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

Riley Amalfitano Riley Amalfitano - Northeast
Georgetown College(COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Linguistics
HOMETOWN: Florham Park, NJ
HIGH SCHOOL: Villa Walsh Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Cornerstone Initiative, What’s a Hoya, College Republicans, Hoya Blue

Riley Amalfitano Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Riley Amalfitano, and I’m from Florham Park, New Jersey - home to Snookie and the New York Jets. I’m a sophomore in the College, and I’ve recently decided to major in Linguistics and minor in Cognitive Science and Spanish. Because I grew up with two parents who went here, Georgetown has always been a part of my life. However, it was when I visited for the first time and saw the campus as a prospective student that I knew for sure that I wanted to be a Hoya myself. When I learned everything that Georgetown could offer me academically and saw the people I would be interacting with on a daily basis, everything fit together perfectly. I wanted to be at a school where I wouldn’t have to pick one of my interests to continue with over the others. Academically, I took multiple different kinds of courses before deciding my major, which is why the College was the perfect place for me. For extracurricular activities, I’m involved in so many that have introduced me to people from all different walks of life. I’m the Coordinator for the Cornerstone Initiative and on the boards of What’s a Hoya and Georgetown College Republicans. In addition to being on the GAAP Digital Media Team, I’m involved in Hoya Blue and NeW at Georgetown. I also work in the performing arts center and am a peer advisor for Georgetown College. The people I’ve met in my time here so far all embody “cura personalis,” which means care for the whole person. Each day, I am reminded just how incredible my classmates and professors are, and I know how lucky I am to be a Hoya. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!
E-mail: ra912@georgetown.edu

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William Wu William Wu - Southeast
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Columbia, SC
HIGH SCHOOL: Ben Lippen School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Sailing Team, Public Real Estate Fund

William Wu Hello, future Hoyas! My name is William Wu, and I am from Columbia, SC. I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy. No matter if you are a Gamecocks or a Tigers fan, you will all be a Hoya here at 3700 O St. On campus, I am currently involved with the Varsity Sailing team and the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund. 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.
E-mail: fw143@georgetown.edu

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Julia Hartnett Julia Hartnett - Midwest
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: English and Government
HOMETOWN: Canton, OH
HIGH SCHOOL: Jackson High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Running Club, Club Lacrosse, The Hoya, GUWIL, Georgetown Program Board

Julia Hartnett Ope, hey future Hoyas! I'm Julia Hartnett, the regional chair for the Midwest. I am a sophomore in the College, pursuing a double major in English and Government with a minor in Spanish. My home is Canton, Ohio where I attended Jackson High School. I love all things to do with Harry Potter, lacrosse, chocolate muffins, and Hamilton. Here at Georgetown, I am a part of the Georgetown Running Club, the women’s club lacrosse team, the Hoya newspaper’s Human Resources team, GUWIL, and the Georgetown Program Board. Outside of campus, I love biking, going to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market, finding cheap tickets to Kennedy Center musicals, and going to Caps’ games. Coming from a smaller town in Ohio, the move to D.C. was a little daunting but I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing about my college decision. Georgetown is truly my home (on the Hilltop) away from home. I’ve met extraordinary people, both students and faculty, from places I’ve dreamt of traveling. I’ve had the opportunity to attend events that have inspired and delighted me, such as the Cherry Blossom festival and the March for Our Lives. Academically, this school has unparalleled resources and alumni connections. Socially, the atmosphere here is incredible and the Georgetown neighborhood, along with greater D.C., provide countless opportunities to pursue any type of interest. I truly hope Georgetown is the place for you and if you have any questions or concerns, big or small, don’t hesitate to reach out.
E-mail: jsh133@georgetown.edu

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Nick Zevanove Nick Zevanove - West
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Economics & Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Pleasanton, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Foothill High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUMSHOE, GIVES, Research Assistant

Nick Zevanove Hi future Hoyas! My name is Nick Zevanove, and I am a senior in the College double majoring in Economics and Math. Originally from Pleasanton, California, I am a San Francisco Bay Area native. During my time at Georgetown, I have tutored math and science at a D.C. middle school with GUMSHOE, danced in Rangila, participated in GIVES, and served as a Research Assistant. I love the West Coast, but I have never regretted my decision to attend Georgetown. The capital has truly become my second home. As someone who hails from a quiet suburb, I have found D.C.’s tasty restaurants, world-renowned museums, and countless tourist attractions to be a thrilling departure from my hometown’s leafy Main Street. With so much to do, a boring day in D.C. is certainly rare. Located at the heart of America’s political center, Georgetown has afforded me the opportunity to listen to speeches by important figures (including U.N. officials, presidential candidates, and the Pope), intern at the Treasury Department, and attend a presidential inauguration! Perhaps, more than anything else I have appreciated the people I have met here at Georgetown. It would be hard to find a place with such a concentration of intelligent, caring, and passionate individuals. Whether queuing to see a foreign dignitary or nibbling on a Baked and Wired cupcake, I can confidently say that I am proud to be a Hoya! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: nsz6@georgetown.edu

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Corina Lobo Corina Lobo - Southwest
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 majoring 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 Heroes. 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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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
Avery League Avery League
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA)
HOMETOWN: Huntsville, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: Randolph School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Blue and Gray Tour Guides, International Relations Club, Club Rock Climbing

Avery League Hey, Future Hoyas! My name is Avery League; I’m from Huntsville and I’m majoring in STIA (Science, Technology and International Affairs) in the School of Foreign Service, Class of 2020. 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 motivated but friendly nature of the student body are just a few things on a long list that still leaves 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 those opportunities to learn where 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 Center for Global Health Science and Security, the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, the International Relations Club, and Club Rock Climbing. 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! Even if you just want to chat, I’d love to get to know you 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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ALASKA
Vera Fefelov Vera Fefelov
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: Nikolaevsk, AK
HIGH SCHOOL: Nikolaevsk High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GIVES, Club Basketball, GURA

Vera Fefelov Greetings future Hoyas! My name is Vera Fefelov and I grew up in Nikolaevsk, Alaska. I am a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business pursuing a double major in International Business and Management, and I hope to possibly minor in Russian. I am part of GURA, GIVES, and Women’s Club Basketball. I am also an Administrative Assistant for the Deputy Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center. My hometown, Nikolaevsk, is a Russian village located on the Kenai Peninsula, and therefore, Russian was my first language. In the summertime I am a deckhand, where I commercially fish for salmon out of Cook Inlet, Alaska. My grade school had an enrollment of 60 kids (K-12) and my graduating class was comprised of just three students. Georgetown was certainly a change from rural Alaska, but I feel so blessed to have this opportunity! There are so many clubs and organizations to become involved with on campus, regardless of what your interests may be. If you have any questions about life at Georgetown, then please reach out to me anytime. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: vff2@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 at Georgetown! I am a senior 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: Government
HOMETOWN: Little Rock, AR
HIGH SCHOOL: Little Rock Central High
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUES, DPE, IRC, GIVES, NSO

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 an indecisive person so we'll see how that changes). My family and I fell in love with Georgetown after I attended my GAAP weekend. I met my roommate during GAAP as well! Like many people in Arkansas, I was attracted to the large and bustling city of Washington D.C. I wanted to do more than to go to Sonic on Friday nights (Cherry limeade is the best). During my short time here, I have already visited some free museums, shopped on M Street, dined at yummy restaurants, and made many great friends. The diversity at Georgetown is incredible. While walking to class I 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. I find myself no longer groaning over my reading or homework assignments. One of my favorite parts about Georgetown is the quality of the faculty. 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 D.C. 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. The neighborhood of Georgetown is also incredibly beautiful and has various shops, cafes and restaurants. I hope to see y'all at Georgetown!
E-mail: aex2@georgetown.edu

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California
Alyssa Kardos Alyssa Kardos
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, Model UN, GU Farmers' Market, Actively Moving Forward, NSO, GWOW

Alyssa Kardos Hey future Cali Hoyas! I'm a sophomore in the NHS, from Moreno Valley, CA majoring in Global Health and planning to minor in Theology. 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 time on the Hilltop I've gotten involved with the International Relations Club, helping to put on the largest high school MUN conference; the Farmers' Market Board, Actively Moving Forward and New Student Orientation. 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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COLORADO
Olivia Florek Olivia Florek
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Nursing
HOMETOWN: Colorado Springs, CO
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Mary’s High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, NHS Ambassador, Relay for Life, Club Basketball

Olivia Florek Hi future Hoyas! My name is Olivia Florek and I am a nursing major in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. I am originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. While I may be a long way from home, I have loved every minute of living in D.C. and being able to call Georgetown my second home! In addition to GAAP, I am an NHS ambassador, Relay for Life member, and play on the women’s club basketball team. Georgetown had always been my dream school, so once I learned more about the nursing program and had a chance to visit, I fell even more in love. Every single person I met while visiting Georgetown was full of enthusiasm, kindness, and intelligence (obviously). My friends, fellow classmates and professors have helped me reach new goals and have constantly pushed me to succeed. The community here is so incredibly welcoming and diverse. I am always meeting new people and experiencing new things. Not only do we get the chance to listen to fascinating and inspiring speakers on campus, but we also live in one of the coolest places ever! I love living on a campus that is part of a small community yet provides the big city experience. D.C. offers endless opportunities, from free museums and art galleries, to new restaurants and kayaking on the Potomac! There is always something new and exciting to experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Georgetown so far and am excited to welcome new Hoyas to the wonderful Hilltop! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: otf2@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, Georgetown University Grilling Society, Hoya Blue, Kappa Alpha Theta

Rachel Corbally Hoya Saxa! My name is Rachel Corbally, and I'm a junior in the SFS studying Science, Technology, & International Affairs with a focus on security studies. The past two years at Georgetown have been full of exciting opportunities and adventures, and I am so excited to be back for my third. I hope I can share my experience and insight with you, so you can learn how the Hilltop can also be your home. 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. We are people who embrace "cura personalis,” care for the whole person, and I am so grateful for all the people I have met here and for their support, friendship, and memories. 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
Natalie Depaulo Natalie Depaulo
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Wilmington, DE
HIGH SCHOOL: Wilmington Friends School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Corp, Club Basketball, Americorps Delaware

Natalie Depaulo Hi Delawareans and hopefully future Hoyas! My name is Natalie DePaulo and I am a freshman in the college here on the Hilltop. I’m from Wilmington, Delaware and can honestly say that going to Georgetown gives you the best of both worlds—it’s far enough from Delaware that you can have all the indepence you want and discover a new city, but it’s still only two hours away from home. I’m still figuring out what I want to major in, but Georgetown makes it so easy to follow your passions or discover new passions—there is truly something for everyone here. Going to Georgetown is also amazing in that you have DC right around the corner but being in Georgetown means you get a close-knit campus community feel. Going to school here is truly the best—there is never a shortage of new, fun, and exciting things to do at Georgetown with nation's capital right at your fingertips. From exploring the national mall, to kayaking on the potomac, to going to museums, trying new restaurants, or hearing a world-renowned speakers on campus there is never a dull moment. Also, with so many students groups on campus, Georgetown makes it super easy to get involved and find a community that you love. Whether you are interested in sports or theater, you can find like-minded people who share your passions. Georgetown truly is a place that welcomes students of any and all backgrounds and interests, while providing a place to continue old passions and cultivate new ones. I am thankful everyday to be able to go to such an amazing school. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about any and all things Georgetown! Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: nmd62@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, GU Rangila, GUWIL, GIVES, International Relations Club

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 (GUWIL), 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
Alice Beneke Alice Beneke
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Psychology
HOMETOWN: Winter Park, FL
HIGH SCHOOL: Trinity Preparatory School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Women's Club Volleyball, Hoya Helpers, Vaidya Lab, GUSHME

Alice Beneke Hello future Sunshine State Hoyas! My name is Alice Beneke and I am a Psychology major and Biology minor on the premed track in the College. I am from Winter Park, Florida and fell in love with Georgetown when I first visited campus my junior year of high school. Joining Georgetown University’s class of 2019 was one of the best decisions I have made in my life, and I hope I can help you through your college application and decision process! Leaving warm and sunny Florida for “the cold” was daunting at first, but the winters aren’t that bad if you bring a few jackets and a coat! I love living with seasons, and the Hilltop is magical covered in autumn leaves or a blanket of snow. You can never be bored at Georgetown with DC’s vibrant city life in your backyard. You will always have plenty of festivals, museums, monuments, and concerts to enjoy, and Georgetown students often take advantage of these opportunities! I have truly found my home on the Hilltop, and every day I fall in love with Georgetown a little more. The professors and students alike are friendly and welcoming, and all four of our undergraduate schools provide both breadth and detail to help students discover what they want to study. Georgetown offers incredible experiences, including listening to speakers like Bradley Cooper and Hillary Clinton, cheering on our men’s basketball team (with coach Pat Ewing!!), and interning on Capitol Hill during the year. Additionally, our more than 300 student organizations and clubs allow students to engage in the community and find their passions! On campus, I’m a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball team, Hoya Helpers, and GUSHME (GU Students for Health and Medical Equity). I also do cognitive neuroscience research in the Vaidya Lab in the Psychology department. Please reach out to me with any questions you have! I am happy to help you with anything I can! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aab118@georgetown.edu

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Georgia
Julia Ross Julia Ross
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Pace Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Kappa Kappa Gamma, AKPsi, Peer Adviser, Rangila, Athlete tutor

Julia Ross Hi future Hoyas! I’m Julia and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a sophomore in the college, majoring in Math. While my main academic interests tend to fall in the hard sciences, I have enjoyed taking classes here in all different departments, from theology to sociology to women’s and gender studies. When I first came to visit Georgetown on my GAAP weekend, I immediately fell in love with this amazing university. This environment filled with passionate students and bright professors already feels like such a home to me. Every day, I am so impressed by the diversity of interests that exist on this campus. I also could not think of a better location to go for college! I feel like I’m getting the best of both worlds here, being able to have a fairly closed off campus with lots of grassy areas, while also being able to walk anywhere- whether I need to run errands or go to dinner with friends. I was definitely worried about making the transition to Georgetown. Was it going to be weird living in a city as opposed to a more suburban environment? Are people going to be as nice up here as they are in the South? Turns out, all these concerns were not worth worrying about at all. Having access to the city has been so beneficial in so many different ways, and I have been able to find so many wonderful people both within and beyond the Georgetown community. There are so many parts about my college experience that I have really enjoyed since I arrived here. Now is the time to be spontaneous and try activities that you have never done before- this year I am participating in Rangila, a South Asian dance performance and charity event, and I just played in my first ever Intramural Volleyball game! Some other things I am involved in on campus are Kappa Kappa Gamma, AKPsi, and tutoring through the Center for Social Justice. Please feel free to reach out to me to chat- I’m happy to answer any questions you have! I hope to see you soon, and I look forward to meeting you!
E-mail: jsr100@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, Hardy Middle School Tutor, Kromer Lab Research Assistant, 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), tutor students at a nearby middle school, 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 every way I can. I hope you'll consider joining our Georgetown ohana. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ley3@georgetown.edu

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Idaho
Luke Lamey Luke Lamey
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Boise, ID
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Kelly High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Innovo Consulting, Knights of Columbus, Public Real Estate Fund, and Ultimate Frisbee

Luke Lamey Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Luke Lamey and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics. I graduated from Bishop Kelly High School and was primarily involved with Cross-Country, speech and debate, and One Stone. Although walking down by the Georgetown Waterfront has been great, I still miss the great outdoors of Idaho! I am an avid skier and mountain biker, and loved just about any water sport. 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 have ever encountered. It never gets old to wake up and see the Washington Monument from my dorm window, attend the most interesting discussions with some of the biggest names in politics, and simply walk out on the front lawn and look up at Healy Hall. Here on campus, I'm involved with Innovo Consulting, (student-led consulting firm for both local and national businesses), Knights of Columbus, the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund, and Ultimate Frisbee. If there's one thing that never ceases to amaze me about Georgetown, it's that each and every day I find myself surrounded by people who push me farther than I ever thought possible. I hope you choose to join us! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ldl36@georgetown.edu

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Illinois
Julia Alvey Julia Alvey
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Human Science
HOMETOWN: Crystal Lake, IL
HIGH SCHOOL: Prairie Ridge High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, V-Formation Show Choir, Photographer for The Hoya

Julia Alvey Hey there future Hoyas! My name is Julia Alvey, and I’m so excited to get to meet you and hear your story! I’m currently a freshman in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Human Science and minoring in Math while also on the pre-med track. I come to Georgetown from Crystal Lake, Illinois, a small town in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. While I absolutely love Chicago, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with the home I’ve found on the Hilltop! Even in my first month at Georgetown, I’ve already met so many people who have changed my perspectives and professors who have begun to push me beyond anywhere I thought I could ever go. Living in DC has provided me with so many opportunities already- from math art installations to world-renowned speakers, Georgetown is truly a magical place (in addition to the fact that everyone thinks it looks like Hogwarts!). Coming from hundreds of miles away, I was definitely afraid to leave home, but the city and the programs here capture drive and energy like no other school in the country. Everyone here has a desire to be successful, but what I love most is that they want to see you succeed, too. In my short time here, I’ve already found great study buddies and professors whose office hours can go beyond just answering questions about homework, and they truly help you find your place, whether it be in science or the arts or humanities. There’s something here for everybody! When I’m not studying the subjects I love, you can find me working as a photographer for The Hoya, singing for patients in the hospital, or nerding out in a STEMME meeting. If you have any questions about life on the Hilltop or just want to have a friendly face when you get to campus, please contact me! I can’t wait to meet you! Hoya Saxa!! E-mail: jra104@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, Model United Nations, International Relations Club, After School Kids Program, Residential Assistant

Mark Wilcox Hello to all my prospective Hoosier Hoyas!! My name is Mark Wilcox, and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. I plan to major in International Politics with a concentration in International Security. I grew up in a family of nine in Northwest Indiana (about an hour from Chicago and pretty cozy with Lake Michigan). The idea of applying to college away from home, where I would leave the small community behind, was quite crazy to me. Throughout the college selection process, I decided I needed a change and wanted to live in a big city. Although it was a big change in location, I have had absolutely no regrets about my decision. Georgetown and the greater D.C. area have provided me with fantastic opportunities to meet distinguished individuals and gain unique, hands-on learning. Many of my peers value these same benefits, and even though the idea of a classmate’s strong ambition may be frightening, people here are super kind and encouraging towards one another. Regardless of what your interests may be, there is a place for you here academically, socially, and spiritually. Some of my favorite clubs on campus are Model UN, ASK Program, and College Democrats. Georgetown puts a large 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
Ryan Farrell Ryan Farrell
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: STIA
HOMETOWN: Ankeny, IA
HIGH SCHOOL: Dowling Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Chamber Singers, The Corp, Hoya Snaps Photography, Midwest Club

Ryan Farrell Hello, future Iowa Hoyas! My name is Ryan Farrell and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology and International Affairs and Spanish with an Environmental focus. As a fellow Iowan that took a chance on the east coast, I’d like to tell you why there is no place like Georgetown! Georgetown’s unique location in Washington D.C. provides countless opportunities to experience different cultures and participate in influential events that shape the nation. There are few places like Georgetown that allow you to experience so much in your college career. I have truly found a second home at Georgetown through working at More Uncommon Grounds with the Corp and serving as President for Hoya Snaps Photography, Head of Marketing for Midwest Club, and participating in Georgetown University’s Chamber Singers. Georgetown’s diverse and impactful student activities help you explore your interests and meet amazing people. It would be amazing to have more Iowans at Georgetown, a place that welcomes diversity and encourages students to follow their passions. I hope that you will contact me with any questions you may have about Georgetown! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: rf749@georgetown.edu

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Kansas
Laurel Smith Laurel Smith
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Mathematics, Spanish Minor
HOMETOWN: Sabetha, KS
HIGH SCHOOL: Sabetha High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Varsity Cheerleading, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Stemme, Yates Swim Instructor

Laurel Smith Hey Kansans! Greetings from the Hilltop! My name is Laurel Smith and I am a freshman in the Georgetown College pursuing a degree in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish. I enjoy exploring, playing and watching sports, reading, volunteering, and spending time with others. I grew up in small town in Kansas, so coming to Georgetown was definitely different. However, my time here has been incredible! I have had many learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. I have listened to spectacular guest speakers, explored our nation’s capital, and have become very involved in campus life. Outside of serving as the Kansas state chair, I am a Georgetown varsity cheerleader, member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a member of Stemme (an organization focused on women in STEM). I also work as a swim instructor at Yates Field House. Though I enjoy the organizations I am a part of, the beautiful campus and historic buildings, my favorite part about Georgetown is the diverse student body. I have formed friendships with students from all over the world, which has been an invaluable opportunity. Studying at Georgetown University has been an amazing experience, and I hope you will consider joining the Hoya family! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or if you want to talk about Kansas. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lss93@georgetown.edu

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Kentucky
Chase Wagers Chase Wagers
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: West Liberty, KY
HIGH SCHOOL: Morgan County High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, RHO Assistant Manager, Secretary-General of the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN), Georgetown International Relations Club, Model UN, College Republicans

Chase Wagers Hey future Bluegrass Hoyas! My name is Chase and I'm a proud member of the Georgetown College class of 2020. I am planning a major in government, with a minor in both history and psychology. From the moment I first visited campus during my participation in the US Senate Page Program my junior year of high school, I knew Georgetown was perfect for me! I immediately fell in love with the campus, the people, and the history. I always knew I wanted something unique for my college experience, which is exactly what you'll find here at Georgetown! Where else in the world can you combine rigorous academics, a vibrant campus community, and unparalleled access to some of the coolest speakers and events in the country? I have to admit, I was definitely intimidated when applying to Georgetown, and even still so when I found out I had been accepted - but just know this - you WILL find your second home here on the Hilltop. You will also learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. No matter what your background and interests may be, there is a community and special place for you on campus. I am excited to continue sharing with all of you, why I love Georgetown so much, and would love to answer any questions you may have. HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: mcw96@georgetown.edu

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Louisiana
Winston Ardoin Winston Ardoin
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 202
MAJOR: Regional and Comparative Studies
HOMETOWN: Thibodaux, LA
HIGH SCHOOL: E.D. White Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUSA Senate, Georgetown Global Consulting, Zeta Psi Fraternity, Cornerstone Initiative Mentor, ESCAPE First-Year Retreat Leader, International Relations Club

Winston Ardoin Hi future Louisiana Hoyas! I am the first student from my high school to attend Georgetown. Yes, the first. Many students from Louisiana, especially those from rural areas like myself, can be hesitant to apply to Georgetown due to some unfamiliarity - I want to you know that no matter what, you will thrive in the vibrant community we have at the Hilltop. When I was making my college decision, I was close to attending a university closer to home. When I was in doubt, it was the outreach from GAAP, especially through then-current Louisiana Hoyas, that provided a helping hand by answering all of my questions and sharing what made Georgetown so special. As I looked for a university with a sense of community, they supported me and made me realize that Georgetown was the right fit. Believe it or not, Georgetown has over 300 clubs and organizations on campus, so there is something for everyone. It is so easy (and comforting) to find a sense of community and belonging on the Hilltop. As such, I was able to take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities for engagement. I am a member of GUSA Senate, Georgetown Global Consulting, the Cornerstone Initiative, ESCAPE, and the International Relations Club. I love Georgetown, and I know many other students from Louisiana would as well. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jwa41@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 senior 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 Memorial 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
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 interning on the Hill, 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 I have 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: Management & International Business
HOMETOWN: Newton, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Newton South High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Hoya, Host at The Tombs, Georgetown Pre-Law Society, Zeta Psi

Brian Yoffe Hi, prospective Massachusetts Hoyas! My name is Brian Yoffe, and I’m a junior in the McDonough School of Business studying Management and International Business with a minor in Government. 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 Bradley Cooper 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. My classes on the Hilltop have all been incredibly 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 Sox, 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, Resident Assistant, Intern at U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division, GU Votes, Institute of Politics and Public Service

Andrew Straky Hey, future Michigan Hoyas! My name is Andrew Straky, and I am a junior in the College studying Government. I knew Georgetown was the perfect choice from the moment I arrived on campus. My time on the Hilltop has been better than I could ever 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 so many great things to do. This semester, I am an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division, the co-president of GU Votes (a student-led organization dedicated to improving the voting culture on campus), a Resident Assistant, 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 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 a home on the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ars291@georgetown.edu

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Minnesota
Tiffany Ku Tiffany Ku
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 202
MAJOR: Marketing, Finance
HOMETOWN: Plymouth, MN
HIGH SCHOOL: Wayzata High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Campus Outreach, Chi Alpha, Hoya Snaps, Asians American Student Association, Taiwanese American Student Association, Special Olympics

Tiffany Ku Hi, future Minnesotan Hoyas! I’m Tiffany Ku, and I am from Plymouth, Minnesota (Midwest is best!). I am currently undecided in the McDonough School of Business, but I’m interested in Marketing and Finance. I am also a huge fan of naps, chocolate chip cookies, and photography. As a result of my extreme indecisiveness, choosing which college to attend was an incredibly difficult decision. However, it was ultimately GAAP weekend that led to me to (thankfully) choose Georgetown. At GAAP weekend I saw Georgetown’s beautiful campus firsthand, learned about all of the resources Georgetown has to offer, and, most importantly, connected with some extremely friendly and genuine upperclassmen (GAAP leaders). I love staying busy and there’s never a shortage of things to do at Georgetown. While I certainly enjoy taking advantage of the close proximity of the amazing city of DC by taking walks to the monuments and grabbing burgers at Shake Shack, I have also loved studying at trendy coffee shops and brunching at restaurants right off campus in the Georgetown neighborhood. Besides GAAP, I am currently involved in Chi Alpha (Christian student organization), Campus Outreach, the Asian American Student Association, Special Olympics, Hoya Snaps, and the Midwest Club (of course). Being at Georgetown has allowed me to really widen my perspective; many of my closest friends are from across the country and all around the world. When I was deciding which college to attend, one of the most appealing aspects of Georgetown was its emphasis on its Jesuit values. While here, I have had the chance to experience, firsthand, what Hoyas for others, educating the whole person, and community in diversity really means. At Georgetown, there truly is a community for everyone. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or if you just want to talk about anything Georgetown or Minnesota related!
E-mail: tfk15@georgetown.edu

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Mississippi
Boyd Housey Boyd Housey
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 202
MAJOR: International Economics
HOMETOWN: Pass Christian, MS
HIGH SCHOOL: St Stanislaus College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Sailing Team, 1639 Society, Alexander Hamilton Society

Boyd Housey Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Boyd Housey and I am a freshman in the School of Foreign Service. I plan to study either global business or international economics. I am from Pass Christian, Mississippi (on the coast) so coming to D.C. was a bit of a change. I have met so many nice people at Georgetown and have become involved in many interesting and unique clubs. I am a member of the sailing team, Alexander Hamilton society, the Georgetown review, and the international relations club. One of my favorite aspects of campus is the fact that you can have an intellectual conversation with anyone around you. In contrast, there is always time to have fun with friends, classmates, and people who live on your floor. Georgetown also has some incredible restaurants. My favorites are Wisemillers, Tombs, and Clydes. My favorite class so far is Political and Social Thought, which is a philosophy class. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bph41@georgetown.edu

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Missouri
Cicely Berzack Cicely Berzack
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 202
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: St. Charles County, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Fort Zumwalt North High
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Hoya Helpers, Prison Outreach, Club Swim, Minority Pre-Law

Cicely Berzack Hoya Saxa! Hi Missourians! My name is Cicely Berzack and I am a freshman in the College! I am majoring in government, minoring in psychology, and am on track to go to law school! At first, I felt nervous to attend a school so different from the midwest, but it is absolutely amazing! I love how walkable the city is, and the neighborhood of Georgetown is vibrant with constant commotion! There are mouth-watering restaurants and beautiful parks, and the National Mall is only two miles from campus! The Georgetown Waterfront is only a ten minute walk from campus. It has a stunning view of the Potomac with a great area to relax, enjoy the weather, and even study. While the campus surroundings are incredible, Georgetown itself is equally as awesome! The classes are admittedly sometimes more challenging, but the professors are genuinely interested in the success of all students and are always willing to help. There are so many clubs, sports, and activities! At first, the abundance of extracurricular offerings can seem overwhelming, but you will find ones that not only suit your interests, but will enrich your social and academic life on campus. I know the transition to college may seem a little scary, but everyone goes through it and there are so many resources available to ease the transition! I hope you are excited to explore everything Georgetown has to offer! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions! We love the Cardinals, toasted ravs, and ope!
E-mail: ccb120@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, MSB Peer Ambassador, AKPsi, Hoya Snaps, Georgetown Program Board

Holly Hileman Hello, fellow Montanans and prospective Hoyas! My name is Holly Hileman, and I am member of Georgetown's class of 2021! I'm in the McDonough School of Business and planning a major in International Business and Marketing. While my hometown will always be gorgeous little Whitefish, I can honestly say that in just 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 being in D.C.! On the Hilltop, you will take classes with some of the best professors in the world, of whom will make challenging classes engaging and (dare I say) fun! Believe it or not, there are over 300 clubs and organizations on campus, so there is definitely something for everyone. Georgetown’s location in D.C. could not be better. D.C. is filled with great sightseeing, restaurants, concerts, shopping and more! The Georgetown neighborhood itself is a peaceful residential area, which gives me the small town vibe I sometimes miss. There is always something happening on campus, whether that be a football game, the farmer's market, social event, or world-renowned guest speaker, just to name a few. The students at Georgetown are some of the most intelligent, creative, and kind people I have ever met, and I have definitely made some lifelong friends. Choosing to attend Georgetown was the best decision of my life! If you want to hear more about my experience on the Hilltop or have questions, then please do not hesitate to reach out!
E-mail: hah57@georgetown.edu

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NEBRASKA
Victoria Lei Victoria Lei
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 202
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE
HIGH SCHOOL: Brownell Talbot School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Hoya (copy assistant), AASA, DC Schools

Victoria Lei Hi! My name is Victoria Lei and I’m from the city of Omaha, Nebraska. I was originally born in St. Louis, Missouri but moved to Nebraska when I was four. So, basically, #midwestrepresent. I am currently a freshman in the College. Although I'm technically undeclared, I'm heavily leaning towards a major in sociology and a minor in statistics or French. On campus, I'm involved in The Hoya as a copy assistant, the Asian American Student Association, D.C. Schools Project, Amnesty International, and GAAP. Moving to D.C. from Nebraska has been a huge change, but I've loved every minute of this transition. I definitely am a city person, so I love being a short ride away from the center of D.C. Regarding my family, my parents immigrated to the U.S. from China in their twenties and have stayed ever since. I have a tiny Yorkshire terrier, Yoyo, who is basically my sibling, as I'm an only child. My roommate, though, is also like a sister to me, so I do kind of have a sibling! I went to a really small high school (my graduating class consisted of 33 people) from sixth grade until twelfth grade, so I'm really excited to be surrounded by a larger group of people here at Georgetown. In my free time, I love to read and write. I also play tennis recreationally, and I wish I had the time to hit with somebody here. I'm extremely happy to be here at Georgetown and I can't wait to see what the years to come have in store!
E-mail: vwl3@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 D.C. 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
Isabella Weissman Isabella Weissman
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 20
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: North Hampton, NH
HIGH SCHOOL: Phillips Exeter Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Co-Event chair for Georgetown's Relay for Life, Hoya Helpers, D.C. Schools Project, New Student Orientation

Isabella Weissman Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Bella Weissman. I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics and minoring in Spanish. I’m from North Hampton, NH, and it was definitely a daunting transition from my small beach town to the bustling city of Washington, D.C. My eighth-grade class had forty students, each of whom I had known since I was seven years old. This close-knit community provided me with a strong support system from a very young age. I was nervous to leave this community behind, but fortunately I’ve found a new home here on the Hilltop. When I arrived in D.C., I knew I wanted to become involved with the community outside of Georgetown, especially since it is so different from New Hampshire. I volunteer in two different public schools. Through the D.C. Schools Project, I have been able to tutor/mentor immigrant students who are still learning English,. This has been an amazing opportunity as I have been able to give back to D.C. and connect with a diverse group of people. I’ve also found a Hoya family through Georgetown’s Relay for Life and I’m a Co-Event Chair on the Relay Board. I also served as an Orientation Advisor, and loved helping new Hoyas transition to the Hilltop. My favorite part about growing up in a small town is how when I’m home it is virtually impossible to go to the gas station/grocery store/one of the five other businesses in the town without seeing someone I know who wants to check-in. I was nervous that I would not have that same strong sense of community in D.C., but that could not be further from the truth! Whether I’m headed to Leos (our dining hall), economics class or to the Leavey center, there are so many friendly faces that make Georgetown feel like home.
E-mail: irw6@georgetown.edu

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New Jersey
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 Hoyas! My name is Tara Mathias-Prabhu and I’m from the small town of Berkeley Heights, NJ! When it came to choosing where I would go to college, my final three choices were spread across the country. I had one school on the west coast, one in the Midwest, and one on the east coast. I was different majors at each of the schools and honestly had no clue what any of the majors were truly comprised of, or how to compare them. I didn’t quite have that “love at first sight” moment with any of the places I visited, but there was something unique about Georgetown. I found faculty who genuinely cared to meet me as well as students who could verbalize their passions and were actually committed to them. Now, as a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown, I can confirm 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 volunteer for One Tent Health, I am able to interact with the greater DC community by offering free, mobile HIV screenings. 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 native through and through, meaning I still don’t have a 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, bright, and intellectually curious people I had 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 felt that all faculty and staff demonstrate is unique. I love being able to engage with my peers in intense and thought-provoking conversation in one hour, and then laughing about something completely random or chatting about the week’s Georgetown basketball game in the next. Each student at Georgetown brings something incredibly special to the table, and can’t wait to introduce prospective students to what makes our campus and university incredible so that can continue to enrich Georgetown with their intelligence and personality. It also just so happens that Georgetown is situated in DC, giving students (and city girls, like me) access to museums, delicious food and tons of great events. Being able to see both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden during my freshman year is something few college students get to say. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have; I can’t wait to see the next class of Hoyas fall in love with Georgetown! HOYA SAXA!

E-mail: syh31@georgetown.edu

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NORTH CAROLINA
Autumn Field Autumn Field
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Vass, NC
HIGH SCHOOL: Union Pines High
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Chi Alpha, GIVES, Intramural soccer, Russian Film Club

Autumn Field Hello NC Hoyas! I am so happy you have found your way to the Hilltop. My name is Autumn Field and I am from the town of Vass in the heart of the Sandhills. I grew up as a military child and moved around a lot, and so I never associated home with a physical location until moving to North Carolina. The southern hospitality, charm, and football immediately made me feel welcome. Transitioning from a small town to Washington D.C. was not without its challenges, but the difficulties I faced were far outweighed by the benefits of being a Hoya. At Georgetown, you will find men and women for others, an education for the whole person, and a wonderfully vibrant community with the opportunities of a lifetime. Being on the Hilltop has enabled me to find the intersections of my passions and has taught me how to use those passions to improve the world around me. To me, that is what being a Hoya is all about. Leaving North Carolina may be scary but do not worry - you will find a place at Georgetown. I am excited for you to start your new adventure as a Hoya. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! I look forward to seeing you around campus. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: asf78@georgetown.edu

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OHIO
Julia Sabik Julia Sabik
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Global Business
HOMETOWN: Cleveland, OH
HIGH SCHOOL: Hathaway Brown School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Varsity Crew, Hoya Helpers, Conversifi worker

Julia Sabik Fellow Ohioans, welcome to the Hilltop! My name is Julia Sabik, and I am currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying Global Business. I love watching and playing sports, volunteering, baking, and exploring new places. Previously, I attended a small all-girls school just outside of Cleveland, Ohio for 15 years, so I was ready for a new experience when going to college. Coming to Georgetown has definitely been an adjustment, but it has been an amazing time filled with so many learning opportunities and unexpected adventures. Georgetown classes have taught me more than I could have imagined, but the learning doesn’t stop in the classroom here. Since being on campus, I have joined the varsity women’s rowing team, which has helped structure my time here and showed me the importance of dedication, hard work, and teamwork. I am also part of Hoya Helpers, a volunteer tutoring organization for middle schoolers in the Georgetown neighborhood, and the Midwest Club to remember my roots. Finally, I am a part of GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program) to bring fellow great Ohioans like yourselves to this great institution. The most notable aspect of Georgetown, however, has been the student body; here, I have met the most interesting, impressive, caring people from a multitude of backgrounds that helped make Georgetown my home. In my time here, I have truly fallen in love with Georgetown and hope you find your home on the hilltop as well. Please contact me if you have any questions or just want to talk about Cleveland/Ohio. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jas639@georgetown.edu

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OKLAHOMA
Annemaria Cuccia Annemaria Cuccia
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Norman, OK
HIGH SCHOOL: Norman High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Global Consulting, The Georgetown Voice, GU College Democrats, Emerging Leaders Program, International Relations Club/MUN, Campus YMCA Congress

Annemaria Cuccia Hey Okies! I'm Annemarie Cuccia, and I'm a freshman from Norman, Oklahoma. I'm in the SFS, with a prospective major in International Politics. I'm so excited you're interested in Georgetown because we definitely need more Oklahomans on the Hilltop. Our region (midwest? southwest? south?) could use more representation here. It's definitely a big change, but it's so worth it. The connections and memories you can make here are endless. Even when people ask you if you ride horses (yes, really), you can still see how well intentioned and impactful they are. Even in my first year, I've tried to get involved on campus, and other Oklahomans are a great resource for that! I'm a consultant for Georgetown Global consulting, a staff writer for The Georgetown Voice, and on the Healthcare Advocacy team for Georgetown College Democrats. There are a ton of other clubs I'm planning to check out this year as well. No matter what it is you're interested in, there's something here for you. I'd love to answer any questions about the hilltop, and give you any insight about the transition, whether it be from high school to college or from Oklahoma to D.C.
E-mail: acc283@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, Club Ultimate Frisbee, Georgetown Caravel, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Georgetown International Relations Club

Ben Richmond Hi, prospective Hoyas from Oregon. I'm Ben Richmond, and I’m a sophomore 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 incredible speakers come and talk here. I have heard former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Oregon congresswoman Representative Susan Bonamici, Senators Jeff Flake and Tammy Duckworth, and many others. I have also been to a few capella performances and plays put on by some of Georgetown's numerous performing arts groups. The professors are always accessible during office hours and the larger classes have very helpful TAs. I love being surrounded by smart, informed, and passionate peers, and have learned so much about the world from their experiences. There are plenty of activities to get involved with, including (but not limited to) community service organizations, campus publications, cultural clubs, club and intramural sports teams, 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 club ultimate frisbee team, an editorial assistant for The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and an Asian politics writer for the Georgetown Caravel. It can be nerve-racking to move 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 Georgetown student.
E-mail: bar90@georgetown.edu

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Pennsylvania
Allison Van Grinsven Allison Van Grinsven
School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Health Care Management and Policy
HOMETOWN: West Chester, PA
HIGH SCHOOL: Villa Maria Academy
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Alpha Phi Omega, Georgetown University Women In Leadership, Relay for Life

Allison Van Grinsven Hi future Pennsylvania Hoyas! My name is Allison Van Grinsven, and I am a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Health Care Management and Policy (with no minor currently but we’re working on that!). Although I was born and raised in West Chester, PA (about 40 minutes outside of Philly), I can honestly say that Georgetown and D.C. in general feel like home to me. I remember taking my first tour of campus and knowing that there was something unique about this university. Georgetown is where I am meant to be. The combination of great friends, along with the ability to constantly learn from others, are what I love most about Georgetown. The community is filled with so many caring, intelligent, and motivated individuals. The faculty are engaging and knowledgeable. I entered freshman year filled with nerves, but returning to campus as a sophomore only filled me with excitement and joy. A lot of these emotions and memories come from being a part of GAAP. I am also a member of Georgetown’s service fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega), as well as an active member of Relay for Life and Georgetown University Women In Leadership. Outside of academics and extracurriculars, I love to explore D.C. by trying tons of different restaurants and coffee shops (I have a running list of places to try in my phone), checking out the museums, or just taking a walk around a new neighborhood with friends. No matter what your interests may be, this school and this city provide students with limitless opportunities. I am so proud to call myself a Hoya! I love to chat about Georgetown and D.C. (if you couldn’t already tell) so please feel free to reach out with questions! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ahv126@georgetown.edu

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Puerto Rico
María Gabriela Blanco María Gabriela Blanco
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: English
HOMETOWN: Guaynabo, PR
HIGH SCHOOL: Academia San José, Baldwin School of PR
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown Club Fencing, Reventón

María Gabriela Blanco Hey future Hoyas! My name is Gaby and I’m a sophomore in the College from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. I am so excited to welcome you all to the Hilltop! Going to college has without a doubt been a huge shift, but thanks to the community around me, Georgetown has become my second home, and I could not imagine studying anywhere else. From the very first day, I have met people from countless different backgrounds, including places I didn’t even know existed! It was a little daunting at first. Puerto Rico isn’t exactly the most diverse place in the world, but that is definitely not the case here, and I can say it is something that makes an enormous difference—especially in terms of understanding the world around us. Apart from that, everyone is so incredibly kind and dedicated and passionate; it really is a wonderful community. While the weather has taken some time to get used to (goodbye year-round summer!), Georgetown’s location definitely makes it worth it. It has that suburban neighborhood vibe, with plenty of things to do at M Street, while still being in close proximity to the rest of the city. Apart from events, concerts, festivals; sometimes it really is nice to just go to the National Mall area and explore a new museum. Academically, Georgetown offers a wide array of fascinating classes, taught by intelligent and inspiring professors. This semester I have enjoyed all of my classes—which include Introduction to Fiction Writing and Religion and Existentialism—and have been challenged by them in so many unique ways. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have about Georgetown, or if you just want to talk; my door is always open! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mgb82@georgetown.edu

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Rhode Island
Luke O’Grady Luke O’Grady
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: STIA
HOMETOWN: Barrington, RI
HIGH SCHOOL: Barrington High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Philodemic Society, NSO, SFS Dean's Office Job, and SFS Proseminar Peer Mentor

Luke O’Grady Hey future Hoyas!!! My name is Luke O’Grady and I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. I am planning to major in STIA (Science, Technology, and International Affairs) and minor in French. I am originally from the small town of Barrington, Rhode Island. As much as I loved living in Rhode Island, I knew I wanted to go away to college and meet people from all over the world. The diverse and welcoming community I found at Georgetown definitely helped me feel at home right away! During my GAAP weekend and NSO, I was so pleased to meet new people from cool places and learn about their experiences. I am constantly in awe of how much people are willing to share and engage with me on a variety of issues. Everyone here encourages one another to be a better student and person every day, which I think is very unique to the Georgetown culture. Living in D.C. is also a huge plus! The Georgetown neighborhood itself feels really warm and cozy, but it is so close in proximity to the buzz of downtown. There is nothing better than visiting all of the free world-class museums and eating at all of the great restaurants nearby! In addition to serving on GAAP, I am on the officer corps for the Philodemic Debate Society, which was founded in 1830 and is Georgetown’s oldest club! I am also a member of New Student Orientation (NSO) and work in the SFS Dean’s Office. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the Hilltop, so please do not hesitate to reach out! I hope to welcome you to the Hilltop soon! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ljo15@georgetown.edu

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SOUTH CAROLINA
Jaydon Skinner Jaydon Skinner
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Summerville, SC
HIGH SCHOOL: Cane Bay High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Blue and Gray Tour Guides, SaxaFund, GU Eating Society

Jaydon Skinner Hi Prospective Hoyas, my name is Jaydon Skinner and I am a sophomore in the Georgetown College. I am studying Government and Anthropology, while also hoping to minor in Journalism. In addition to serving as GAAP chair for the state of South Carolina, I am a member of the Blue and Gray Tour Guides Society, GU Eating Society, and SaxaFund. I love exploring D.C. and the Georgetown neighborhood, whether by trying new restaurants in the area, or taking a jog to the many historic landmarks nearby. It took me a while to come around to the idea of attending Georgetown, as I was not sure this was the right place for me. After seeing campus for the first time on move-in day my freshman year, I quickly began to realize Georgetown was definitely my home. Looking back at my first year on the Hilltop, I feel blessed to have made so many great friends and been given an abundance of opportunities by this university. Georgetown is truly a place that has something to offer for everyone, and is an environment conducive to growth and exploration. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience thus far, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds! Picking a university can definitely be a challenging task, but I hope to be a useful resource as you make the decision that is best for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, or if you just want to chat. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors, and HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: jas644@georgetown.edu

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SOUTH Dakota
Áine Crinion Áine Crinion
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Brookings, SD
HIGH SCHOOL: Brookings High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Federal and DC relations committee, GU Politics, Model UN, VCW Hall Council, College Dems

Áine Crinion Hailing from the home of the jackrabbits, I'm Áine Crinion from Brookings! I'm currently a freshman in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics. Though you certainly won't find any jackrabbits or jackalopes out here in DC, I'm so happy that you're considering to cheer for a different Jack! Though my family is originally from Ireland, South Dakota has been my home since I was four and since then, I've come to love the rolling plains, the quirky landmarks (Mitchell Corn Palace anyone?) and the welcoming atmosphere that define our state. Throughout high school, I was involved in debate, choir, student council, and HOBY! Since coming to Georgetown, I've become involved with the concert choir, the Model UN team, and GU Politics, and I'm so excited to take advantage of the array of opportunities offered both on and off campus. Moving thousands of miles away from my family was difficult, but since coming to Georgetown, I've already heard fascinating speakers, explored DC's many museums, and eaten a few too many cupcakes. At Georgetown, I can interact with students who share my passion for international affairs and who are excited to learn about all topics, whether it be the Middle East during WWI or measuring GDP in developing countries.
E-mail: alc304@georgetown.edu

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Tennessee
Matt Davis Matt Davis
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Chattanooga, TN
HIGH SCHOOL: Baylor School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, International Relations Club, College Democrats, Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, and the Student Advocacy Office

Matt Davis Hey y’all! I’m Matt, and I’m from a town outside of Chattanooga. I went to Baylor School, where I was involved in theater, Model UN, and student government. I’m a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, and although I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to study yet, I’m leaning towards a major in International Politics with a minor in Chinese. At Georgetown, I am involved with the International Relations Club, College Democrats, Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, and the Student Advocacy Office (protects the rights of students in disciplinary matters). I have especially enjoyed working with SaxaFund, which is an entirely student-run crowdfunding platform. It seeks to animate ideas to make the the Hilltop a better place by connecting student initiatives with financial support from alumni and the broader Georgetown community. In my free time, I like to explore D.C. by trying new restaurants, running on the National Mall, and visiting cool Smithsonians. Living in D.C. has been an amazing experience so far, especially given the fantastic opportunities made available by Georgetown’s unique location. Within the first few weeks of school, I was able to hear from amazing speakers like Bradley Cooper, Marco Rubio, and even the Foreign Minister of Japan! The most incredible thing about Georgetown is that there is a space and community for every person. I am so excited to welcome y’all to the Hilltop, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. Becoming a Hoya was the best decision of my life, and I hope to see y’all soon. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mhd54@georgetown.edu

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Texas
Caroline Coopersmith Caroline Coopersmith
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: College Station, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: A&M Consolidated High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Ultimate Frisbee, GUMSHOE

Caroline Coopersmith Hey there! My name is Caroline Coopersmith and I’m a freshman in the college, planning to major in government and minor in public health. I’m from College Station, Texas which is where Texas A&M University is (Gig ’em). Despite being from a college town that boasts 60,000 students, I knew I wanted a smaller and more intimate feel for my college experience. I absolutely love being a student at Georgetown. Not only have I been able to make friends with people from around the world, but I’ve been challenged to improve myself both personally and academically. Georgetown truly has a diverse community of people interested in both bettering themselves and improving the world around them. People are genuinely curious and constantly connect classroom materials to the outside world. Coming from a public high school, I was worried about being overwhelmed by classes. I can honestly say that all of my classes have challenged me to rethink and expand upon what I already know, but my classmates and professors are incredibly willing to help if I ever need it. What I love about being here is how accessible the professors are. Going into office hours just to say hi can turn into a forty-five minute discussion on how growing up in the South frames how I view discussions in my classes. D.C. has so many incredible opportunities available, from access to internships to museums to restaurants to guest speakers, so no two weeks at Georgetown are ever the same. While the transition between my hometown and Washington D.C. has definitely been substantial (from my coursework to the football stadium size), there is no place I’d rather be.
E-mail: crc153@georgetown.edu

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US Virgin Islands
Caroline Teare Caroline Teare
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: US Virgin Islands
HIGH SCHOOL: Antilles High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Varsity Sailing, GOLD

Caroline Teare Hello Hoyas! My name is Caroline Teare, and I am a sophomore in the College. I am from the U.S. Virgin Islands, which gives me a unique background here at Georgetown. One of the most amazing things about Georgetown is that there are so many students with unique backgrounds. I am considering a double major in Justice and Peace Studies and Government, as well as a minor in Spanish. I am on the Varsity Sailing Team, which requires me to practice during the week and compete on weekends. I am also a member of GOLD (Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development), and was a mentor for the organization's pre-orientation program this past summer. Georgetown has served me well in many ways, which is why I am giving back as a GAAP Chair. During my first semester at Georgetown, I took a class called Race and Racism in American Culture, and it was quite literally all I could talk about for weeks. I’m currently taking Issues in Biology, which is taught by an incredibly engaging professor. I have attended lectures by both Bill Clinton and Bradley Cooper, the latter being one of the new highlights of my life. Being a student at an elite university like Georgetown offers things that many other places simply cannot. This school has given me new insight, a new family and home, incredible challenges, and some seriously fun times. I cannot wait for you to come and have your own new experiences as a fellow Hoya.
E-mail: cat117@georgetown.edu

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Utah
Jordan Hughes Jordan Hughes
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2019
MAJOR: Justice and Peace Studies (JUPS)
HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City, UT
HIGH SCHOOL: Skyline High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, ESCAPE Retreat Leader, Admissions Office, local yoga studios and coffee shop enthusiast

Jordan Hughes Hey Utah Hoyas, we need more of you! I’m Jordan, hailing from Salt Lake City, UT. Graduating from Skyline High, I booked it out to the East Coast for a change of culture, taking a risk on my future that thankfully has paid off with huge returns. Currently in the College, I’m studying Justice and Peace Studies with a minor in Government, though I began in the School of Nursing and Health Studies with an emphasis in Global Health. Throughout my four plus years, I’ve diligently worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, interacting with prospective high schoolers and welcoming visitors and groups from all over. I joined a splattering of organizations my first couple years, including H*yas for Choice, DC Schools Project, and further engagement with the Center for Social Justice. Now in my senior year, I pursue the activities that mean the most to me, including a leadership position for the ESCAPE retreat, a first year and transfer program to welcome the newest Hoyas with a weekend up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I dared myself to perform in Rangila, arguably Georgetown’s biggest philanthropic dance showcase of the year hosted by the South Asian Society. Catch me perusing the many coffee shops of DC to study or running along the Monuments or the many trails Roosevelt Island in my free time. I’m a fiend for a good farmer’s market and the numerous diverse neighborhoods of this melting pot of a city. Please feel free to send a quick email and reach out! I wish someone had been there for me when I was 17 at hesitantly looking across the country, and I’m committing myself to provide that presence for you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jhh86@georgetown.edu

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Vermont
Samantha Tritt Samantha Tritt
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Linguistics
HOMETOWN: Shelburne, VT
HIGH SCHOOL: Rice Memorial High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, The Georgetown Voice

Samantha Tritt Hey future Hoyas! My name is Samantha Tritt and I am originally from Shelburne, Vermont. Just like any typical Vermonter, I love to spend time outside, whether its skiing in the winter or hiking the many trails of the green mountains in the summer. Moving to an urban environment was a huge adjustment from my small town life, but I have never once questioned my decision to become a Hoya. I am currently a freshman in the College majoring in Linguistics. I’m a member of The Voice, where I work on the design and leisure teams. I love to travel and learn about different cultures. Studying in D.C. allows me to pursue my love of learning about the world, not only through my classes, but through the people I meet as well as various museums and exhibits around the city. Being a Georgetown student means being a part of a diverse and passionate community. I felt a sense of belonging the moment I stepped onto campus. Not only do the students here take their academics seriously, but they also pursue a wide variety of interests. Whether it be art, music, sports, community service or anything in between, everyone at Georgetown is passionate about something. Since coming to Georgetown, not only have I found time to pursue my own passions, but I’ve discovered new interests as well. I love to participate in different clubs and activities on campus, but I also enjoy spending time reading, drawing, or listening to music. Being at Georgetown isn't just about getting a degree, it's about growing as an individual and learning about the world around you.
E-mail: sat101@georgetown.edu

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Virginia
Madison Duval Madison Duval
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Government & Environmental Studies
HOMETOWN: Roanoke, VA
HIGH SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School/ The Roanoke Valley Governor’s School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU College Dems, GIVES, GU Votes

Madison Duval Hello, fellow Virginians and future Hoyas! My name is Maddy Duval and I am a freshman in the College studying Government and Environmental Studies (as of right now). I am from Roanoke, Virginia. As the only student from my high school who decided to come to Georgetown, I felt very overwhelmed by the prospect of moving to a new city alone. However, my experience at GAAP weekend completely changed my mindset and made me ecstatic to become a Hoya (I even met my roommate!). I received an overwhelming welcome from students and staff as soon as I stepped foot on campus. The change of pace between Southwest Virginia and a busy city like D.C. is obvious, but I have found that the new environment is exactly what I needed. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to try new things. D.C. has so much to offer, like ever-changing museum exhibits, concerts, festivals, and more. The constant opportunities to venture off campus always remind me of how lucky I am to go to school here. We have endless activities and organizations on the Hilltop as well, and as a member of GAAP, I hope to help give you the push you need to take advantage of it all. On campus, I am involved with GIVES (a random act of kindness club through which I’ve met some of my closest friends) and GU Politics. I can’t wait to join more clubs and organizations as the year goes on! There are so many things that make Georgetown special, and I look forward to sharing them with you!
E-mail: mpd90@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, Georgetown Women’s Club Soccer Team, Yates Field House Staff

Mallory Price Hello to my fellow (other!) Washington Hoyas! My name is Mallory Price, and I’m a sophomore 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! Currently on campus, I am involved with GAAP, the Georgetown Women’s Club Soccer (GUWCS) team, and Student Staff at Yates Field House. College by no means is easy, but Georgetown has given me a sense of purpose that makes each challenge rewarding. I’ve found my classes to be engaging, useful, and meaningful while my professors have been accessible, interesting, and committed. Whether I’m waking up early for a run to the National Mall, listening to a well-known speaker on campus, or simply enduring a late-night study session with my roommate, I know that I’ve truly found my home on the Hilltop. Between 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: Finance & Accounting
HOMETOWN: Pineville, WV
HIGH SCHOOL: Wyoming East High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GUASFCU, Rotaract Club, MSB Peer Ambassador

Erika Kissel Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Erika Kissel, and I am a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business intending to major in Finance and Accounting with a minor in German. While the “Hilltop” definitely doesn’t compare to the height of the Mountain Mama’s rolling mountains, Georgetown has definitely become my home away from home. On the Hilltop, I am involved in GUASFCU (the student-run credit union), Rotaracts, and the MSB Peer Ambassadors. In addition to a diverse and plentiful number 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, which is a class of 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. Going into my second year 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
CJ Nolte CJ Nolte
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Biochemistry
HOMETOWN: La Crosse, WI
HIGH SCHOOL: Aquinas High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Make-A-Wish, GUMSHOE, Club Baseball

CJ Nolte Hello fellow and future Hoyas! My name is CJ Nolte and I am currently a sophomore studying Biochemistry and on a pre-medical track in the College. As I’m sure many of you know, Georgetown has offered me the chance to learn the skills necessary to thrive in my future career aspirations. As a pre-medical student, I have worked hand-in-hand with world-class teachers both within classroom and laboratory settings. From chemistry to biology, I have developed an invaluable foundation in the wonders of these natural sciences. Before stepping foot on the Hilltop, I grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Unlike the rolling corn fields of my dairy-filled homeland, Washington D.C offers students an incredible place to learn and adventure. Personally, I have tried to utilize the city encompassing Georgetown as much as possible! From trying new places to eat, catching a show at the Kennedy Center, or taking a scroll among the monuments, D.C offers a little something for everything I have dreamed of doing! Yet, Georgetown is much more than it’s academics or the city around it. With students from each corner of the globe, Georgetown has developed a melting point of cultural diversity within its student life. Within days of coming to Georgetown, I quickly meet a wealth of new friends from across the globe. Paired with its diverse student life, Georgetown offers students a wealth of clubs and groups to get involved in. With volunteer organizations, club sports, business-focused groups, and much more, Georgetown has a little something for everyone. From participation in the Make-A-Wish Club, Club Baseball, and Hoya Blue, I have made memories and friends that will last with me forever! As Georgetown’s Wisconsin student representative, I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on the Hilltop!
E-mail: cpn12@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: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Club Swimming, GIVES, GPB

Caroline Berner Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Caroline and I am from Jackson, Wyoming! I am currently undeclared in the College of Arts and Sciences. I was born and raised in Chicago, but my family moved to Jackson right before my freshman year of high school. Wyoming then became my home! Now, I am lucky enough to have a third home here on the Hilltop. I felt nervous when I decided to attend Georgetown because I worried that I would be too far and that the city would be too different. However, these worries were quickly put to rest! Georgetown feels like the small community we are all used to, and the city is easy to navigate. I joined GUSA (essentially student government) and Club Swimming, as well as a club that allows me to tutor middle schoolers in the D.C. area. These are just a snapshot of the extracurricular activities available to all Georgetown students! I would love to talk to you about your concerns, interests, the application process, life on the Hilltop, or anything else. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cpb70@georgetown.edu

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Transfer Chairs

Tyler Chan Tyler Chan
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Economics
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, NV
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Asian American Student Association, Lecture Fund, Hamilton Society

Tyler Chan What rocks, prospective Hoyas! My name is Tyler Chan and I am a sophomore transfer student studying Economics in the College. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and I transferred from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After going through so much change in my life, I can confidently say that coming to the Hilltop was one of the best choices of my life. Georgetown is so different from my previous institution, and that's what I love about the Hilltop! I came to the Hilltop for three reasons: 1) the academic rigor, 2) the location, and 3) the people. It goes without saying that Georgetown is a world-renowned school, and the classes I've taken so far reflect that standard. The location of the school in the nation’s capital, puts it close to organizations such as the Brookings Institute, the IMF, and the World Bank. The people at Georgetown are great: everyone here has something to contribute to the world and are supportive of those who have different goals. That support, especially within the transfer community, is strong and has allowed me to grow as a student at the Hilltop. With an abundance of resources around campus, there's always something for you to do: whether it be studying in Lau or going to a social event hosted by a cultural society or attending a forum with a guest speaker (did someone say Bradley Cooper?). Beyond that, there are several organizations that cater to people from all backgrounds, such as those looking into consulting to those looking for fellow grilling aficionados! Besides studying, I'm also involved in several other organizations such as the Asian American Student Association, the Lecture Fund, the Alexander Hamilton Society, and work part-time at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Choosing a college to attend is no easy task, but I hope to make that decision a little easier for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
E-mail: tyc11@georgetown.edu

Harry Coffee Harry Coffee
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Cranbury, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Villanova University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Lecture Fund

Harry Coffee Hello, prospective Hoyas! My name is Harry Coffee, and I am a junior transfer majoring in Government and minoring in History. I come to the Hilltop from Cranbury, New Jersey, which is a small town right outside of Princeton. I transferred to Georgetown this year from Villanova University in Radnor, Pennsylvania, and I could not be more excited to be here! As a child, it was always my dream to study at Georgetown and last spring, I decided the time was right to make that dream a reality. I wanted to pursue both a more rigorous Government program and political internship opportunities in Washington D.C., the epicenter of American politics. While it was initially difficult to leave my friends behind and attend school farther away from home, I quickly discovered how welcoming everyone is here. Except for my Dad getting out of the car and dancing on move-in day, I am amazed by all of the positive interactions I’ve had on campus and with fellow Hoyas. From New Student Orientation to the Transfer LLC to student clubs and organizations, Georgetown offers many ways to integrate into our community. In fact, I believe the community at this university is what makes the Hilltop so special. There is a commitment to benevolence, helping one another, and ensuring that no one will be left behind here. These principles hold true both in the classroom and in social settings and encapsulate how incredible this community is. While the coursework will be more challenging and seem overwhelming at times, your friends will help make life manageable. There are so many fun activities and groups to participate in on campus and so many events and places to explore off campus. To paraphrase: you will never be bored at Georgetown! Beyond classes, I serve as a board member for the Georgetown Lecture Fund and as a general member for several other clubs. This semester, I am interning for a political consulting firm and intend to intern for one of New Jersey’s congressional members in the Spring. I also love to run along the monuments and explore restaurants and stores in the Georgetown neighborhood. Transferring here was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I hope that you are encouraged to apply here as well. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about Georgetown or the transfer process and I would love to talk with you! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: hmc82@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 senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. I hail from Bridgewater, New Jersey, which is a town in Central Jersey. This past 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 system 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 junior 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 and Disability Studies. 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 worth it. 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. I'm usually working in a lab or the MSB, but I'm also heavily involved in Transfer Council and Campus Outreach. 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

Kira Macauley Kira Macauley
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Government
HOMETOWN: Marlborough, MA
PREVIOUS UNIVERSITY: Emory University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Transfer Council, Center for Social Justice Community-Based Learning, Hoya Helpers, GU Politics

Kira Macauley Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Kira Macauley and I’m from central Massachusetts. I’m a junior in the College majoring in Government and minoring in Education, Inquiry, and Justice. I transferred during the spring semester of my sophomore year from Emory University. Transferring can be daunting and confusing, but I could not be any happier here at Georgetown. You can find me seeing speakers ranging from past presidents to famous actors (did you know that Bradley Cooper transferred to Georgetown?) at Gaston Hall, getting fresh apple cider from the farmer’s market, or studying in the Great Room. When I’m not on the Hilltop, I love to explore the capital and visit the museums along the National Mall. There’s something for everyone on the Hilltop, between classes, internship opportunities, clubs, and meeting new friends, you’ll find a way to fill your time quickly. I look forward to hearing from all of you and would love to grab a cup of coffee if you come to campus! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: krm116@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

Chris Mungiello Chris Mungiello
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Livingston, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Villanova University
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, New Student Orientation, College Democrats, Program Board, Reventón Latino

Chris Mungiello Hi future Hoyas! My name is Christopher Mungiello and I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics. I am originally from Livingston, New Jersey and transferred from Villanova University. I applied to Georgetown the beginning of my second semester freshman year because it had always been my dream school and I wanted to see if it could fill the space that I was missing. Within the first couple of weeks, I felt that Georgetown was exactly what I wanted and felt at home. One of my favorite things about Georgetown is the speakers who come here. People from Hillary Clinton to Bradley Cooper have all come to the Hilltop. I joined GU Politics, which is a club on campus that sets up political speaker events on campus. Georgetown’s faculty is one of the best in the world and I have witnessed it first hand by having both a Foreign Service Officer and a public intellectual teach me riveting subjects. Another thing I love about Georgetown is being in Washington, DC. I have had the opportunity to see the monuments multiple times, meet up with friends from different schools, and even intern on Capitol Hill. No doubt that speaker events and Capitol Hill are amazing, but the most important thing about Georgetown for me is the vibrant community here on campus. There is truly something for everyone here whether it be the intramural teams, the numerous student-run publications, or the political clubs. Georgetown offers superb transfer oriented activities from transfer ESCAPE, a secular retreat program, to events hosted by transfer council. All of these have given me an opportunity to bond with people who have felt the same way I did as a new transfer. Recently, I was a new student orientation advisor for transfer students, which was a great way to introduce transfers to Georgetown. Furthermore, I am not just confined to being in the transfer community, I am also a part of Georgetown University Democrats, Georgetown Programming Board, Georgetown Public Speaking, and Reventón, a dance club on campus that has let me show off my merengue skills on stage in Gaston Hall. In other words, Georgetown has provided me, and will provide you, with the opportunity to try different activities and meet new people. Please free feel to reach out to me with questions at any time, and remember, Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cfm68@georgetown.edu

Suad Pjetrovic Suad Pjetrovic
School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: Healthcare Management and Policy
HOMETOWN: Elmwood Park, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Bergen Community College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Transfer LLC

Suad Pjetrovic Hey future Hoyas! My name is Suad Pjetrovic and I am a junior transfer from Elmwood Park, New Jersey. I am in the School of Nursing and Health Studies studying Health Care Management and Policy on the Administration track. I spent my first two years of college at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ before I transferred to Georgetown in the Fall of 2018. Transferring is not always the easiest task in the world, but here at Georgetown you will have a community of previous transfers that were once in your shoes and will guide you throughout your time here on the Hilltop! I currently live on the Transfer Living Learning Community (LLC) floor with all transfer students which has tremendously aided my transition to Georgetown. Living on the Transfer LLC has been such an amazing experience thus far and has fostered a great social environment for many of us. Georgetown is such an amazing place with so many unique opportunities both on and off campus available to all students so look forward to these experiences! If you have any questions or need advice about transferring to Georgetown, especially regarding the Transfer LLC or the Health Care Management and Policy major, feel free to contact me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sp1316@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 junior 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 become 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 is truly never a dull moment here! There are always fun things to do on campus; I love to explore 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

Jacob Werden Jacob Werden
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Operations and Information Management
HOMETOWN: West Windsor, NJ
PREVIOUS INSTITUTION: Washington University in St. Louis
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Club Triathlon, Running Club, Club Swim, Relay for Life, Georgetown Stories, Georgetown Israel Alliance

Jacob Werden Hello future Hoyas! My name is Jacob Werden and I am a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business School studying OPIM, Math, and Computer Science. I'm from West Windsor, NJ, grew up mostly in Chapel Hill, NC (go Tarheels!!), and spent my freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis. Transferring to Georgetown was one of the greatest decisions of my life. It's quite the experience to simply be a Hoya, but having the shoes of a transfer student allows me to see this with greater clarity. No matter how exhausting classes are, how bad the weather is, or how loud the planes are at Reagan International, there is ALWAYS something to look forward to. From world-renowned campus guests, to AMAZING food, to a bustling world-class city at our doorstep, Georgetown is a happening place. While the events and opportunities here are limitless, it is the people that make Georgetown special. The Georgetown community is incredibly welcoming, open-minded, and willing to accept you for who you are. My transition here as a transfer student has been full of unconditional support from students, staff, and faculty all over campus. Within a matter of weeks, I knew I was home. In addition to GAAP, I am a member of club triathlon, running, swimming, Relay for Life, Georgetown Stories, and the Georgetown Israel Alliance. Outside of the Front Gates, my favorite things to do in DC include going for runs with Georgetown Running Club to various national landmarks, exploring new restaurants on M Street, visiting museums with friends, and watching the sunset over the Potomac from the Georgetown Waterfront. If you have any questions about ANYTHING, feel free to reach out to me! I hope to see you here on the Hilltop!
E-mail: jdw276@georgetown.edu

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International Chairs

ASIA
Yamini Jena Yamini Jena  |  China
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Economics
HOMETOWN: Hong Kong, China
HIGH SCHOOL: Hong Kong International School
ACTIVITIES: Rangila, NSO, MoneyThink, Carroll Fellows Initiative

Yamini Jena Hello, future Hoyas! I’m Yamini Jena and I’m currently a sophomore in the College studying Economics with a minor in Classics. My parents are expats so I’ve lived in a few countries growing up, but most recently have been living in Hong Kong for about six years now. I was understandably nervous about going to a college so far away from home, but Georgetown couldn’t have made the transition easier. Activities like Rangila, an annual charity dance showcase, gave me a community my very first month on campus. I also tutor and coordinate programs for MoneyThink, a service initiative that educates students in various DC public schools about financial literacy, participate in the Carroll Fellowship, and am an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation (NSO). Georgetown offers an enormous number of student organizations, allowing me (and you!) to find something that matches each and all of my interests. Beyond Georgetown’s campus, there’s always something to do in DC. From early morning runs along the waterfront, to the plethora of food festivals, to the monuments, and to the variety of Chinese restaurants I’ve found to help me cope with homesickness - DC truly does have it all. I hope that you’re excited to begin this new journey as a Hoya and I can’t wait to see you all on campus! If you have any questions about life at Georgetown, my transition to college, or living abroad, then please reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: yj140@georgetown.edu

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Kelly Wu Kelly Wu  |  China
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Xi’an, China
HIGH SCHOOL: Friends Select School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Georgetown UNICEF, Georgetown Ballroom

Kelly Wu Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Kelly Wu, and I am a sophomore in the College, majoring in Mathematics. I grew up in Xi’an, China and came to Philadelphia for high school. As an international student, I was in your shoes a few years ago. I understand the difficulties when it comes to making a decision to attend a college in a different country, so I am here to help. I will say that coming to Georgetown is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is a wonderful place that has so much to offer. You will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and constantly be challenged and inspired! You will find that Georgetown has such a welcome and supportive community! No matter what your interests are, you will be able to find a group of people who share your interests here on the Hilltop. In addition, the location of Georgetown allows Hoyas to explore the beauty of D.C. and embrace the cosmopolitan vibe. I cannot say more about the opportunity that you will have at Georgetown in terms of academics, extracurricular activities, and professional development. You will see your growth at Georgetown, and the four years that you are going to spend at Georgetown will definitely be memorable for you. I am super excited to welcome the future Hoyas to join us along this amazing journey! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me. Hope I will see you soon on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: yw530@georgetown.edu

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Ratna Adhikari Ratna Adhikari  |  Myanmar
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2020
MAJOR: International Business
HOMETOWN: Yangon, Myanmar
HIGH SCHOOL: International School Yangon
ACTIVITIES: McDonough Women, Delta Phi Epsilon, The Georgetown Voice

Ratna Adhikari Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Ratna Adhikari and I am from Yangon, Myanmar. I am a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in International Business and minoring in Economics. Georgetown is about meeting people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and interests and finding your own. It is where I have found my home away from home. I am on the Mentorship Board of McDonough Women, member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional International Relations Sorority, and on the Business Team of the Georgetown Voice. Whether you are interested in startups, politics, arts, or fashion, the city of D.C. and the people you will meet here will allow you to explore all of them and how they are interconnected. I cannot wait to welcome you to the beautiful campus, neighborhood, and friendships that will last a lifetime! If you have any questions or are interested in the clubs I am involved in and my experience as an international student at Georgetown, please reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ra918@georgetown.edu

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Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim  |  Pakistan
McDonough School of Business (MSB)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Islamabad, Pakistan
HIGH SCHOOL: International School of Islamabad
ACTIVITIES: Mock Trial, Honor Council, International Students Association, GAAP

Ahmed Ibrahim !سلام مستقبل میں ہوۓ. My name is Ahmed Ibrahim, and I am a current first-year student in the McDonough School of Business (MSB) here at Georgetown. I was born in Colorado, but have lived my life in the USA, Switzerland, UAE, UK, Thailand, and Pakistan (in that order). Though it has barely been two months since I first arrived at the hilltop, my time here thus far has been jam-packed with positive and happy moments. I've made so many friends, both through my pre-orientation program and through the numerous opportunities available to us on campus, that I feel I really belong to this special community on the Hilltop. The people that I've met here so far have really given me a home on the Hilltop which is something I really needed - given my actual home is approximately 7,000 miles away. Stepping foot into this political arena known as DC, there are thousands of opportunities provided to us as Georgetown students to follow our passions irrespective of what they are. Ranging from the natural sciences to art, music, dance, history, etc. the District of Columbia has it all. Georgetown is centrally located and everything is easily accessible by the metro/bus. I have loved exploring the city I get to call my home for the next four years and hope to continue to do so with some of you one day!
E-mail: ahi7@georgetown.edu

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Julia Tumangan Julia Tumangan  |  Philippines
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Manila, Philippines
HIGH SCHOOL: Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA)
ACTIVITIES: Moneythink, Asian-American Student Association, Club Filipino

Julia Tumangan Hello, prospective Hoyas! I’m Julia, a freshman in the college, and I am from Manila, Philippines. I am currently undeclared, but I plan on majoring in Economics and possibly minoring in Business Administration. As someone who was in your shoes not too long ago, I know the apprehensions you might have about attending university so far from home. I felt that way too, but after just a few months here on the Hilltop, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go abroad and to go to Georgetown. There is so much to love about this school. The location of the school is great! DC isn’t too fast-paced, but there’s always something going on on campus, in Georgetown, or in the greater DC area. I actually spent one of my first Saturdays here at the DC Gelato Festival! Additionally, the school has so many resources and opportunities available to students. There are always opportunities for you to try something you’ve never heard of, see a speaker you may not have thought you’d be interested in, or attend an event you never imagined yourself going to. For example, I once attended a Glow Zumba class at Yates! Most importantly, the people I’ve met so far are some of the smartest, most driven, and most interesting people I know, and they’ve enriched my whole experience here. You’ll meet people from all over the world with incredible stories to impart. I truly feel like I learn something new every day here, not just because of my classes, but also because of the people I’m around. If you have any questions about studying abroad or about Georgetown specifically, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jdt85@georgetown.edu

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Megan Wee Megan Wee  |  Singapore
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Singapore
HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Joseph’s Institution International School
ACTIVITIES: International Relations Club, Georgetown Independent, Georgetown Voice, TEDxGeorgetown, GAAP

Megan Wee Hey all, I’m Megan and I’m from Singapore (I’ve also lived in Malaysia for six years). I am a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, intending to study International History. I’m so glad I chose Georgetown, and hope you do too. You’ll hear all about how special living in DC is, and I think everything I’ve heard about that is true! There’s no place in the world like this city, from the speakers you’ll get to hear to the culture you’ll get to experience. The people at this school are amazing, in that everyone has something special about them, and I am so lucky to be a part of this community. I’m really excited to meet all of you, and feel free to message me with any questions you have about being an international student. I can’t emphasize enough how far away from home I am, but how much I’m loving it anyways!
E-mail: mlw110@georgetown.edu

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Haripoom Prasutchai Haripoom Prasutchai  |  Thailand
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Political Economy
HOMETOWN: Bangkok, Thailand
HIGH SCHOOL: International Community School, Bangkok
ACTIVITIES: The Lecture Fund, GUThai, Rangila, Jazz Band, DC Schools Project

Haripoom Prasutchai Hello to all prospective students! My name is Haripoom, but everyone just calls me Hari. I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in French. Whether you are thinking about applying to or have already been accepted by Georgetown, congratulations! This may sound like an exaggeration, but when I first heard of Georgetown as a clueless 8th grader, I became completely enamored with everything that Georgetown has to offer, and now I am glad to call it my (second) home. Georgetown and DC never fails to remind me of the home 8000 miles away. Of course, there are plenty of top-notch, somewhat affordable restaurants dotted around town to remedy my homesickness. But, foremost it is the sense of belonging that you could easily find anywhere on campus: dorms, classes, clubs, from all of which I have met and made lifelong friends. And if you’re bringing something new and unique to campus? Go for it--that is why we started GUThai, which the university allowed us to do with not many obstacles. What is truly remarkable about Georgetown is that wherever you’re from, Georgetown will offer something new for you, and it will be what you make of it. The dealbreaker for me was the unstoppable flow of speakers at Georgetown, which urged me to join the Lecture Fund. As a freshman, I would never have had imagined having the opportunity to staff and sit 10 feet away from Hillary Clinton or Al Gore. Maybe you are dreaming about something different, whether it is the nursing program, the Catholic identity, the location, or Patrick Ewing. I only have so many words I can write in this bio to describe how I fell in love with Georgetown, but if you want to hear more and see for yourself, do not hesitate to contact me or visit and schedule a coffee chat!
E-mail: hp359@georgetown.edu

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AUSTRALIA
Sydney Yin Sydney Yin  |  Australia
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Sydney, Australia
HIGH SCHOOL: Pymble Ladies’ College
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, International Relations Club, Emerging Leader Program, Hoya Snaps, Asian American Society, Campus Ministry

Sydney Yin Hello! My name is Sydney Yin. I was born in China and moved to Australia when I was seven. I am a freshman in the College, and although I am currently undeclared, I am considering studying History or Government. My experience at Georgetown has been everything I have imagined and more. I am involved in the International Relations Club and have loved the opportunity to learn more about Model United Nations. I am also part of the Asian American Student Association and the Emerging Leaders Program, which focuses on developing servant leadership. One of my favorite things about Georgetown is its perfect balance between the quiet serenity that can be found on a Sunday morning walk to the Waterfront and the incredible buzz of being in the nation’s capital. Even on campus, there’s always something happening: whether it is guest speakers or careers fair, there are unlimited opportunities to learn more about both ourselves and our world. I am so excited for you to be a future Hoya and to welcome you to this incredible place on the Hilltop we all call home. If you have any questions about Georgetown, concerns about being an international student, or are just interested in learning more about this transition, don’t hesitate to reach out!
E-mail: sy578@georgetown.edu

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EUROPE
Morgan Peterson Morgan Peterson  |  United Kingdom
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Economics and Justice & Peace Studies
HOMETOWN: Surrey, England
HIGH SCHOOL: ACS Cobham International School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, OWN IT, New Student Orientation, Project Lighthouse, Alpha Kappa Psi, Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative, Rangila

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 double major in Economics and Justice & Peace Studies. Other than being involved with GAAP, I’m also in Project Lighthouse, Alpha Kappa Psi (a co-ed business fraternity), OWN IT, Rangila, the Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative, and I was an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation this year! 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, 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
Casey Schuler Casey Schuler |  Bermuda
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
HIGH SCHOOL: Saltus Grammar School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown University College Democrats, The Cornerstone Initiative

Casey Schuler Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Casey Schuler and I was born and raised in Bermuda. I am currently a sophomore in the College, undeclared, but interested in potentially majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies, History, Theology, or Philosophy, with a minor in Spanish. There are so many places on campus where you can find a home, and I am taking part this year in the Cornerstone Initiative (a dinner mentorship program for new students) and the GU College Democrats where I am the team leader in the advocacy department for Gender Justice. Georgetown itself is incredible, but so is Washington D.C. Full of history, culture, and politics, there is ALWAYS something to do to get away from our “bubble” and see this beautiful city. You are so fortunate to be able to come to the Hilltop, and I can’t wait for you to have all the amazing experiences I know are coming. If you want to talk about what life is like on the Hilltop, have any questions about being an international student, or just want to reach out, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cns68@georgetown.edu

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Juliana Albuquerque Juliana Albuquerque |  Brazil
Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2022
MAJOR: Undeclared
HOMETOWN: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HIGH SCHOOL: The British School, Rio de Janeiro
ACTIVITIES: The Hoya, The Caravel, WGTB, Brazil Club

Juliana Albuquerque Hi, prospective Hoyas! My name is Juliana Albuquerque and I’m currently a freshman in the College, with a tentative double major in English and Government. I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so adapting to the cold weather is definitely a struggle! Apart from that, though, I’ve had no problem adjusting to Georgetown culture. There is something on campus for everyone, whether you’d like to join a sport at club, intramural, or varsity level, or even host your own two-hour radio show, like me! Apart from radio, I also write for The Hoya and The Caravel, two out of many student publications. I am also privileged to be enrolled in extraordinarily interesting classes with professors at the top of their fields, and there is never a dull moment in class—or in events organized by the University, such as lectures with politicians and conversations with none other than Bradley Cooper. On the rare occasion you want to change up the scene and leave campus life, the Georgetown neighborhood and DC both offer incredible options, including trying out a new restaurant or hitting up the free Smithsonian network of museums, all accompanied by the gorgeous DC landscape. There is so much you can get involved in when you’re in the center of politics and culture, and Georgetown students truly do make the most of it. If you’re set on Georgetown, you’re in for a treat! I can’t wait to see you on the Hilltop! Feel free to send me an email with any questions or concerns (or if you want to chat!). Congratulations and HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: ja1301@georgetown.edu

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Katia Cortes Katia Cortes |  MEXICO
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
HOMETOWN: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
HIGH SCHOOL: Vincent Memorial Catholic High School
ACTIVITIES: Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), International Student Association (ISA), Georgetown University Mexican Student Association (GUMSA), Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP), DC Schools Projects

Katia Cortes ¡Hola futuros Hoyas! My name is Katia Cortés and I am from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. I am a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service pursuing a major in STIA with a concentration in Business, Growth, and Development. 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 thus far 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 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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NORTH AMERICA
Xavi Delgado Xavi Delgado |  Canada
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2021
MAJOR: International Politics
HOMETOWN: Vancouver, Canada
HIGH SCHOOL: St. George’s School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, Student Advocacy Office, Bipartisanship Coalition, Club Filipino, Georgetown Bubble, Model UN, Zeta Psi

Xavi Delgado Hey future Hoyas! My name is Xavi, and I’m an undergrad student in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics and International Business Diplomacy. I was born and raised primarily in Vancouver, but my family hails from the Philippines and Spain. Being a student on the Hilltop puts you at the epicentre of some of the biggest debates being had and decisions being made in today’s society: former presidents, chairs of prominent NGOs, members of Congress, and so many others take the time to visit Georgetown and directly engage with students. The only thing better than experiencing history as it happens in the nation’s capital is getting to experience it at an institution well-known for building generations of leaders and path-forgers with a community of people who share your passions. Though I was originally drawn to Georgetown because of this renown for international studies, I quickly found that the Hoya community is so much more than what happens in the classroom. Georgetown culture is as much about excellence in academics as it is about school spirit and enthusiasm for your interests, whatever they may be – there are over 200 clubs on the Hilltop ranging from dance groups to student-run businesses. The lifelong memories you will build as a Hoya will take place in your freshman dorm common room, at the National Mall, in the student section at sports games, and anywhere else you and your friends choose to craft your Georgetown experience. The world passes through Washington D.C., and Georgetown will give you the opportunity to explore that world from an entirely unique perspective. I am so excited to welcome you to the Hilltop, whether it be this Fall, Spring, or anytime in the future. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: xad2@georgetown.edu

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