Connect with Hoyas

Want to talk to a current Georgetown student? You’ve come to the right place!

GAAP Students volunteer to be Regional Chairs, State Chairs, Transfer Chairs, and International Chairs! All these Chairs are available to answer any questions about what it is like to be a Georgetown student.

Examples Questions to GAAP Chairs

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?

Admissions-Related Questions

Key Bridge

GAAP Members are not directly involved in the Admissions process, and thus, cannot answer admissions-related questions.
Georgetown University practices holistic admissions. To gain a better understanding of the student population at Georgetown and the competition for admission, please look at the Accepted Students’ Profile.
To learn general Information for first-year students, please read Information for Candidates document.


GAAP Chairs Profiles

Please click Regional Chairs, State Chairs, Transfer Chairs, and International Chairs to navigate through the profiles. Select any of our chairs to read their biography and to find contact information.

Regional Chairs

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government
Hometown: Nashua, NH
High School: Nashua High School South
Activities: GAAP, Pep Band, LGBTQ Resource Center, New Student Orientation

Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Ben (he/him), and I am a junior in the College majoring in Government and minoring in Spanish from Nashua, New Hampshire. Outside of class, I am an Orientation Captain for New Student Orientation, I play saxophone in Pep Band, and I spent three semesters working in the LGBTQ Resource Center. My favorite part of attending Georgetown is the academics. All the professors are so amazing, and I do not have enough time to take all the classes I want to. Aside from attending class, I love being part of New Student Orientation. As a member of the NSO team I have had the opportunity to share my love for Georgetown with new students and ensure that they are prepared to succeed on campus. Moving to Washington, D.C. was a big change for me, and I love every second living in our nation’s capital, but it has made me appreciate the beauty of New England so much more when returning home for breaks. Please reach out to chat about Georgetown, the Northeast, or anything in between. I hope you choose Georgetown, and I cannot wait to answer any questions you have and welcome you to the Hilltop soon!
E-mail:  brt16@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Neurobiology/Jewish Civilization
Hometown: Potomac, MD
High School: Winston Churchill High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Scientific Research Journal, Cognitive Recovery Lab (GUSOM), Georgetown Slavery Archives Database, Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic

Hi prospective Hoyas! My name is Christina, and I’m a junior in the College on the pre-med track, majoring in Neurobiology and minoring in Jewish Civilization (JCIV). Originally, I’m from Pennsylvania, but I moved to New Jersey when I was 7, and now I live in Potomac, Maryland (about 25 minutes from Georgetown!). Stepping onto campus my freshman year, I was dead set on only studying Biology. However, through taking different core classes and getting to know my classmates, I heard about the important forensic Holocaust research being done by professors in the Center for Jewish Civilization and decided to pursue a JCIV minor. My favorite thing about Georgetown is the diversity of people and interests that have influenced and challenged me to explore areas outside of my original passions as a pre-med. Outside of class, other than getting to talk to prospective students as Southeast Regional Chair of GAAP, I do research in the medical school in the Cognitive Recovery Lab and in the History Department with the Georgetown Slavery Archives Database. Additionally, I am on the Content Board of the student-run Georgetown Research Journal and volunteer at the Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic with Catholic Charities. Outside of campus, I love exploring different DMV restaurants, hiking, and enjoying the picturesque neighborhoods of DC. Reflecting on my Georgetown experience so far, I know I made the right choice to be a Hoya. There are endless opportunities here at Georgetown, and the tight-knit community of Georgetown students inspires me every day. That’s enough about me, I want to hear your story and help you through the college admissions process, so please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I am so excited to share with you what Georgetown has to offer and hope that you consider joining us here on the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa and Go Georgetown!
E-mail: clz8@georgetown.edu

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2022
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Grapevine, TX
High School: Colleyville Heritage High School
Activities: GAAP, The Hoya, NSO

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Colby Schmidt and I am a junior hailing from just outside of Dallas, Texas. I am in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in nursing. I have a real passion for traveling, service, and social and hard sciences. Because of this, I knew Georgetown University was exactly the school I needed: I chose Georgetown because it has a prestigious liberal arts core but would still provide me with an amazing nursing education. On campus, I am on the board of editors at our newspaper The Hoya, a New Student Orientation adviser, a peer adviser for the NHS, and an employee at the Alumni House. One of the best parts about being in D.C. is the amazing opportunity to be politically involved, and I have definitely taken advantage by hearing speakers who have come to campus like Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Kennedy, and Ivan Duque Marquez, the president of Colombia. These opportunities are amazing, but the best part of Georgetown is the people. Hoyas are the most passionate and dedicated people I have ever met, and it is an inspiring environment for my college years. D.C. is a long way from Texas, but I always feel at home at Georgetown. Hoya Saxa, and see you soon!
E-mail: cns71@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government and History
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Edina High School
Activities: GAAP, Student Advocacy Office, DCivitas, Bossier, H*yas For Choice

Hey future hoyas! My name is Alex Seitel and I am a junior in the College from Minneapolis, Minnesota double majoring in government and history. On campus, I am on the board of the Student Advocacy Office, a project manager for DCivitas, a non-profit consulting group, and am an editor for Bossier, a magazine that seeks to amplify feminist voices across campus. Obviously, this past year and a half was hard not being on campus, but it has already been so amazing being back. Georgetown was always my dream school, and as cliché as it is to say, I really have found my home here. The students and professors are so passionate about what they are learning and teaching, and I have found that students care more about helping each other succeed than competing against one another. On campus, there are always things going on. Just in my freshman year, Hillary Clinton came to campus to present the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards and democratic presidential candidates were on the hilltop having a forum on climate change. The city of Georgetown is also the perfect place to go to school – we have the benefit of having our own city with restaurants and shops, but can also visit the monuments, museums, or National Mall very easily. Coming to Georgetown, I was very nervous about being so far from home (because I love Minnesota with my whole heart), but it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I would love to see more Minnesotans (and of course other midwesterners) on the hilltop, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions! I can’t wait to meet you all!
E-mail: als389@georgetown.edu

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Alameda , CA
High School: The College Preparatory School
Activities: GAAP, Student Industry Ambassador at the Career Center, The Voice, Center for Social Justice, and Kappa Alpha Theta

Hi prospective Hoyas! I’m Allie, and I’m a junior in the SFS majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health and minoring in Economics. I’m definitely a long way from the west coast, but nevertheless, I’ve found a second home here in D.C.! Georgetown is such a special place, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to do so many amazing things during my past two years here. From listening to (multiple!) former Secretaries of State speak, to exploring the monuments at night, to traveling to Kenya with the African Studies department, to meeting with international ambassadors in my courses, I can truly say that Georgetown has exceeded my expectations in every way. The memories and adventures I’ve had here, as well as the welcoming and diverse community that I’ve become a part of, make me proud to be a Hoya. Regardless of where you come from or what you’re interested in—there is a place on the Hilltop for you. If you have any questions, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail:  aec287@georgetown.edu


State Chairs

We are still searching for North Dakota, Puerto Rico, and Wyoming state chairs. In the meantime, please email gaapinfo@georgetown.edu with any questions.

ALABAMA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Justice and Peace Studies
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
High School: Madison Academy
Activities: GAAP, The Blaxa, B.R.A.V.E, NSO, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, WGTB

Hi future Hoyas! I am Sydney Greene (she/her) from Huntsville, AL. I am a junior in the College studying Justice and Peace Studies with a double minor in Disability Studies and Theology. Being away from home was definitely a big transition, especially because most of my friends went to college closer to home while also knowing people going to the same school. But all of Georgetown’s advisors, programs, and interesting classes made it easier to adjust and enabled me to feel at home sooner. Coming into college, I had no idea what I would be studying, but I was able to explore my interests in classes, and peers and advisors helped me to find my passion in my areas of study. The thing I love most about Georgetown is the diversity of thought. I have had some of the best conversations while sitting in the dorms, hanging out with friends, and with my professors during office hours. These conversations have really expanded my mind and led me to think outside of my own perspective. Outside of class I am involved with GAAP, I am an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, a residential contributor for The Blaxa, and a Board Member for the B.R.A.V.E. Summit, which is the Black Women and Allies Summit that takes place each spring. In my free time I love hanging out with friends, discovering D.C., and trying different restaurants in the city. Georgetown has inspired in me a passion for others and for learning. Here you will have opportunities to hear amazing speakers, meet new and interesting people from every walk of life, and get to know who you truly are. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns! I cannot wait to share my experiences with you and get to know you as well! Hoya Saxa, and hope to see you on the Hilltop!
E-mail: ssg75@georgetown.edu

ALASKA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2024
Major: International Political Economy and Business
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
High School: West Anchorage High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union, Georgetown Eco Consultants


E-mail:  jlb405@georgetown.edu

ARIZONA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Economics
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Boulder Creek High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Women in Leadership, GCI, College Peer AdvisorsI

Hi future Arizona Hoyas! My name is Jillian Presley (she/her) and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona. I’m a Senior in the Georgetown College majoring in Economics and double minoring in Public Health and Spanish. Moving from a small suburb of Phoenix to the District of Columbia for college was a serious change, but I am so happy I chose to do so. My past three years at Georgetown have been filled with amazing experiences that have helped me learn and grow both academically and personally. I chose Georgetown because of its location in D.C., the friendly atmosphere on campus, and the values of the university and I have never regretted my choice. In my time at Georgetown, I have been able to explore my interests, as well as my surroundings in the District of Columbia. I have made unparalleled connections through student organizations and local internships. On campus, I am a member of Georgetown Women in Leadership (GUWIL) and Georgetown Collegiate Investors (GCI). I am also a Peer Advisor for first-year students in the Georgetown College and I work at the university’s Academic Resource Center. One of my favorite things about Georgetown is its many ways to find community on campus. Whether it is from student organizations, your peers who live in your dorm, or our supportive professors and faculty, there are hundreds of people here to welcome and encourage you every step of the way. The community at Georgetown has made leaving Arizona’s year-round warm weather behind well worth it. The Hilltop has become my home away from home, and I hope it can be yours as well. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!
E-mail: jep138@georgetown.edu

ARKANSAS

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Culture and Politics
Hometown: Cabot, AR
High School: Cabot High School
Activities: GAAP, European Club, Make A Wish, French Club, Southern Eating Club

Hey future Arkansas Hoyas! My name is Claire Tebbutt (she/her). I am from Cabot, home of the Panthers! I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Culture and Politics with a disability studies minor. After attending the Early Action GAAP Weekend in March, I knew Georgetown would be my new home. I loved the community, the opportunities, and the area. Washington D.C. is definitely different than Arkansas, but in the best way. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been to several museums (for free!), studied at the Library of Congress (honestly the best study spot in D.C.!), had a picnic and played Scrabble at the National Mall while watching the sunset, and got to see five presidential candidates speak right here on campus, visited the Senate, met Madeline Albright and so much more! The opportunities at Georgetown are endless. I also cannot forget to mention the amazing Georgetown neighborhood. I have had many Georgetown Cupcakes, walked down to the waterfront several times and have eaten my way through M Street and Wisconsin Ave. While the D.C. environment is top-notch, Georgetown itself is also academically enticing. I have found all of my classes really interesting, have really enjoyed the readings and lectures, and am able to make a personal connection with professors. It is so cool to find people on campus that have the same interests as you, and have similar goals for life after college! There are countless clubs for different interests as well! In addition to GAAP, I am involved with Chi Alpha, European Club, French Club and Special Olympics. You are bound to find something that interests you! I hope you all will love Georgetown as much as I do, and I can’t wait to see more Arkansans on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  cet74@georgetown.edu

CALIFORNIA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: International Political Economy and Business
Hometown: Malibu, CA
High School: Agoura High School
Activities: GAAP, Marketing team at The Corp, Creative Strategist at Georgetown Marketing Association, Finance team at Georgetown Bubble, Orientation Advisor for NSO

Dear future Calihoyas, hello! My name is Tyler Freeman (he/him/his) and I am from Malibu, California (but sadly I don’t know how to surf so don’t ask). I am currently a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in International Political Economy and Business with a minor in Chinese. On campus, I am a member of the marketing team at The Corp, a Creative Strategist for the Georgetown Marketing Association, and a member of the finance team for Georgetown Bubble (a student-run bubble tea company). I also have previously served as an Outreach Captain for GAAP over the past two years, and am thrilled to be serving as the California State Chair this year! Aside from all the academic jargon, I love to hike, go to karaoke with friends, and (above all) try new coffee places. When I was a first-year student, moving across the country away from my family and high school friends was certainly scary at the beginning. But, what I learned very quickly was that Georgetown welcomes students from all walks of life with open arms. Whether you are interested in rock climbing, marketing, making coffee, or even walking dogs, Georgetown has a network of students who are ready to make you feel at home (even if you’re over 3000 miles away from your hometown). During my first two years at Georgetown, I’ve had so many life-changing experiences: I saw Hillary Clinton speak in Gaston Hall, kayaked in the Potomac River, went to every museum on the National Mall, and so much more. Please reach out to me if you have any questions/concerns about the transition from California to Georgetown, need coffee shop recommendations, or even just want to chat about life as a Hoya. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: tdf31@georgetown.edu

COLORADO

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2025
Major: Biology of Global Health with Pre-med
Hometown: Castle Rock, CO
High School: Regis Jesuit High School
Activities: GAAP, Oncology Patient Support, Club Swimming, Campus Music Ministry, HOPE: Georgetown Homelesness Outreach

Hello prospective Hoyas! I am immensely excited that you are considering Georgetown, and I hope to be a source of inspiration and insight for anyone applying and of course for fellow Coloradans that may soon be making the trek from the majesty of the Rockies to the vibrant, dynamic land of living history: Washington DC. My name is John Katial (he/him/his), and as you may have deduced, I am from Colorado: particularly, Castle Rock, CO. A little arid slice of heaven outside of Denver. Growing up alongside the Front Range instilled a passion in me for everything outdoors, and at home you may find me doing anything from biking down the trail near my house to breathing in some crisp air from the top of the T-Bar in Breckenridge. I am a student in Georgetown College (’25), and I am planning to study Biology of Global Health with a minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. I am also enrolled in the pre-medical program. I am currently involved in Oncology Patient Support, an outreach program for patients at Georgetown’s very own MedStar Hospital: club swimming, as I wanted to maintain my fitness in a social setting: Campus Music Ministry, which has given me the opportunity to hone my skills as a pianist and embrace my Catholic Faith: HOPE, one of Georgetown’s homelessness outreach clubs: and of course GAAP, which enabled me to talk to you! My advice would be to tap into your inner strength of spirit as you finish the arduous, often tedious process of applications. I know it can be drab, but you will thank yourself later for it. Additionally, reach out to me or anyone else here at Georgetown with questions! We truly want to help and assist you in ensuring that this is the right match for you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jmk448@georgetown.edu

CONNECTICUT

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2023
Major: Health Care Management and Policy
Hometown: Riverside, CT
High School: Greenwich High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service

Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Jack and I am a first year student in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Human Science (in case you were wondering Human Science is simply biology without the plants). I am also on the pre-med track and planning to minor in chemistry. I am from Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from Greenwich High School. In high school, I was on the Varsity Sailing Team and was a volunteer EMT. I am an only child, so coming to Georgetown was a major shock for me by being away from home and living with other people. While I will be the first to admit that my first few days here were scary and nerve-racking, I have found my niche at Georgetown and am happy to call the Hilltop my home. While I expected that finding friends would be difficult, I found my closest friends within the first few weeks. We eat together, study together, hang out in each other’s rooms, and venture into D.C. together, so we really are like a family. My peers at Georgetown come from diverse backgrounds. While conversing with my peers, I can find myself going from the topic of my weekend plans to the controversies of current politics. In these moments, I am so thankful for the opportunity to be here and to be able to have peers who I can have these important conversations with. Living in the capital of our nation has been truly impactful – engaging my mind with events like the 2020 presidential climate forum, opening my eyes with midnight walks to the monuments, and filling my stomach with half-off burgers on Tombs Mondays. When I am not in class or with my friends, you can catch me performing random acts of kindness with GIVES, teaching CPR with Heroes for Hearts, or advocating for disabled students on campus. If you have any questions about life here at Georgetown, the best food spots in D.C., or what the transition to college life is like, then please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  jec335@georgetown.edu

DELAWARE

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Biology of Global Health
Hometown: Bear, DE
High School: William Penn High School
Activities: GAAP, DC Schools Project, Prison Outreach, Muslim Student Association, No Lost Generation

Hi, Future Hoyas! My name is Urooj Ahmed and I am from Bear, Delaware. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in biology of global health and minoring in anthropology. Despite being in my second year, I’m fairly new to Georgetown myself, but am working on becoming more involved on campus. Some groups I’m involved in include Muslim Student Association, No Lost Generation, South Asian Student Society, and Project Outreach. In addition, I’m a new tutor for the DC Schools Project! Coming to Georgetown from Delaware, finding community with peers of a similar background was extremely important to me in order to feel more at home. It’s amazing how many different cultures and backgrounds are represented at Georgetown, and I truly hope that you’ll be able to find yours no matter where you come from! Being new to Washington was a big difference from my small city, but I’m finding myself enjoying the area more and more everyday (I learned that living in a walkable community is so much more important to me than I would have expected). Since coming, it’s been so fun just exploring the neighborhood and admiring the history of it all. In my free time, I love to crochet, read, and play tennis. Recently I’ve had a newfound appreciation for coffee and tea (caffeine has become a part of my daily routine since coming to school)! The community at Georgetown has been so fulfilling thus far and I truly hope that you can find that sense of kinship within it as well. Feel free to reach out to me about any questions at all; I look forward to hearing from you! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ua54@georgetown.edu

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: American Studies
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Woodrow Wilson High School
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Cornerstone, Peer Advisor for Georgetown College, GU Active Minds, Mask & Bauble, Kappa Alpha Theta, Hoya Blue

Hi, future DC Hoyas!! My name is Kat Bouker (she/her/hers) and I am a sophomore in the College, majoring in American Studies with a minor in Disability Studies. Outside of academics, I am involved in GAAP, the Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Cornerstone, Mask & Bauble, GU Active Minds, Hoya Blue, Kappa Alpha Theta and I am a peer advisor for the College. I absolutely love being a student at Georgetown. It also is an added bonus that I get to go to my dream school in the city I have called home my entire life. Georgetown is a reflection of the diversity of DC. I encounter an incredibly unique community of people here everyday. Everyone comes from a different area of the world, has varying interests and has distinct points of view. Even though I am a native Washingtonian, I am still finding new parts of the city, restaurants and stores to explore. This city is filled with possibilities and there is always something new and exciting to do here, even as a DC kid. Another perk is, if you miss home, you can always go home for a nice home cooked meal. I completely understand how chaotic and stressful the college process is. Although I am a sophomore, it still feels like yesterday when I opened my acceptance letter to Georgetown and started crying. It is such a blessing to be able to go to a school that cares for me and will help me to grow into the person I aspire to be. Please reach out if you have any questions at all about life at Georgetown. I would be happy to chat with you. I wish you all the best in your application process and I hope to see you on the Hilltop soon. Hoya Saxa!!
Email: kab385@georgetown.edu

FLORIDA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: American Studies
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School: Pine Crest School
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, The Hoya, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Bossier Magazine

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Kassidy and I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. I am a junior in Georgetown College majoring in American Studies with a minor in Psychology. Although I never even owned a winter jacket before coming to Georgetown, I have to say that coming to the Hilltop was the easiest and best decision I could have ever made. Academically, Georgetown has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion for American history and culture while also allowing me a chance to discover a variety of different interests through the core curriculum and the flexibility to take electives given to me by my major. However, Georgetown is more than just an academic center. The Hilltop is a hub of a diverse group of individuals that are involved in everything and anything. From clubs to the performing arts to intramural sports, there is something at Georgetown for everyone. Besides Georgetown’s campus, the Georgetown and greater Washington D.C. area allows for students to explore everything the nation’s capital has to offer. Great restaurants, awesome museums, concerts, and outdoor activities are some of the few things that D.C. grants you to experience during your time as a Georgetown student. As I enter the second half of my Georgetown experience, I am so excited to be serving as the Florida state chair so I can share my experiences with you and help you navigate the next 4 best years of your life. Please do not hesitate if you have any questions. HOYA SAXA!!!!
Email: kca46@georgetown.edu

GEORGIA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2024
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Wheeler High School
Activities: GAAP, HoyAlytics, DCivitas, The Caravel, South Asian Society

Hey, future Georgia Hoyas! My name is Shray Dewan (he/him/his), and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. I’m currently a sophomore in the SFS, majoring in International Politics and minoring in Statistics. My Georgetown journey has been unique to say the least. Last fall, I was taking virtual classes from Georgia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though the online format was not ideal, I still managed to stay engaged with all of my classes and connect with fellow Hoyas. After that semester, I was sure that Georgetown was the right place for me because of how genuine and profound the friendships I made were – even through a Zoom screen. In the spring, I was fortunate enough to be able to move to an off-campus apartment in D.C., where I got to meet even more Hoyas and get to know our beautiful city. One of my favorite experiences was walking to all 177 foreign embassies located all throughout D.C.; the workout adventure definitely furthered my passion for international politics and allowed me to visit parts of D.C. that I had never imagined I’d see. Finally, this semester, I’m living on our stunning campus and have been able to engage more with Georgetown clubs! I’m a data consultant for HoyAlytics, a consultant for DCivitas, a writer for the Latin America & Caribbean section of the Caravel, and a member of South Asian Society. There are so many clubs at Georgetown that I’ve been able to explore all of my passions and become a more well-rounded person, student, and citizen. Coming to Georgetown was the best decision I’ve ever made: being around an open-minded, diverse community with a supportive backbone has helped me to succeed and grow tremendously. I would love to answer any questions you have or just talk to you about life! Please feel free to reach out. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ssd78@georgetown.edu

HAWAII

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Undeclared, Minor in Sociology
Hometown: Aiea, HI
High School: Aiea High School
Activities: GAAP, GUSA, Hawai’i Club, SOCA, GU Figure Skating

Aloha! Welcome soon-to-be Hawai`i Hoyas!! My name is Amira Fisher (she/her/hers), and I am from Aiea, Hawai`i (born and raised). I am a sophomore in the College currently undeclared, but very interested in Government and Sociology. Before Georgetown I had never left the great island of Oahu; traveling to the states alone for the first time was a huge transition, but one of my greatest adventures! I cannot even begin to explain the vast amounts I have learned with my limited time here, but most importantly, the amount of amazing and open-minded individuals I am honored to call my friends! I came to D.C. without a clue on what to expect. Upon arriving at Georgetown, I was utterly surprised by how diverse the student body was; I got to interact with so many individuals who shared similar identities and backstories that I was never exposed to back home. The family you build here on the hilltop is like no other! Also, having the ability to explore the grand city of D.C. is an unparalleled experience; from the gracious monuments to the cute quirky shops on M street, the possibilities here are endless. Georgetown is the place where dreams come true. From the opportunities to the atmosphere, you will always be able to both find and follow your passions. You are surrounded by a coalition of students who are genuinely interested in a multitude of different fields; it is the breeding ground for inspiration. The best part of the Georgetown atmosphere is the collective eagerness to learn, open-mindedness, and willingness to improve. I hope to see you around soon! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions! Good luck to you and A hui hou! 🤙🏽
E-mail: amf335@georgetown.edu

IDAHO

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Boise, ID
High School: Capital High School
Activities: GAAP, Blue and Gray

Hi future Idahoyas!
My name is Jackson McEwan and I’m a first year student in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Global Business and minoring in Statistics. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho! While I do consider Washington D.C. to be my new home, Idaho will forever hold a place in my heart. I’m passionate about where I’m from and can often be found giving a 10-minute-long impromptu presentation on why Idaho is the best state in the country. Moving from Idaho to Georgetown was obviously quite the adjustment, both in terms of physical location, culture shock, and the transition of academic rigor. I’m a product of Idaho’s public school system and know that the adjustment to academic rigor at Georgetown is tough – but I’m here to make sure you know how wonderfully worthwhile it will be as well!
Georgetown is truly a magical place. The campus, professors, fellow students and everything in between make this one of the most vibrant places in the world. The opportunities that exist for students like you and I are absolutely mind-blowing—especially coming from a small, western state. When I’m on campus, not in class or studying, you’ll likely find me working with GUCD (Georgetown University College Democrats), hanging out with GU Pride (Georgetown’s LGBTQ+ club) or IRC (International Relations Club), or picnicking and running around with friends on Healy lawn. Otherwise, you’ll find me exploring the Georgetown neighborhood and the city around us!
If you have any questions about any facet of life Georgetown, please feel free to reach out to me!
Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: jrm440@georgetown.edu

ILLINOIS

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Economics and Spanish
Hometown: Glen Ellyn , IL
High School: Glenbard West High School
Activities: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Running Club (GRC), SFS Economics Tutor

Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Annie Blatchford, and I am a sophomore in the College interested in studying Economics, Classical Studies, and Spanish. I grew up in Glen Ellyn, a small suburb about an hour’s drive from Chicago, but like many Georgetown students I’ll admit that I do occasionally cheat and say that I’m from the city. Looking back on last fall, I remember how nervous I was to go to a place where nothing was familiar. However, despite my initial fears, Georgetown quickly became my home. Both the extracurriculars and campus community gave me every opportunity to explore my passions; I realized that I could do anything that interested me. Within the first few weeks at Georgetown, I quickly learned a lot about myself that I never knew before coming to the Hilltop. I discovered that, surprisingly, exercise can be really fun and joined running club, where I have the option to go on a run around D.C. with my closest friends every day. I am also involved with set design with one of the theater groups, and I volunteer as a tutor at a local elementary school. Each extracurricular has allowed me to ground myself in something meaningful outside of academics, and I have surprised myself with what I was capable of doing. Before college, the thought of running more than a mile and designing sets never crossed my mind. However, trying new activities has allowed me to explore D.C., unwind after class, and, most importantly, meet the friends who quickly become family. I love Georgetown for these friends and classmates who are so deeply passionate about something unique to them that drives them to be the best version of themselves. Because of them, I am confident that Georgetown can be a home for anyone. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me. Hoya Saxa! 
E-mail: alb355@georgetown.edu

INDIANA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Biology of Global Health
Hometown: Greenville, IN
High School: New Albany High School
Activities: GAAP, Catholic Faith Communities (CFCs) Globemed at Georgetown, Biology TA, Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT)

Hi Hoosiers turned Hoyas! My name is Kenzie (she/her/hers) and I am a junior in the College on the premed track, majoring in Biology of Global Health and minoring in Theology & Religious Studies. I am from Southern Indiana, Greenville to be exact! Aside from GAAP, I co-coordinate Catholic Faith Communities, serve on the executive board of GlobeMed at Georgetown, and TA/mentor biology students in the first year seminar. On campus, you will most likely find me chilling in Dahlgren Quad (the space is a perfect place to take a break), watching Christmas movies at all times of the year (who doesn’t need the jolly spirit year round!), and persuading my friends to visit Indiana during the fall (it is the best season at home – I mean the festivals abound!). When I arrived on campus, I was worried that the Hilltop wouldn’t feel like home without the state and county fairs, Hoosier Hysteria, and small towns, but I was wrong. The people here are extraordinary, there are many clubs and organizations to be involved in, and DC is a beautiful city. Indiana and Georgetown are certainly very different but I am sure you will find a home on the Hilltop too. There is an adjustment to big city life but it is such an amazing opportunity to take advantage of. It can be daunting to adjust to the Hilltop, but please do not feel alone during this process. I am always ready to share my love for Indiana, the Midwest, and Georgetown. Please do not hesitate to reach out via the email below! 
E-mail: kmk317@georgetown.edu

IOWA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
High School: Roosevelt High School
Activities: GAAP, Transfer Council, The Hoya, Resident Assistant

Hi, prospective Hoyas! My name is Lucy Karlin (she/her/hers), and I am a junior majoring in Government and minoring in Public Health. I am proudly from Des Moines, Iowa and transferred to Georgetown from the University of Iowa. I chose to come to Georgetown for three reasons: I sought greater academic rigor and smaller class sizes, a stronger sense of campus community, and access to all of the resources of a metropolitan area. Coming to Georgetown was the best decision of my life, and I have been able to find a great sense of community on campus and take advantage of many of the opportunities Georgetown and D.C. have to offer. Second semester of my first year at Georgetown, I participated in the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL) Program, which allowed me to live just three blocks from the White House, take full-time classes, and have a part-time internship on the Hill. The CALL is the perfect opportunity for students who want to take full advantage of D.C. I now feel like I’ve mastered the Metro routes and have a better understanding of what it’s like to be a young professional working in government. Back on campus I am a Resident Assistant in one of our lovely dorms, and I love attending weekly discussion sections with the GU Institute of Politics and Public Service fellows, working with the University’s longest-running newspaper The Hoya, and serving as the Advocacy Chair for the Transfer Council. Deciding where to go to college is a challenging decision, and I am here to share advice and answer any questions you have throughout the process. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lmk110@georgetown.edu

KANSAS

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: Finance
Hometown: Wichita, KS
High School: Wichita Collegiate School
Activities: GAAP, Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society, Concert Choir, McDonough Women, Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Hello, friends and future Hoyas! My name is Zoe Corrigan (she/her/hers), and I’m from Wichita, Kansas! I am a junior in the MSB, majoring in Finance and minoring in Classical Studies. A few things about me: I’m a sunset enthusiast, La Croix connoisseur, foodie, and a show tune and Disney throwback lover. On the hilltop, I am involved with GAAP, Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society, Concert Choir, McDonough Women, Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance, and the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. Back home in Kansas, I worked with the American Heart Association, performed in musical theatre productions at my school and around the community, performed with Wichita Flight show choir, studied dance and music, and was involved with academic clubs such as Latin Club, Math Club, Art Club, Thespian Society, and Scholars Bowl. City life in D.C. is quite different from Kansas, but I couldn’t be happier to call the hilltop my home! Georgetown is the perfect combination of a challenging and engaging academic environment, and a supportive and loving home. One of my favorite things about Georgetown has been meeting so many brilliant people from such diverse backgrounds, from all over the world. Each person that I meet has taught me something and has enriched my life and perspective on life in some way, both intellectually and as a person. I have major Kansas pride, and I feel so lucky to be here on the hilltop representing our state and to be able to connect with you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to chat! I am looking forward to hearing from you and connecting with fellow Kansans! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  zac14@georgetown.edu

KENTUCKY

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: Culture and Politics (CULP)
Hometown: Versailles, KY
High School: Woodford County High School
Activities: GAAP, Club Tennis, College Democrats

Hey y’all! My name is Claire Pinkston (she/her), and I am a first year in the SFS majoring in Culture and Politics! My hometown is Versailles, Kentucky, where I lived my entire life prior to Georgetown, and my family has lived in the state for generations. I love our state; from the hiking trails at Red River Gorge to the absolute madness surrounding the UK – U of L rivalry. I still hold the belief that Kentucky sunsets are the best in the world! I am a huge tennis player; you can often find me on the courts or watching the most recent Grand Slam. I have continued my love for the sport at Georgetown through club tennis. Other than tennis, I enjoy baking, being outdoors, and exploring the beautiful city of Washington D.C. Coming to Georgetown was a huge transition for me, but I feel it was a hundred percent worth it. While you may have to constantly correct people in Kentucky about which Georgetown you are going to (I have found that saying Georgetown University in D.C. works best!), once you arrive at the hilltop, you will feel at home. Here, you will meet so many people from so many backgrounds, and have so many doors opened to you that you may not have had back home. This against the background of the bustling capital of the country makes for the best college experience you could ask for. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, and I hope to see you on campus next year! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cop7@georgetown.edu

LOUISIANA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: New Orleans , LA
High School: Jesuit High School of New Orleans
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Association


E-mail: lja45@georgetown.edu

MAINE

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Environmental Biology
Hometown: Falmouth , ME
High School: Falmouth High School
Activities: GAAP, GREEN, Mann Lab, GAAP, Club Basketball, Core Pathways Fellow

Hello all my main Mainers! My name is Candice (she/her) and I am a senior in the College majoring in Environmental Biology and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. I was born and raised in Falmouth but mostly enjoy spending time on the water in Casco Bay. Inside and out of the classroom at Georgetown I have luckily been able to continue my active engagement with the environment, which I so value having come from a place as beautiful as Maine. The classes for my major, in conjunction with those I’ve chosen to take through the Climate Change Core Pathway, have allowed me to learn more about how to protect the precious places we call home. My participation in GREEN club as composting committee lead, and my work as a research assistant in the Mann Lab for Bottlenose Dolphin research have given me the chance to put my priorities into practice. I’ve also loved staying active in the gym with my Club Basketball team and more informally with friends on Copley Lawn. Within the organizations I’ve been a part of on campus, I have always felt a great sense of community and commitment from students and professors alike; whatever you decide to engage with on the Hilltop you know you will be part of a passionate, engaged group of people. While Georgetown has so much to offer, the greater DC area has also been an incredible place to spend my 4 years of college. I always enjoy going to farmers and flea markets with friends, watching the sunset on the waterfront, and listening to jazz at Blues Alley. Coming to Georgetown ended up being such an easy decision for me because of the ability to chat with current students, so I hope I can help make your college selection process similarly stress-free! I would love to talk to you all about the transition to college, life on the Hilltop, or any other questions you may have. Good luck to you all and Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: crp77@georgetown.edu

MARYLAND

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
High School: Academy of Holy Cross
Activities: GAAP, Undergraduate Neuroscience Research, Project Lighthouse, Georgetown University Oncology Patient Support (GU OPS), and Catholic Ministry

Hey Marylanders! My name is Olivia Young (she/her/hers) and I’m from Bethesda, MD. I am a junior in the College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology on the pre-medicine track. On campus, I work in a neuroscience research lab, lead freshman student retreats, and volunteer at the Lombardi Cancer Center. Most importantly, I am so excited that as a State Chair for GAAP, I get to be a part of how you learn about Georgetown! Talking to a current student played an important role in my decision to become a Hoya, so I hope that I can help some of you in a similar way through your college decision journey. Having just returned to campus after remote learning, I am reminded everyday of all the reasons why I am grateful to be able to live on the Hilltop. My favorite aspect of Georgetown is undoubtedly its community and the people that I have met here so far, who are each very talented but also remarkably genuine. In my experience, the Jesuit values that Georgetown was founded on are much more than just catch phrases: I see them daily in the way that professors go out of their to get to know their students, and also in the way that my classmates seek to better themselves not only academically, but also as people and citizens of their communities. Although Bethesda is not far from campus, actually living in Washington D.C. has allowed me to explore the city much more extensively and develop a greater appreciation for all the opportunities that it has to offer!
E-mail:  omy2@georgetown.edu

MASSACHUSETTS

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2024
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Worcester, MA
High School: Notre Dame Academy Worcester
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray, Kappa Alpha Theta, McDonough Women, International Relations Club

Hey future Massachusetts Hoyas! My name is Alexy Corrales (she/her/hers), and I am from Worcester, Massachusetts. I am currently a sophomore in the MSB on the pre-law track majoring in Accounting and planning to minor in Government. I have lived in Worcester my entire life but always enjoyed summers in Cape Cod, day trips to the North End of Boston, and traveling throughout the state for club soccer! I attended Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls high school in Worcester, and got off the Georgetown waitlist during the summer going into my freshman year. Despite the pandemic leaving my first-year virtual, Georgetown has exceeded my college expectations, especially since getting to campus. The Georgetown area reminds me so much of Boston, and I love spending time shopping on M Street or eating on the waterfront as it is so comparable to Back Bay and Newbury Street! Currently, I am a member of Blue and Gray, the International Relations Club, McDonough Women, and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Each organization is different in nature, but has allowed me to meet so many of my close friends, partake in networking, and attend super fun social events in the area from weekend brunches to sunrises or sunsets at the Monuments, and lots of sporting events. Georgetown students and faculty exude a collective interest in getting involved and uniting the student body which means there is always something to do and learn about in class or on campus. I have only been on the Hilltop for a month, but it already feels like home. Georgetown truly helps everyone find their place, and I hope to see more fellow Bay Staters on campus. Believe in Boston and HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: amc543@georgetown.edu

MICHIGAN

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2025
Major: English and History
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
High School: Traverse City Central High School
Activities: GAAP, GIVES Random Acts of Kindness Club, Georgetown Theater Department, Horror Saxa True-Crime Podcast through the Voice

Hi Michiganders! My name is Amelia Shotwell, and I am a freshman in the College double majoring in History and English. I am from Traverse City, Michigan, and I attended Traverse City Central High School. Although I have lived in Michigan my whole life, Georgetown has quickly become my second home. I decided to come to Georgetown for the fantastic academic opportunities and the vibrant campus. The passionate professors, challenging classes, and encouraging community are everything I hoped they would be. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in the random acts of kindness club GIVES and the Georgetown Theater Department. I also co-host a true-crime Podcast about the DMV area called Horror Saxa! Every club has welcomed me with open arms and instantly made me feel part of the family. When I am not studying in the sunny ICC or busy Lau 2, you can find me roaming the Georgetown neighborhood or grabbing a bite to eat (Good Stuff is my favorite spot to frequent). I enjoy watching movies at the Waterfront AMC theater, cuddling kittens at the Cat Cafe, trekking to Trader Joe’s through Rock Creek Park, and grabbing a matcha from Compass Coffee with my friends. Between campus, the Georgetown neighborhood, and DC itself, I never run out of adventures. I have also met the most inspiring, kind-hearted, empathetic, and hilarious people in my time here. They have already earned their rightful place as friends for life. Georgetown is home to so many unique people and unbelievable opportunities, everyone can find their perfect place. Please feel free to reach out! I would love to hear from you and see another Midwestern face on campus! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  ams741@georgetown.edu

MINNESOTA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Neurobiology
Hometown: Edina, MN
High School: The Blake School
Activities: GAAP, The Georgetown Voice, Georgetown University Space Initiative

Hi Minnesota Hoyas! My name is Sarina (she/her/hers) and I am a junior in the College from Edina, Minnesota. While it was definitely an adjustment moving from Minnesota to Georgetown (oddly enough, I miss the cold sometimes), I immediately fell in love with DC and the Georgetown campus. I am a Neurobiology major and STIA (science, technology, and international affairs) minor,  but when I came to Georgetown I had no idea what I wanted to do and found the Core curriculum and my amazing professors to be extremely helpful in figuring out what I was interested in. My favorite thing about Georgetown is that you will never run out of things to do here! From exploring the monuments and museums to attending speaker series on campus (and even getting to meet them! I ran into Andrew Yang at the gym) to joining various clubs (I am part of the Georgetown Voice and the Space Initiative), there is always something to look forward to. I love Minnesota (I bring it up at least once a week) and would love to connect with you, so please reach out with any questions! Looking forward to meeting you 🙂
E-mail:  std31@georgetown.edu

MISSISSIPPI

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2024
Major: International Business and Marketing
Hometown: Columbus, MS
High School: Heritage Academy
Activities: GAAP, The Hoya, Georgetown Ventures, HoyAlytics, Georgetown Running Club, Georgetown Photography Club, GU Public Speaking

Hi Mississippi Hoyas, my name is Allison (she/her) and I am currently a sophomore at Georgetown. I applied and came to Georgetown for the endless amount of opportunities–both on and off-campus–and have tried to take full advantage of them despite being virtual my first year. I lived in a hotel in Dupont Circle in downtown DC during the Spring of my freshman year and have a great love for the amazing people that I met while living there. You will probably hear this a dozen times, but the people are definitely the best part of Georgetown. Everyone is extremely motivated and encouraging, but also always interested in having a good time. Academics-wise, I am in the McDonough School of Business and am very interested in entrepreneurship. Last spring I was connected with an internship through Georgetown Startup Interns at a local DC startup in the food industry. Now, as a sophomore on campus, I am a teaching assistant for a first-year class and am involved in several different clubs. I publish articles for the school newspaper, learn and practice creative and data consulting with two consulting clubs, go on runs around DC with the running club, and get to follow my creative passions through meetings with the photography and public speaking clubs. Throughout clubs, classes, intramural volleyball, and daily trips to the dining hall, my favorite part about Georgetown life is the friendly and inspiring atmosphere. Mississippi has a uniquely special level of hospitality, but I can confidently say that Georgetown brings a similar level of friendliness and charm.
E-mail: aky15@georgetown.edu

MISSOURI

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2025
Major: Anthropology
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)
Activities: GAAP, The Corp, Jumpstart, D.C. Donors

Hi!!  I’m Bonnie, a freshman in the College on the pre-med track, thinking about studying either anthropology or philosophy.  I fell in love with this campus and area immediately when I came here in 8th grade.  “Dad I want to go back to Georgetown,” I would say as we walked through museums in the city.  And, fast-forward five years, this place is my home away from home!  I’ve found so much love and comfort in the communities I’m a part of.  Late nights with my Corp Catering family, endless chatter in our residential chaplain’s apartment over a freshly baked pan of brownies, and scooter rides through the quaint neighborhoods and city with new friends – all moments have made my experience as great as it has been.  There is simply not enough time in the day to do all that I love here!  Much of my time is spent in the classroom learning about topics like human flourishing in a small, collaborative seminar.  The rest is spent being with my friends and peers, learning from them and with them in every way that I can.  I often sit in the common room of my dorm while I’m having an interesting conversation with my friends and say to myself: “THIS is why I’m in college.  For moments like these.”  Surely, “aha moments” happen in the classroom, but the small moments are equally impactful.  Walking on the cobblestone streets with fallen leaves covering the ground and colorful row houses rising to the sky – this is what I adore.  I also adore Georgetown’s location.  With a majorly significant city just past the Georgetown neighborhood, opportunities for internships, volunteering, and laboratory research are endless.  But at the end of the day, I can come home to a beautiful campus hidden in a neighborhood with charm and a community like none other.  It’s all right here… just steps away.  And that is truly exciting.  To that we say, Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bls94@georgetown.edu

MONTANA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Neurobiology
Hometown: Whitefish, MT
High School: Whitefish High School
Activities: GAAP, MSB Peer AmbaKappa Alpha Theta, Club Equestrian Team, research in the neurobiology department, Pre-medical society, Project Sunshine

Hello future Hoyas of the big sky state!  My name is Elizabeth Campbell (she/her/hers) and I am a sophomore here at Georgetown.  I am studying Neurobiology in the College on the pre-medical track.  I moved to Montana when I was 13 and am lucky enough to call Whitefish my home.  While it was definitely a huge adjustment coming from Montana, life here at Georgetown has been amazing so far.  I love having access to everything that DC has to offer, especially all of the restaurants and museums.  I am also involved in so many great communities on campus.  I have absolutely loved being in my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, riding for the Club Equestrian Team, and working as a research assistant in a neuro lab that studies glial cells and multiple sclerosis.  This is just a glimpse into my life here at Georgetown, and I am so happy to have a home here on the Hilltop.  Coming from a public school in Montana, I was definitely nervous about the academic rigor of Georgetown.  And while it is challenging, your professors and fellow students really do want to see you succeed.  I am surrounded every day with the kindest, most extraordinary people, and have been fortunate enough to make amazing friends who are so supportive.  Coming to Georgetown was a great decision for me, and I am confident that each one of you will be able to thrive here as well.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, especially about adjusting from Montana to city living.  Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: eac144@georgetown.edu

NEBRASKA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
High School: Lincoln High School
Activities: GAAP, The Corp


E-mail: ehg44@georgetown.edu

NEVADA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
YEAR: 2025
MAJOR: Undecided
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, NV
HIGH SCHOOL: Palo Verde High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GU Votes initiative, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD), Slow Food, H*yas for Choice, Student Strategy Team Member for Amna Nawaz with GU Politics

Hello my fellow Nevadans! My name is Madison Dwyer, and I am a first-year student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service studying International Politics. I grew up in Summerlin, but lived in beautiful Downtown Las Vegas throughout high school, as well as having travelled to many other cities and towns in our lovely state. Here at Georgetown, I am part of the GU Votes initiative, Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD), and the The Irish-American Society; additionally, I’m on a Student Strategy Team for a fellow serving with GU Politics, and The Women’s Network Mentorship Program. It’s hard not to feel like a cactus out of the desert when you first arrive in DC—I have to say that the humidity here really did catch me off guard the second I stepped off the plane!—but there is so much to love about this place that you will soon call home. Believe it or not, on my very first explorative walk off campus, I ran into President Biden as he was getting back into his motorcade after coming home from church! In my first week, I had the opportunity to meet the former Afghan Ambassador to the United States for a coffee chat. If you are more into other areas of exploration, there are so many research opportunities to get involved with your professors. Attending Georgetown really does give you a front row seat to history, there is absolutely nowhere on Earth quite like it. As our school song says, “it’s been so long since we last met,” Nevada, but I am beyond excited to get to know each and every one of you. Hoya Saxa Nevadans!!
E-mail: mbd87@georgetown.edu

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Culture and Politics
Hometown: Bow, NH
High School: Bishop Brady High School
Activities: GAAP, New Student Orientation (NSO), Hoyas Inspire Language Learning (HILL) tutoring, Catholic Retreats, Upper Room (Christian prayer and worship events)

Hey future Granite State Hoyas! My name is Emma Bradley (she/her), and I am from Bow, New Hampshire. I am a proud alumna of Bishop Brady High School in Concord and also of the St. Paul’s School summer Advanced Studies Program! At Georgetown, I am a Culture and Politics major in the School of Foreign Service, with a concentration in Education, Peacebuilding, and Justice, and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. As proud as I am of my New Hampshire roots, Georgetown has given me so many incredible opportunities to explore the world, both inside and outside the classroom. Taking classes with former ambassadors, attending engaging panel discussions including national leaders, and living a short bus ride away from the U.S. Capitol are just some highlights of being at Georgetown! Georgetown’s location in DC is one of my favorite parts of being a student hereyou can often find me off campus exploring the city, running along the National Mall, or studying in a coffee shop. The community at Georgetown is another highlight of my time herewhether in classes, clubs, campus ministry, your freshman floor, I’ve loved connecting with a diverse group of people who are incredibly passionate, kind, thoughtful, and hard-working. Georgetown cares about more than just an education, but your formation as a whole persona person for others. While I miss the New Hampshire White Mountains being in the city, I’ve loved getting off campus through leading Catholic Retreats at Georgetown’s beautiful retreat center in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m also involved with Hoyas Inspire Language Learning, a fun tutoring club that introduces DC elementary school students to foreign languages and cultures. No matter what you are passionate about studying or getting involved with, you will find your home at Georgetown! I look forward to welcoming more fellow New Hampshire students to the Georgetown Hilltop! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you just want to chat about Georgetown. Go New Hampshire, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: erb87@georgetown.edu

NEW JERSEY

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2022
Major: Human Science
Hometown: West Long Branch, NJ
High School: Shore Regional High School
Activities: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Club Field Hockey

Hi! I’m Madelyn, a senior from West Long Branch, NJ studying Human Science in the NHS. It’s hard to believe my time at Georgetown is nearing its end but I am so grateful for such a wonderful 4 years on the Hilltop. Georgetown is such an incredible place to go to school because you not only get to learn alongside peers who are inspiring and passionate or from professors who are so knowledgeable and supportive but because we get to experience DC as well. The classroom extends far beyond the front gates and I think I have learned and grown just as much from extracurricular activities such as internships or volunteer work as I have from my classes. Outside of class, I am involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, one of our 2 sororities on campus, am on the Club Field Hockey team, and have worked at Lauinger Library and DC Reads, a program through our Center for Social Justice. Joining clubs and organizations is a great way to make new friends and have memorable experiences so I highly recommend checking out some of our hundreds of student organizations to find one that matches your interests! One of my favorite things about Georgetown is how everyone is doing something they are really passionate about. That atmosphere is contagious and it’s incredible to see your classmates doing amazing projects or research because it sparks curiosity and creativity in you as well. Georgetown is truly my second home and I hope you have a chance to see why for yourself! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  mm4486@georgetown.edu

NEW MEXICO

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: STIA Global Health
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
High School: Albuquerque Academy
Activities: GAAP, APO, the Caravel

Hello, future New Mexico Hoyas! I’m Sarah (she/her), a junior in the SFS from Albuquerque, New Mexico, majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) and Global Health. I love to read, volunteer, explore, and be active! Even though New Mexico and Washington, D.C., are about as different as any two places in the U.S., Georgetown has truly become a home for me in the time that I’ve been here. Not only is Georgetown one of the top schools in the country academically, it has a student body that’s unparalleled in its ambition, work ethic, and dedication. My professors—who, by the way, are among the kindest, most passionate people I’ve met—constantly strive to help us not just to learn but to understand how our studies will help us thrive in the future. The best part about Georgetown, though, is how everyone here strives to make a difference in the world, no matter what they’re doing. Everyone I’ve met shares a passion for justice and equality, whether that involves volunteering among D.C.’s underprivileged schools, attending protests and strikes, or working their hardest to make sure that their education will go toward making the world a better place. D.C. may not have the Balloon Fiesta or the iconic Frontier Restaurant, but it is home to incredible internship and job opportunities, beautiful historical sites and monuments, and amazing cultural and political events—some right on campus! I would love to see more New Mexican Hoyas join our community and I hope that you, too, choose to make Georgetown your home for the next four years. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (or if you’re interested in sending me some Hatch green chile) and I look forward to seeing you all at the Hilltop!
E-mail: smw290@georgetown.edu

NEW YORK

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Justice and Peace Studies, English
Hometown: Woodbury, NY
High School: Syosset High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Program Board, 1634 Society, Alexander Hamilton Society, GUTV

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Max Paley (he/him/his) and I am a sophomore in the College double majoring in Justice and Peace Studies and English with a minor in Film and Media Studies while on the pre-law track—please don’t let any of this scare you, my programs just happen to be very wordy/compounded! I am the GAAP State Chair for New York and have lived in Woodbury, New York in Long Island for all of my life before attending Georgetown. I graduated from Syosset High School in 2020 (the original COVID class) where I was involved in DECA and some other business clubs. At Georgetown, outside of my classes, I also participate in several student organizations on campus that I am always happy to talk about! One of these is serving as the Films Chair of Georgetown Program Board (the coolest organization on campus, behind GAAP of course) where I get to work with the rest of the Board to plan free/low-cost events for all students to enjoy! Some of my other involvements involve The Alexander Hamilton Society, 1634 Society, GUTV, and being a peer advisor—As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities at Georgetown for really anything you are interested in! Some of my hobbies/interests include screenwriting, golf, tennis, and, of course, spending time with friends and family. I also love spending time in D.C. while at Georgetown: the monuments truly never get old and there are almost too many museums and cool places to visit! As for why I chose Georgetown, I just had a feeling the second I stepped on campus for the first time during a tour of the University that this was where I belonged, along with all of the amazing programs and organizations offered here! If you have any questions, or just want to chat about anything Georgetown-related, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: map433@georgetown.edu

NORTH CAROLINA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Linguistics and Psychology
Hometown: Goldsboro, NC
High School: Wayne Country Day School
Activities: GAAP, GIVES, GULS, Hager Scholars

Hi! I’m Charlie Dees (he/him/his), and I’m so excited to welcome y’all to the Hilltop! I’m from Goldsboro in Eastern NC, which is where the government accidentally dropped two nuclear warheads in a swamp and promptly lost them back in the sixties. Yes, I live in constant fear that one of them will go off at any moment, but when I’m at Georgetown, I don’t have to worry about it! When I first came to college, I was super worried about making new friends, especially since I didn’t know a single person on campus when I was accepted. But since the students and clubs here are so friendly and welcoming, I didn’t have to worry for long. You will find your people here just like I did (and continue to do!). I’m not kidding–I am still meeting new friends on campus even as a junior. Also, in my experience, the Georgetown faculty care very much about the student body, and they have been so incredibly supportive to me as I figure out my course of study (Linguistics & Psychology), which I had no clue about when I first applied. Deciding what you want your career to be is often very difficult, especially when you are still figuring out exactly who you are, but the resources at Georgetown are super helpful. One of my favorite things about living in DC is the expansive public transportation system. Being from the Coastal Plains where public transport is rather atrocious, I absolutely love being able to hop on a bus or metro to go to any number of places in the city. I often find myself bussing to Jaleo, a Spanish restaurant downtown, if I ever need a nice meal as a pick-me-up when life gets especially stressful. But for those times where I really don’t wanna go so far out of the way for off-campus food, I love going to Falafel Inc., Mai Tai, and Wisey’s, which are all less than a 5 minute walk away from Georgetown’s front gates. They aren’t Bojangle’s, Zaxby’s, or Cook Out, but I still love them anyway! Of course, I would love to talk to any Georgetown applicants and admitted students to share some of my experiences here, so feel free to reach out with any burning questions or comments! See you in the fall!
E-mail: cmd325@georgetown.edu

OHIO

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Linguistics
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
High School: Ursuline Academy
Activities: GAAP, The Hoya, New Student Orientation, Free Speech Project

Hello future Ohio Hoyas! My name is Caroline Coggan (she/her) and I am a junior in the College majoring in linguistics from Cincinnati. During my college search, I was unsure of whether I wanted something closer to home and what I knew or something quite different that would allow me to expand my horizons. Georgetown was definitely different from what I knew, but I saw my time in college as a chance to meet people from all over the country and world in the large metropolitan capital that is Washington, D.C. I’m so glad I chose to come here, as I really have been able to meet amazing people with all kinds of interests, backgrounds, and ideas, and I have also been able to explore some of the District’s gems. At Georgetown, I’ve had the opportunity to do interesting things like visit an anechoic chamber at the U.S. Naval Base, attend Mass at the beautiful Dahlgren Chapel, listen to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and even walk past a few politicians, famous academics, and celebrities. I have learned and grown so much in my time at Georgetown thanks to supportive faculty, inspiring friends, and all kinds of opportunities on and off campus. I’m so lucky to have found a place like Georgetown, where I feel just as at home as I do in Ohio. I know there is a place for you here, too!
E-mail: ccc144@georgetown.edu

OKLAHOMA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Vinita, OK
High School: Vinita High School
Activities: GAAP, The Georgetown Voice, Pep Band, Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP), Students Advancing Food Equity (SAFE)

Howdy, Oklahomies! It’s a pleasure to represent The Sooner State and GAAP as your one-stop medium for all things Georgetown. My name is Tyler Salensky (he/him/his), and I am a sophomore in the College studying Mathematics and Economics. While Washington, DC is loaded with plenty of cultural shocks and vast differences compared to Oklahoma, I have never felt more free and full of happiness! At Georgetown, you have the opportunity to take classes from more than 100 different departments, socialize on scenic lawns and rooftops, and explore the nation’s capital any time you’d like. The campus and city is incredible, but it only makes me appreciate Oklahoma’s beautiful fields and relaxing aura on our short breaks throughout the year. Though Georgetown’s esteem and prestige may have drawn you to considering the university, I promise you that you will find professors that genuinely care about your well-being, friends that make you ~feel something~, and clubs that will have an everlasting impact on you. Throughout my time on the Hilltop, I have become involved in GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program), GSP (Georgetown Scholars Program), The Georgetown Voice, Pep Band, and SAFE (Students Advancing Food Equity). In addition, studying at Georgetown has given me the opportunity to intern for an educational consulting organization and work as an assistant for the MBA program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. These experiences only represent what I have faced in the past year, so I can only imagine what four years at Georgetown can look like for you! Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about Georgetown, and I would be more than happy to get in touch with you. Hoya Saxa, baby!
E-mail:  tss80@georgetown.edu (new window)

OREGON

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2025
Major: International Business
Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
High School: Lake Oswego Senior High School
Activities: GAAP


E-mail: cmj130@georgetown.edu

PENNSYLVANIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Neurobiology
Hometown: Schwenksville, PA
High School: The Hill School
Activities: GAAP, Club Swim, Club Water Polo, Homeless Outreach Programs and Education (HOPE), pre-med society, research in the Kromer Lab

Hey fellow Pennsylvanians! My name is Paige Curcio (she/her) and I am from Schwenksville, PA. I am a senior in the College majoring in Neurobiology, minoring in Psychology, and studying on a pre-med track. Trying to decide where I wanted to go to college was a huge challenge for me, but when I came to my GAAP weekend I knew that Georgetown was the place for me! When I saw all that Washington, DC had to offer and realized that Georgetown had the most welcoming and encouraging community of the schools I had visited, it was easy to make my choice. After coming to campus, Georgetown did not disappoint. I immediately fell in love with the city and enjoyed having the opportunity to meet people through all the different clubs that Georgetown offers. I had help navigating my homesickness from the student leaders, the university’s support services, and the overall sense of community that Georgetown works hard to foster. Since coming to Georgetown, I have been able to get involved with clubs like GAAP and HOPE, have had fun on Club Swim and Club Water Polo, and have experienced working for the athletic trainers and as a lifeguard at the pool. I have also had the opportunity to do research on the medical campus, serve as a teaching assistant in introductory biology classes, and grow the Club Water Polo program as a co-captain. I hope this shows how Georgetown really helps everyone find their niche and that this peaks your interest in all the university has to offer. Please let me know if you have any questions at all! I’m looking forward to hearing from you and to hopefully convincing you that DC is a great next adventure, whether you’re from Philly, Pittsburgh, or somewhere in between!
E-mail: pac113@georgetown.edu

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Charleston, SC
High School: Porter-Gaud School
Activities: GAAP, DC Schools Project, Chi Alpha (Campus Ministry), GU Ballroom Dance Club, GULS

Hey y’all! My name is Caroline Vail (she/her), and I’m from Charleston. I am a sophomore in the College currently deciding between double majoring in Sociology, Linguistics, or Spanish & Portuguese Studies. As much as I loved getting to spend an extra year in SC while we were fully virtual, I am so excited to finally be on the Hilltop! While online, I began working with DC Schools Project, a program with the Central for Social Justice where we provide ESL tutoring for students in DC Public Schools. I also got involved with DC Chi Alpha (an affiliated Protestant ministry) last year and currently lead a women’s small group on campus. Both of these experiences were extremely rewarding while in the virtual format as I was able to stay connected to the Georgetown community from eight hours away! Since arriving on the Hilltop this Fall, I have also gotten involved with the GU Ballroom Dance Club where I have already learned dances such as the waltz, quickstep, rumba, and so much more—though I am hoping to bring the Carolina shag to the Hilltop soon! In my free time, I enjoy exploring DC and trying all of the amazing restaurants in Georgetown and beyond. In fact, it was the row houses and cobblestone streets of the Georgetown neighborhood that reminded me of Charleston and instantly made me feel at home. Now, in my second year as a member of the Georgetown community and my first year on the Hilltop, I can confirm that coming to Georgetown has both broadened my horizons and welcomed me home—something that I am certain can happen for you too!
E-mail: clv36@georgetown.edu

SOUTH DAKOTA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Brookings, SD
High School: Brookings High School
Activities: GAAP, Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, New Student Orientation Advisor, International Relations Club, OWN IT Summit, Hilltop Consultants

Áine Crinion

Hailing from the home of the jackrabbits, I’m Áine Crinion from Brookings! I’m currently a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Though you certainly won’t find any jackrabbits or jackalopes out here in DC, I’m so happy that you’re considering cheering 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

TENNESSEE

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2024
Major: STIA
Hometown: Brentwood, TN
High School: University School of Nashville
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Program Board (GPB), Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee, SFS Academic Council (SFSAC), New Student Orientation (NSO), The Hoya, Protestant Ministry

Hi future Tennessee Hoyas! I’m Hannah Laibinis (she/her/hers) and I’m originally from Brentwood, Tennessee! I’m a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) with a concentration in Biotechnology and Global Health. I’m also considering minoring in Mandarin Chinese and/or Statistics. Besides serving as a GAAP State Chair, I am an events chair for the Georgetown Program Board (think fun events with free food!), a player on the women’s club ultimate frisbee team, a chair on the SFS Academic Council, a new student orientation advisor, a photographer for The Hoya (a student-run newspaper), and a member of Protestant Ministry. Living in D.C. is also one of my favorite parts of going to Georgetown. From interning at the U.S. Capitol to studying at the Library of Congress to running to the Lincoln Memorial, there are so many professional and recreational opportunities that you cannot experience anywhere else. Though I definitely miss the nature, music, and food of Tennessee, I have found a second home here in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown. I was definitely nervous about leaving Tennessee and moving to a new city in a different part of the country, but I felt so welcomed into the Georgetown community as soon as I stepped on campus. I have made friends from all over the world, discovered new passions and hobbies, and learned from professors who are experts in their fields. Becoming a Hoya has been the best choice I have ever made! I cannot wait to meet you all and have more Tennessee Hoyas on the Hilltop! If you have any questions, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: hhl11@georgetown.edu

TEXAS

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2025
Major: Marketing and International Business
Hometown: Katy, TX
High School: James E. Taylor High School
Activities: GAAP, Innovo Consulting, Asian American Student Association (AASA), GAMBLE

Hey Texas Hoyas! My name is Isaac Choi (he/him), and I’m a freshman in the McDonough School of Business, majoring in Marketing and International Business. I come from Katy, Texas (a small suburb right outside of Houston) and have lived there my entire life. My experience thus far at Georgetown has been absolutely amazing. Georgetown’s emphasis on academic excellence, diversity in thought, and accessibility to professional resources in D.C. is something you can’t find anywhere else. The space Georgetown gives you to grow as a student and person is absolutely incredible. I have met the most amazing people even within the first two weeks of school; friends from Taiwan, New York, Kentucky, Florida, and more. As I have been interacting with so many diverse perspectives, some of which I would not have been able to experience back home in Texas, I have learned so much about myself in the process. At Georgetown, I’m a part of Innovo Consulting, the Asian American Student Association, and GAMBLE. Speaking of clubs, there’s such a breadth of diversity in what activities you can pursue here. From business-oriented clubs to social justice organizations to even an EATING SOCIETY, there’s truly something for everyone here. Some things I like doing for fun here are going shopping on M-Street with friends, visiting the monuments past midnight, scootering around the waterfront, and finding the best Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants in the area. I can tell you that I know exactly what it feels like to move so far away from home. With that being said, feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you have! Hoya Saxa 🙂
E-mail: ic427@georgetown.edu

UTAH

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
High School: West High School
Activities: GAAP, Asian American Student Association, Eating Society, Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity – Alpha Chapter, Georgetown Collegiate Investors


E-mail: kyz6@georgetown.edu

VERMONT

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Linguistics and Psychology
Hometown: South Burlington, VT
High School: Rice Memorial High School
Activities: GAAP, The Georgetown Voice

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 it’s 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 sophomore in the College majoring in Linguistics and Psychology. I’m a member of The Georgetown Voice, where I work as an assistant Halftime Leisure editor. 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

VIRGINIA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: Business and Global Affairs
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High School: St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Activities: GAAP, UNICEF, H*yas for Choice


E-mail: vmw15@georgetown.edu

WASHINGTON

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2024
Major: Marketing, Finance
Hometown: Bellevue WA
High School: Bellevue High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Marketing Association (GMA), Hoya Blue, Georgetown Collegiate Investors (GCI)

Hey future Hoyas and welcome to the other Washington! My name is Oliver Charaf (he/him), and I am a sophomore from Bellevue, Washington in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Marketing and Finance and minoring in Economics. Here on the Hilltop I am involved in many student organizations, such as GAAP, Georgetown Marketing Association, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, and our school’s spirit club, Hoya Blue. When away from our beautiful campus, you can find me frequenting the Dupont Circle Farmers market or lunching with friends by the monuments. When I’m missing Lake Washington a little too much, you’ll find me hanging out at the Georgetown waterfront. As a proud Bellevue High Wolverine and the graduate of a large public high school, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I have enjoyed Georgetown’s theology and philosophy classes – topics I had not had the opportunity to explore in my school district. Aside from engaging courses, I’ve been impressed by the eagerness each professor at Georgetown has shown in supporting and accommodating students’ individual needs. My favorite anecdote I use to describe the professors here is an experience with my freshman year Writing Seminar professor. He took attendance every class by going around and asking us individually how we were feeling that day. This value of developing the whole person, one of Georgetown’s core values, Cura Personalis, is prevalent in every facet of the Georgetown community, be it the faculty, TA’s, club mentors, or most impactfully in the student culture on campus. About the student body, my favorite part about the people here is that everyone is passionate about something. Whether it be International Politics, Justice and Peace Studies, or the fiery passionate Grilling Society, there really is a place for everyone on The Hilltop, and I cannot wait to share it with you all. Until then, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any dying questions you may have, or just to chat. See you all soon and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  oc145@georgetown.edu

WEST VIRGINIA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Morgantown, WV
High School: Morgantown High School
Activities: GAAP, HOME with CSJ, GU Politics, Senior Class Committee, working with the Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC), Moot Court

Hello West Virginians and Future Hoyas! My name is Emily Fisher (she/her), and I am a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with minors in Disability Studies and Jewish Civilization.  As one of the few students from my high school to come to school in the DC area, let alone being one of the few West Virginian Hoyas, it can be an overwhelming and strange process. My experience at GAAP weekend helped me greatly decide that Georgetown would be my next destination.  The community here has been welcoming and supportive from day one. I can say now as a senior that deciding to come to Georgetown allowed me opportunities and experiences I could not have imagined. From guests on campus, enthusiastic professors with a whole range of expertise and practical work, to events with other students, it is safe to say that this is another home which seeks to show you all the world has to offer. You can find me working with the Center for Social Justice with HOME for Homelessness, Outreach, Meals, and Education, time with the Center for Jewish Civilization, or with Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics).  Additionally, I am a member of the Senior Class Committee, spending time showing my desire to help create more memories as a Hoya.  One of the songwriters of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” was a Hoya, so it does make sense to be able to find these connections on the Hilltop.  I would love to share my love for Georgetown and what it means to be a Hoya with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out, from Weirton to Welch, Martinsburg to Matewan and all points in between. Hoya Saxa, and Montani Semper Liberi! It is a great day to be a West Virginian Hoya, wherever you may be.
E-mail: ehf21@georgetown.edu

WISCONSIN

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
High School: Chippewa Falls Public High School
Activities: GAAP, Club Fencing, Campus Ministry, Carroll Fellows, Augustine Theological Center, Pro Vita Mundi Academic Magazine

Hello fellow Wisconsinites! My name is Joshua Gienapp, and I’m a junior studying Government and Arabic in the College. Although I’ve been hopping around the country for most of my life as a military kid, my high school years were spent in Chippewa Falls, famously the hometown of Jack from Titanic. The switch from my cozy small town to Washington, D.C. was daunting, but I was quickly distracted by the brilliant students and unmatched opportunities I encountered as a Hoya. Georgetown is a perfect place to find new passions and invigorate existing ones. For example, I’m learning a new language (Arabic), redeveloping a long-lost skill (fencing), and continuing to examine my faith through one of Georgetown’s many excellent campus ministries. And through these activities, I’ve built a community surpassing even what I had in Wisconsin. Georgetown students are the brightest, kindest, and most interesting group of people I’ve encountered. I’ve met students studying to be writers, artists, journalists, historians, classicists, scientists, doctors, diplomats, and much more. I’m convinced Georgetown can meet any interest you may have, and then some. And despite our many passions and fields of expertise, we Hoyas often find ourselves unified in purpose. We actively engage with the world through the means we choose and have a collective conviction to understand and improve the world around us—a world we find at our fingertips due to the manifold opportunities of Washington. I love to discuss anything related to Georgetown, whether it’s about academics, clubs, guest lecturers, restaurants, weather, or life in general, so don’t hesitate to contact me! I hope we can meet on the Hilltop soon, but until then, Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jtg80@georgetown.edu


Transfer Chairs

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: History and Art History
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Previous Institution: Boston University
Activities: GAAP, Nomadic Theater, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, SAPE, Georgetown Environment Initiative, Cornerstone mentor

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Marion Cassidy and I’m currently a Junior in the College studying History and Art History with a minor in Theater and Performance Studies. I’m from Brooklyn, New York and transferred from Boston University. Everyone has their own transfer journey and I was certainly on the fence about whether I should transfer, but for me, Georgetown was a better fit. I was drawn to Georgetown due to its ambitious students, incredible location, liberal arts education, and community values. Transferring during a pandemic was definitely challenging, but I’ve been impressed by the camaraderie of everyone at this school, both students and faculty. I’m involved with Nomadic Theater, a fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, a Sexual Assault Peer Educator (SAPE), and work for the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI). When I was choosing whether to come to Georgetown I called with several GAAP transfer chairs and it really helped me make my decision. I’d love to talk to prospective transfers about anything Georgetown related as well as the transfer process and adjustment that comes with it!
E-mail: mec376@georgetown.edu

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2024
Major: Culture and Politics
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Previous Institution: Bauxite High School
Activities: GAAP, GIRC, The Women’s Network, GSP

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Zoee Clifton, and I am currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. I entered Georgetown as a sophomore transfer in the fall of 2021, after spending my first year at another university. Here at Georgetown, I plan on majoring in Culture and Politics and minoring in French. While I loved my old university, I knew that Georgetown was where I needed to be in order to better understand my passions and how they translate into a career path. And, although I just recently arrived, I have already made progress towards doing so! While being a transfer student is undoubtedly daunting, the support I have received is truly unparalleled. From the moment I was accepted, I have been in communication with my academic advising dean and not one, not two, but three (!!!) peer advisors! Further, I am currently a resident in the Transfer Living Learning Community (LLC) in McCarthy Hall, where I get to live with fellow transfer students. This is where I have found some of my closest friends and strongest support systems. There’s never a lack of activity in our common room, and, in fact, it’s so popular that it’s not uncommon to see friends from other residence halls around campus hanging out there! I’m also involved with GAAP, Georgetown International Relations Club, The Women’s Network, and the Georgetown Scholars Program. Outside of classes, clubs, and the never-ending opportunities to be involved on the Hilltop, I enjoy taking time to explore DC and all that it has to offer. One of my favorite things to do so far has been ‘monumenting’ (aka going to the monuments late at night). It sounds crazy, but it’s actually super fun! I look forward to sharing all of my favorite spots here in DC and hope to speak with you soon! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: znc6@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2024
Major: Comparative Literature
Hometown: New York, NY
Previous Institution: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Activities: GAAP, AASA-PAC, The Anthem, GAFAS

Hello! My name is August and I’m a sophomore in the College majoring in Comparative Literature. I attended my freshman year of college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, transferring to Georgetown for the fall of my sophomore year. Transferring schools was a big decision for me, and it certainly paid off! One of the things I have loved most about Georgetown is the accessibility of academic advising, it’s so simple to email my academic advisors or dean with questions about courses to take or building a schedule. As a Chinese-adoptee, I was also super impressed to learn that there is an affinity club for adopted students: GAFAS, the Georgetown Alliance of Fostered and Adoptee Students. It is communities such as these that have made my first semester at Georgetown such a wonderful experience! I’d love to talk with prospective Hoyas about campus life, academics, and my own experience as a transfer student. My Please email me if you’d like to get in touch! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: azc7@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government
Hometown: Dubai, UAE
Previous Institution: University College, London
Activities: GAAP, The Voice, NSO, GU Bipartisan Coalition, MSA, SAS

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Kulsum and I am a junior in the College majoring in government and minoring in Arabic and Public Health. I began my college career at University College London studying history, but quickly realized that I was craving the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects and experience a campus university. It’s for these reasons that I chose to apply to Georgetown and the College specifically. Other than being involved in GAAP, I am an Assistant Editor for the opinion section of the Georgetown student magazine The Voice. I was also an Orientation Advisor during New Student Orientation (NSO), and am part of the GU Bipartisan Coalition and several cultural clubs. I was undoubtedly nervous about transferring to Georgetown because I would be changing both universities and academic systems. However, Georgetown is the most welcoming community I’ve ever been a part of. The transfer community here is particularly strong, and I’ve made some of my best friends among people I met on my first day. As an international student, I have loved exploring D.C. and other parts of the east coast. D.C. is a fascinating city, and there’s so much to explore, even just around Georgetown. I know that I made the best possible decision when I decided to apply to Georgetown, and I would love to talk to any of you about the transfer process! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any and all questions you might have. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kzg2@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
Previous Institution: Cornell University
Activities: GAAP, The Hoya, Kappa Alpha Theta, GUSHME

Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Kaia and I’m from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I’m a senior studying psychology on the pre-med track and I transferred to Georgetown during my junior fall from Cornell University. Transferring was an immense undertaking and I’m sure any other transfer student can relate to this. But, I can 100% assure you that it is so worth it in the end! And, being a transfer student has given me an entirely new identity as a college student, and it’s something I wear with pride. It’s also exposed me to a myriad of perspectives that continue to influence me. As a new Hoya, I made sure to join as many clubs as I could, which has truly helped me integrate into the Georgetown community. Although I had the unique experience of starting at a brand-new school from home in a virtual capacity during the height of the pandemic, I was struck by how immediately welcomed I felt at Georgetown. The fact that I was able to meet friends (some of whom are now my roommates!) over Zoom speaks to the fact that Georgetown is a vibrant community of down-to-earth and enthusiastic people. I am always so amazed by my peers because of their genuine curiosity, passion for innovation, sheer compassion, and diverse interests. Now a senior and fully immersed on campus, I love Georgetown even more and am so happy to have found a home here. Georgetown, located in the metropolitan D.C., is also a cozy and beautiful campus with its very own bustling community — I feel like I get to enjoy the best of both worlds that is urban and suburban at the same time! All in all, I feel like I’ve been pushed beyond the bounds of my comfort zone on various levels here at Georgetown, which I know has made me grow as a person; I’m so grateful for everything Georgetown has given me within the past year and I would love to speak with you about transferring or about Georgetown in general! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kch80@georgetown.edu

School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
Year: 2023
Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Dartmouth, MA
Previous Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Activities: GAAP, Hoya Blue, GU Space Initiative

Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Shane and I am currently a junior in the School of Continuing Studies pursuing an individualized concentration in business. I attended my first two years of college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and transferred to Georgetown University the fall of my junior year. While it was tough to leave UMass, life on the hilltop has been awesome. I really appreciate how Georgetown offers small class sizes and a campus feel all while being located in a major metropolitan city. In addition to GAAP, I have become involved in Hoya Blue and the Georgetown University Space Initiative. Because of the school’s location, I have also had the opportunity to spend time working on Capitol Hill while completing my studies. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to talk about campus life, the transfer process, or anything else. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: scr84@georgetown.edu

McDonough School of Business (MSB) 
Year: 2022
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Lorton, VA
Previous University: South County High School
Activities: GAAP, Entertainment & Media Alliance, GAAP, Independent Magazine, The Women’s Network

Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Arushi Sharma and I am a senior in the McDonough School of Business, studying Marketing. The idea of transferring going into my junior year was scary. How would I catch up in my coursework? How would I make new friends? Well, within a week of my acceptance letter, my advisor transferred my credits over and made a personalized academic course plan for my next two years. Every transfer was eager to meet and to go out to explore all the famous restaurants in Georgetown. And every current Hoya was so excited to share their love for Georgetown and to help me get involved in the over 350 organizations on campus. I transferred because of the vast amount of career development opportunities Georgetown offers, industry specific coursework like Luxury Marketing that you cannot find anywhere else, the gorgeous scenic beauty of the campus overlooking the Potomac river, and a catalog of unimaginable study abroad experiences, some of which don’t even require more than one prerequisite. But I now call Georgetown University my home because of the Hoyas who have pushed me to be stronger not only academically, but socially, Hoyas who have made me feel like I was a part of them from day one, professors who have the funniest career anecdotes, and a campus that makes you feel safe but has open doors to not only Fortune 100 companies, but the best restaurants, monuments, and museums the country has to offer. I can go on and on about why I love Georgetown so please reach out about transferring. I hope to see you on the Hilltop soon and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: as4709@georgetown.edu


International Chairs

ASIA

School of Nursing and Health Sciences (NHS)
Year: 2024
Major: Human Science, Pre-med
Hometown: Dubai
High School: American School of Dubai
Activities: GAAP, Arab Society, Georgetown UNICEF

Hello future Hoyas!!! My name is Tuana and I am currently a sophomore and a Pre-med Human Science major in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS). I’m ethnically Turkish and Lebanese, but spent my first 12 years growing up in Bahrain before finishing middle and high school in Dubai. I remember the daunting college application process and the anxiety/uncertainty it came with as if it were yesterday, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of this team to help ease the stress that comes with it. As an international student, being so far away from home is hard sometimes, but Georgetown made the distance feel as comfortable as possible – the community and diversity that this school holds is unlike anything I have experienced, and there is genuinely a place for everyone here. In addition, your academic advisors are truly there to support your every need and guide you through every uncertainty, whether it’s school related or not. I struggled a lot on my path as a Pre-med student this year and almost gave up, but after several conversations and constant support from my dean, I embraced the challenge with open arms and am grateful to complete my first in-person semester in the same major and school. Georgetown was my dream school, and it’s safe to say that my experience here so far has definitely lived up to my expectations. As you go through this process, I only wish the same for you! Please do not hesitate to reach out to chat or ask any questions you may have in mind. We are all here to support you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: tf511@georgetown.edu

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2025
Major: Health Care Management & Policy (HCMP)
Hometown: Singapore / Jakarta, Indonesia
High School: United World College of South East Asia – Dover Campus
Activities: GAAP, AASA-PRG, Club Singapore, Heroes for Hearts

Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Nicole, and I’m a freshman in the NHS. I’m currently majoring in HCMP on the Management track, but I’m thinking of switching to Computer Science with a minor in Public Health. Though I’m Chinese-Indonesian, I spent a large part of my life in Singapore after living in Jakarta, so I consider both places to be my home. The process of committing to any school is daunting, but Georgetown provides a comprehensive support network of academic advisors, peer advisors, and international advisors to help make your transition easier — so hang tight, you’re in good hands! Additionally, because Georgetown has a relatively small undergraduate population size, it’s much easier to connect with professors and TAs alike and find a tight-knit community. This is even more apparent in the NHS, which is the smallest school within Georgetown. Also, with the abundance of classes on offer, Georgetown offers the perfect environment to explore your academic interests (which is how I kickstarted my passion for coding). Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about campus life, academics, or anything else! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ngg19@georgetown.edu

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
High School: Seoul Foreign School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Eco-Consultants, Vibe, AASA, KSA, Think

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Madeline Lee and I’m a freshman in the SFS. I was born and raised in Seoul, but also I lived in Virginia and Toronto. I am currently undeclared as I plan on majoring in Global Business, but I am also interested in applying to the BSBGA program. As an international student, it was difficult for me to hear from current students about their experience at Georgetown and I didn’t get the chance to visit the campus before NSO, so I was definitely nervous coming to college. However, just a few months on the Hilltop made me realize that coming to Georgetown was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The tight-knit community is extremely welcoming and supportive and the diverse student organizations and clubs has not only allowed me to further develop my passions, but also discover new interests. As Georgetown is located in the heart of the capital, there is always something to do off-campus such as going to a museum, taking the GUTS bus to Dupont Circle or walking around the waterfront. On campus, I talk to prospective international students in GAAP, work for organizations such as the Potomac River Keepers Network in Georgetown Eco-Consultants, dance at Vibe, socialize with fellow Asian-American and Korean students in AASA and KSA, and fundraise for North Korean defectors in Think. If you are wondering if you are a good fit for the school, what academic and non-academic opportunities the school offers or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rl1043@georgetown.edu

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Wuhan, China
High School: Wuhan Britain-China School
Activities: GAAP, MUN

I’m Cameron Li, a freshman in the SFS and currently undecided about my major. I’m from Wuhan, China and I attended high school back home. I find the core curriculum especially helpful for finding a true academic interest. I’m also involved in MUN on campus. Back in high school I never thought I would end up on the Hilltop but now I’m proud to call it home. Coming from a not-as-international city, I felt that applying to colleges in the US was especially hard. I’d be more than willing to share my advice on applications so feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: xl610@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2025
Major: Economics
Hometown: Shanghai, China
High School: Fudan University/Sidwell Friends School
Activities: GAAP, Vibe_, Model UN/International Relations Club, Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Penny and I’m a freshman in the College potentially studying Economics. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Coming from a non-English speaking high school, I know it could seem intimidating having to adjust to a completely new college environment, both academically and culturally. Therefore, I am here to help and I would love to share with you my Georgetown experience. Georgetown is a welcoming place that has so much to offer – classes, clubs, social events, pre-professional opportunities – and everyone can find a community with those who share the same interests. On the Hilltop, you can find me making friends from all over the world at IRC, practicing Kpop dance with Vibe’s performance group, stage managing Mask and Bauble’s show, exploring museums in DC, and checking out Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and I would love to share more about life at Georgetown! Good luck and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: fl466@georgetown.edu (new window)

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Business and Global Affairs
Hometown: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
High School: Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Activities: GAAP, International Student Association, International New Student Orientation, SFS Peer Advisors, Bossier Magazine

Hey, future international Hoyas! My name is Aiganym, and I am a third-year student pursuing a dual degree in Business and Global Affairs between the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business with a minor in Economics. I am originally from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, but I spent the last two years of high school in a Hong Kong international boarding school. I remember being in your shoes three years ago and how incredibly excited (and nervous!) I felt about choosing a university. While Georgetown had been my dream school for a long time, I did not expect it to exceed my expectations the way it did. The university community is something a lot of my peers would highlight because it is truly unique – there is a place in it for everyone. Expect to learn more about the world and yourself not only through your classes with leading experts in your field but also through your daily interactions with other Hoyas as you explore the nation’s capital together. Some of my favorite Georgetown memories involve trying out new restaurants or visiting museums around DC with my friends. In addition, the variety of clubs on campus will allow you to try out new hobbies (or consolidate your current ones) – and if you don’t find something you like, you can always start your own club! Besides being involved with GAAP, I am a member of different cultural clubs (including the International Student Association), and I occasionally write for the on-campus feminist magazine, Bossier. I also serve as an International Ambassador within the OGS to help welcome new international students on campus every semester. So feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns – from coming to the US for college to class recommendations – I’d be delighted to help!
E-mail: an800@georgetown.edu

Georgetown McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2025
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
High School: International School of Myanmar
Activities: GAAP, DCivitas Consulting, CSA, BuSA

Hi everyone! I’m Yoon, a freshman in the Mcdonough School of Business (MSB). I‘m from Yangon, Myanmar and spent my entire academic life at a K-12 international school there, so I knew that going to college overseas would be a huge change. I was exactly in your shoes just a year ago, conflicted on which school to commit to. But Georgetown and the community of students and faculty here have made the college experience super delightful and rewarding so far and I have truly never felt more welcomed. At Georgetown, you have access to many one of a kind opportunities, whether it be attending speaker events featuring prominent figures like Hillary Clinton or consulting for local or international nonprofits as part of your First-Year Seminar Social Impact Consulting Project. I’ve also had the chance to connect with Hoyas from around the world through my Literature and Writing class which is specifically designed for internationals, and also through events hosted by clubs like the International Student Association and the McDonough Global Student Association. In addition to being an International Chair for GAAP, I am also a Marketing Specialist for the student-run consulting club DCivitas and am also part of the Chinese Student Association and Buddhist Student Association. I know that choosing to further your education abroad is a huge commitment for any student so do reach out to me if you have any questions about the college application/decision-making process, the visa process, or about Georgetown/DC in general!
E-mail: yo122@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2025
Major: Economics
Hometown: Shanghai, China
High School: Shanghai YK Pao School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, CSSA, AASA, International Relation Club

Hello future Hoyas! My name is John (Qi Ang) Yang. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Before coming to Georgetown, I attended YK Pao School in Shanghai. I’m currently a freshman in the College. Given that freshmen can’t declare a major yet, I’m still undecided. But I will be double majoring in economics and computer science. One year ago, I was in your shoes, unable to decide what I wanted to major in and wondering what college life would be like. No worries! Georgetown’s core requirements allowed me to explore fields that I’ve never thought about doing. It was challenging to discuss religious issues in a Problem of God class or to analyze a cuisine in a food study class. However, they all provide diverse perspectives to help you find your true passion. If you are still unsure or hesitating, Georgetown will be a great place for you to explore your academic passion. Life on the hilltop is much more than academic. On campus, I’m the Outreach chair of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association, in which I manage the association’s partnerships with more than 20 sponsors including LinkedIn China and Bank of China. I’m also a member of the Georgetown Collegiate Investor club, which is a student-run, student-funded investment fund on campus. Please feel free to reach out to talk about the pre-professional culture on campus if you are interested. Of Course, as an international Chair of GAAP, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Georgetown life and this caring community. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: qy80@georgetown.edu (new window)

EUROPE

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: International Politics/Regional and Comparative Studies
Hometown: London, UK
High School: TASIS England
Activities: GAAP, GeorgetownDC Reads, The Hoya, IRC

Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Josh and I am currently a Freshmen in the School of Foreign Service with an intended major of International Politics or Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus in East Asia. Besides GAAP, I am also involved with The Hoya, DC Reads, and International Relations Club! I was born just outside of London (Kingston-upon-Thames), but was raised in the US (Philadelphia/northern NJ) and Singapore as well. I am currently based outside of London in Surrey. Having grown up abroad and applying to college as an international student, the application process seemed daunting as I would be living so far away from home. Nevertheless, trading London for DC has been an amazing opportunity that I am incredibly grateful for, and I feel that I have truly found my home in the Georgetown community. I love the campus spirit that I encounter everyday at Georgetown and the sense of pride that comes with being a Hoya in an incredibly supportive community. Despite only being a Freshmen, I know that I have already made friends for life and I hope to inspire future Hoyas to make the most of the wonderful college experience that Georgetown has to offer. I would be more than happy to answer any questions about applying to college as an international student, life at Georgetown, or just questions about transitioning to university in general! Please feel free to reach out and I look forward to seeing you on the Hilltop soon!
E-mail: jjf106@georgetown.edu

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: International Politics
Hometown: France
High School: Lycée International Victor Hugo
Activities: GAAP, Philodemic Society, Boardgame Club

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Liam. I am originally from California, but when I was 11 I moved to France. I lived there for seven years and attended the British International Option of the French Baccalaureate in a lycee in Toulouse. Now, I am a first-year in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2025. I’m studying International Politics and doing a certificate in Diplomacy, reflecting my international experiences and my deep passion for politics, which developed with my high school engagement in activities such as Model United Nations. But on campus, I’m involved in student organizations such as the Georgetown Admissions Ambassadors Program, the Philodemic Society (our debating club), and the Boardgame club. After graduating, I hope to become a foreign service officer for the Department of State to work in the American foreign service corps. Georgetown prepares its student well for the careers they choose to pursue, with their excellent professors and classes and their fantastic research and internship opportunities. I’ve always been very interested in philosophy, politics, and debating, and I believe I’ve found a home on the hilltop. There are many student organizations on campus, which I encourage all of you to check out. For me, the clubs I chose really helped me to find my place here. As an international student, I find it helpful to remember that many others are in the same situation you are in and you’ll always have amazing support. Everyone is nervous regardless of their origins, but we all eventually find our place. Georgetown will definitely be one of the most memorable experiences in your lives, whether it’s meeting Hillary Clinton in Healy Hall, doing an all-nighter with your friends at Lauinger Library, or exploring the wonderful city of Washington, DC. If you have any questions about anything or just want to talk about your experiences, email me. Don’t hesitate to reach out! See you on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: los11@georgetown.edu

LATIN AMERICA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2024
Major: International Political Economy (IPEC)
Hometown: Lima, Peru
High School: Colegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen – Carmelitas
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Catholic Ministry, and the International Relations Club (IRC)

Queridos futuros Hoyas, I’m Renato Llontop, a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service from Lima, Peru. Coming to Georgetown has been such a wonderful experience, especially after finally meeting many of my peers from the virtual world in real life. I’m currently majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Math with a possible certificate in International Business Diplomacy. As an international student, transition to Georgetown was not complicated as you might think: my American friends were comprehensive enough up to the point of teaching me some American traits and, at the same time, the cultural richness that arises from the big international student community in this campus makes everybody feel welcome. Georgetown’s location in DC makes the college experience even more enjoyable, as there are tons of opportunities to do in the area from a personal and professional point of view. I think that one of the things that makes this place unique is the people you get to know, from your classmates to the workers, and that’s something that no matter the distance traveled and the time lived, it will always be there. Applying to Georgetown was an adventure, as not many students from my high school were used to applying to schools abroad. Please, let me know if you have any questions about the process and Georgetown life in general. I will be more than happy to help and make sure your time of getting to know Georgetown is as enjoyable as possible. ¡Fuerte abrazo y Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rjl97@georgetown.edu

NORTH AMERICA

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2024
Major: Culture and Politics (CULP)
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada / Hong Kong
High School: St Michaels University School
Activities: GAAP, ASK Tutor Program, Georgetown Strategy Group, Club Badminton, Club Field Hockey, Resident Assistant

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Jessie and I am a sophomore in the SFS majoring in Culture and Politics and minoring in philosophy. I was born and raised in Hong Kong but have always gone between the big city and Vancouver, Canada – so I consider them both my home. I committed to Georgetown during COVID without ever seeing the campus before, but this year has definitely been an unforgettable one so far. In addition to GAAP, I’m involved in educational work (my academic interest) through Georgetown Strategy Group and the ASK Tutor Program, stay active with the club badminton and field hockey teams, and help freshmen out as a RA. One of the things I have really loved about Georgetown is its academic flexibility. My internal transfer from the College to the SFS has allowed me to tailor my concentration towards education design and social justice, two things that I could equally focus on in the SFS’s interdisciplinary major. Small classes and professor accessibility have really allowed me to get the most out of my experience at Georgetown. If you have any questions about academics, F-1 visas, residential life, or just want to chat, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! See you all soon 🙂
E-mail: jc3182@georgetown.edu

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2025
Major: International Political Economy (IPEC)
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
High School: West Point Grey Academy
Activities: GAAP, Hoya Blue, AASA, IRC, Outdoors Club, Intramural Sports

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Jeremy and I’m currently a freshman in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. On-campus I’m involved in most things active. Recently I was able to travel with our student section club, Hoya Blue, to North Carolina and cheer on our men’s soccer team in the national college cup. Being from Canada, we’ll have a little bit of a different path and requirements than other international students, but the transition is truly seamless to life on the hilltop. Whether you’re working on your visa or settling into life on campus, you’ll have a great support network wherever you look. Even though it’s only my first year, Georgetown has really lived up to my expectations. If you have questions about absolutely anything, or just want to chat, my email is jhf64@georgetown.edu. Please don’t hesitate to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jhf64@georgetown.edu