOMETOWN: Dubai, UAE
HIGH SCHOOL: Dubai College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Global Consulting, Georgetown India Initiative, NSO, Rangila

Alesha Gulamhusein Hey future Hoyas! My name is Alesha Gulamhusein, and I am a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business, majoring in Finance and minoring in Psychology. 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 here to say that it is beyond worth it! The Hilltop is a wonderful, welcoming place that has so much to offer. Every day 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 always have enriching conversations with everyone around you! Plus, with Georgetown's international focus and DC's cosmopolitan vibe, there will always be something to remind you of home. Whatever you are interested in, Georgetown has a course, a club, or a group of people who share your passions. Beyond GAAP, on campus I am involved with Georgetown Global Consulting, an organisation that consults for non-profits all around the world, the Georgetown University India Initiative, New Student Orientation, and Rangila, an incredible South Asian themed dance performance. Outside the classroom I love exploring DC and trying new restaurants. If you have any questions please do reach out to me, I would love to speak to you. I really hope you decide to make to make the Hilltop your home, because it truly is a wonderful experience.
E-mail: aig31@georgetown.edu

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AUSTRALIA
Luan Tian Luan Tian  |  Australia
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Melbourne, Australia
HIGH SCHOOL: Wesley College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Radio, Georgetown Ventures

Luan Tian Hey future Hoyas! My name is Luan and I’m a sophomore studying International Politics in the School of Foreign Service. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia so I have pretty high standards when it comes to where I want to live, but I’m happy to say my time at Georgetown has been phenomenal. I’ve met some super cool people both in and outside the classroom and I’ve made some great friends. There are lots of incredibly accomplished students on the Hilltop, and it is always an engaging conversation no matter who you speak to. The academics can be challenging at times, but the professors are all experts in their own field, on top of being just some awesome people. They have a ton to offer and always welcome a chat about the class material or about life in general. On campus, I have a radio program with Georgetown’s station WGTB, I work as a consultant for Georgetown Ventures, and I try to get myself to as many events as possible. Washington D.C. is also an amazing place because it is so involved with just about everything that goes on in the world and there is so much culture on offer as well. On weekends, I like to get dinner with my friends in Georgetown, visit the National Gallery of Art, and get a coffee at the Eastern Market. The capital of the United States is just outside the front gates and you’ll never have a dull day if you just step off campus and start exploring the city. With all that said, it can be a complicated process for international students moving to a new country, sorting out visas and travel plans, and adjusting themselves to a new environment so I’m here to help as much as I can. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or even if you just want to have a chat, and I look forward to seeing you here on the Hilltop!
E-mail: lt526@georgetown.edu

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EUROPE
Clara Lacan Clara Lacan  |  France
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Paris, France
HIGH SCHOOL: Lycee Saint Louis de Gonzague - Franklin
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Breaking The Bubble, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, French Club

Clara Lacan Hello future Hoyas!!! My name is Clara Lacan and I am a sophomore in the College majoring in Political Economy and minoring in Business Administration with a certificate in Asian studies. Born in Paris, raised by a Spanish nanny, having spent all my summers in the UK and in the US, and having studied Chinese for three years, I truly consider myself as a global citizen of the world. I have always loved traveling, exploring new countries, discovering new cultures and meeting new people. At Georgetown, I am involved in Breaking the Bubble for which I lead trips around D.C. to help students explore the city and break the Georgetown Bubble. I am also on the board of the French and European clubs. Having danced since I was a child (ballet and modern dance), I am now learning ballroom dancing with the Georgetown Ballroom Dancing team as well as participating in Rangila, an incredible South Asian dance performance. I also joined the Georgetown Collegiate Investors club where I enjoy learning about investment and preparing for my future career as an investment banker. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
E-mail: cl1196@georgetown.edu

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Morgan Peterson Morgan Peterson  |  United Kingdom
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Surrey, England
HIGH SCHOOL: ACS Cobham International School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Women in Leadership (GUWIL), Project Lighthouse, Running Club

Morgan Peterson Hey future Hoyas!! I hope the college application process isn’t completely killing you! My name is Morgan and I’m a member of the Georgetown University Class of 2021. I’m currently undeclared but am considering a major in Economics, but would like to double major or at least minor in another subject as well (possibly sociology, women and gender studies or psychology). Other than being involved with GAAP, I’m also in Women in Leadership, Project Lighthouse, and the Running Club. I was born and raised in Walton-on-Thames, England which is about a 30 minute train ride from the centre of London. However, as my parents are originally from New Jersey and I attended an International school, I unfortunately do not have a cool British accent. Having lived in the same town and attended the same school my entire life, going to Georgetown was a huge transition for me, but one I wouldn’t trade for the world. As much as I miss London, Washington DC is not too shabby. Georgetown students not only have immediate access to the town of Georgetown, which has basically every shop you could imagine and the most incredible selection of restaurants, but we also have the entire city of DC at our fingertips! The people you will find at Georgetown are truly like no other. Whether it’s your fellow classmates, the chaplains, the professors, the alumni…each possess such an adoration for and a commitment to the Georgetown community that is truly indescribable. Every day I fall more in love with Georgetown and feel more honoured to be a part of such a passionate and supportive community. I am more than happy to talk to you about my experience on the Hilltop as well as the treacherous application process that preceded it. Please do not hesitate to reach out— there are no silly or stupid questions! Hoya Saxa and good luck!
E-mail: mlp124@georgetown.edu

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LATIN AMERICA
Sabrina Magalhaes Sabrina Magalhaes |  BRAZIL
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HIGH SCHOOL: Colegio Santo Agostinho - Leblon
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Brazil Club

Sabrina Magalhaes Welcome, new Hoyas! My name is Sabrina, and I am part of the class of 2021 in the School of Foreign Service. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (the best city in the world) but I'm glad I decided to leave the warm beach weather to come to the Hilltop. Georgetown is amazing; the strong sense of community makes our campus feel like home. Here I have made friends who make it easy for me to be away from my hometown. Also, the many opportunities Georgetown offers make me feel like I'm in the right place and anything is achievable. There are so many clubs, internships, study abroad programs, and research projects available that it is clear to me that there is no better university to pursue my academic goals. So whether you are as certain as I was when I chose to come to Georgetown, or still deciding, feel free to contact me (for real, I love to chat)! I hope to see you next year! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sm3294@georgetown.edu

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Alessandra Maluf Alessandra Maluf |  BRAZIL
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Avare, Brazil
HIGH SCHOOL: Colegio Portinari
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Brazil Club, Hoya Blue

Alessandra Maluf Eai gente, tudo bem? SEJAM BEM-VINDOS Á GEORGETOWN! Hey! I am Lele Maluf, a freshman at Georgetown University. I am in the SFS and I plan to major in International Political Economy and my dream is to become an international bank investor or maybe a diplomate. I was born in Avaré, the countryside of São Paulo, and I love it there. Before coming to Georgetown, I lived in Germany for three months and then in Wisconsin for one year. In Wisconsin, I had three different host families. The first taught me how to pilot a small airplane, the second one took me to hunt a deer, and the third one helped me to become a vegetarian. These diverse backgrounds are present in Georgetown too, and coming here you will be able to interact with amazing people, make friends from a variety of places, and find home away from home. Since my first day here, Georgetown has given me a lot of good moments, and in only a few weeks I already knew I was at the most amazing place in the world. The professors here are amazing and they want to help you to become a better person. Your friends will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, and the Georgetown community will make you feel you can actually help to make the world a better place. But do not worry, if one day you feel you are not inspired, remember you are in DC, a place that can inspire you to be great and makes you feel extremely alive. So, if you need any advice or a friend, do not hesitate to talk to me. Georgetown is waiting for you!
E-mail: am3734@georgetown.edu

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Katia Cortes Katia Cortes |  MEXICO
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
HIGH SCHOOL: Vincent Memorial Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, International Student Association, Latin American Student Association, GIVES, GOLD

Katia Cortes ¡Hola futuros Hoyas! My name is Katia Cortés and I am from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. I am a freshman in the School of Foreign Service pursuing a major in International Political Economy. I grew up living in Mexico and commuting everyday to school in California, so I grew up experiencing both cultures first hand and gaining a viewpoint that has helped me obtain a particular insight regarding the transition of coming to Georgetown. My experience at Georgetown has just begun, but thus far, it has been absolutely amazing. The combination of its eclectic community and its academic rigor serves as a constant reminder of why I chose Georgetown. Life on the Hilltop is exciting and engaging because there is always something going on. Interactions with students and professors challenge me to look at the world in a whole new perspective. Georgetown’s location offers opportunities that you will find nowhere else. Despite living within our lovely Georgetown bubble, a walk down a few blocks leads you to the center of the nation’s capital, providing endless opportunities and memories. The various organizations and clubs on campus allow for everyone to explore their passions regardless of how diverse they could be. The Hilltop is a place like no other, and I sincerely could not be happier to call it my home for the next four years. I hope you will too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to chat! Espero verlos pronto y HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: kdc78@georgetown.edu

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