Connect with Hoyas

Regional Chair Profiles
State Chair Profiles
Transfer Chair Profiles
International Chair Profiles
Coffee and Chat with a current student


Welcome to the Connect with Current Students page! GAAP selects State and International Chairs from all 50 U.S. states and many countries to serve as guides for prospective and accepted students. These students are excellent resources and are happy to answer questions about student life at Georgetown. Examples of questions they can answer include:

Why did you choose Georgetown?
What’s it like going to school in DC?
What do you like to do on weekends?
What’s your favorite thing about Georgetown?
What is your least favorite thing about Georgetown?
What activities are you involved in?
How did you choose your major?
What are your classes like?

Unfortunately, our State and International Chairs cannot answer admissions-related questions, such as:

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What SAT score do you need to get into Georgetown?
What are my chances of being admitting with my GPA and SAT scores?
What is the most important factor in the admissions process?
Georgetown is my first choice school. How do I get in?


GAAP Members are not directly involved in the admissions process. For Admissions related queries, please see the Admissions Office website. While the Admissions process is complex and involves a wide variety of factors, the Accepted Students’ Profile provides the best snapshot at the typical student accepted to Georgetown.


Regional Chairs

Georgetown College(COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Linguistics
Hometown: Florham Park, NJ
High School: Villa Walsh Academy
Activities: GAAP, Cornerstone Initiative, What’s a Hoya, College Republicans, Hoya Blue

Riley Amalfitano

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2020
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Columbia, SC
High School: Ben Lippen School
Activities: GAAP, Sailing Team, Public Real Estate Fund

William Wu

Hello, future Hoyas! My name is William Wu, and I am from Columbia, SC. I am a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy. No matter if you are a Gamecocks or a Tigers fan, you will all be a Hoya here at 3700 O St. On campus, I am currently involved with the Varsity Sailing team and the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund. I want to firmly assure you that Georgetown will be your second home. Before I left the Great South, my family, my friends, my school, my Clemson team, my church, and sweet tea, I was uncertain whether Georgetown would be the place for me. The GAAP weekend experience totally offered me new perspectives on what it meant to be a Hoya. I chose Georgetown because of its Jesuit values like service to others, its people who love and support one another, and its vast opportunities which will ultimately shape who I will become. I am a Hoya because Georgetown is home. It even sometimes has elements of home; you will be surprised by how many students here are secretly Tigers or Gamecocks fans and how many are obsessed with Chick-fil-A and southern barbecue. I want you to come to Georgetown not only for its incredible education, but also for its people, your future classmates. I want you to come to Georgetown because this isn’t just school; this is a lifelong journey. The professors here are eager to meet you, and the students here are eager to become your friends. Plus, Jack the Bulldog wants to meet you too.
E-mail: fw143@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: English and Government
Hometown: Canton, OH
High School: Jackson High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Running Club, Club Lacrosse, The Hoya, GUWIL, Georgetown Program Board

Julia Hartnett

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2019
Major: Economics & Mathematics
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
High School: Foothill High School
Activities: GAAP, GUMSHOE, GIVES, Research Assistant

Nick Zevanove

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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2020
Major: International Business Political Economy, Finance
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Activities: GAAP, ABP Fundraising Co-Chair, Unsung Heroes Director of Finance, GSP Mentor

Corina Lobo

Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Corina Lobo, and I’m from the beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas. I am a member of the Class of 2020 in the McDonough School of Business (MSB) and majoring in International Business with a concentration in Political Economy and Finance with a minor in Government. Moving to DC from Texas was definitely challenging, as I had to leave behind my family and the Texas heat, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision! I was worried at first about heading to college, making friends, and finding a community I felt at home with. However, Georgetown has provided me with a one of a kind welcome and endless opportunities. Georgetown brings together a rich and diverse community filled with students with different cultures and a variety of knowledge they are willing to share. The professors and deans are engaging and eager to aid you in any way possible on your journey through Georgetown. It is truly incredible to live in the nation’s capital and have these resources and opportunities available. From paddling on the Potomac, to visiting all of the incredible monuments and museums, to working on Capitol Hill or in the White House, to exploring the history of DC, there is always something going on and an adventure to be had. Besides my involvement with GAAP, I engage with the Georgetown community through serving as a Mentee for the Georgetown Scholarship Program, Co-Chair for Fundraising with the Alternative Breaks Program, and the Director of Finance for Unsung Heroes. Georgetown is truly an incredible University, and I am more than happy to address any questions, concerns, or comments about anything! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: cal280@georgetown.edu


State Chairs

The GAAP State Chairs Program includes in present time over 50 students – State Chairs, who can help you to find answers to your questions. Click on any of our state chairs to read their biography and to find contact information.

ALABAMA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2020
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA)
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
High School: Randolph School
Activities: GAAP, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Blue and Gray Tour Guides, International Relations Club, Club Rock Climbing

Avery League

Hey, Future Hoyas! My name is Avery League; I’m from Huntsville and I’m majoring in STIA (Science, Technology and International Affairs) in the School of Foreign Service, Class of 2020. I absolutely fell in love with Georgetown from the first time I stepped foot on campus. The strength of Georgetown’s international relations programs, its location in the nation’s capital, its culture of “men and women for others,” and the motivated but friendly nature of the student body are just a few things on a long list that still leaves me in awe of the school. This list also used to intimidate me, but it shouldn’t have! Georgetown embraces all aspects of education, most importantly those opportunities to learn where we have fallen short of the people we want to become. I have found so many incredible ways to get involved and build character here, especially through organizations such as the Center for Global Health Science and Security, the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, the International Relations Club, and Club Rock Climbing. In addition, there are countless school wide opportunities, from the amazing speakers that come to campus every week (think Bill Clinton), to the encouragement of interfaith dialogue, to hearing the incredible stories of fellow students. I’m confident each and every one of you has something unique and amazing to offer to the Georgetown community, so feel free to reach out with absolutely any and all questions you have! Even if you just want to chat, I’d love to get to know you and everyone can always use an excuse to buy themselves a coffee (even if it’s just over Skype). Sweet Home Alabama, and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: aal74@georgetown.edu

ALASKA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: Finance & OPIM
Hometown: Fairbanks, AK
High School: Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School
Activities: GUASFCU, GUSIF, The Hoya, Chi Alpha

Prospective Hoyas hailing from the beautiful state of Alaska, my name is Antonio Griffith. I’m currently a Junior in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and I, too, proudly bolster the North Star flag. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, I’ve had the absolute pleasure and privilege to call the Hilltop my home for the past two years. I don’t have to speak for the Georgetown experience because quite frankly, it speaks for itself. I will anyway because no one from the Last Frontier has ever treaded lightly (except in deep snow I suppose). The question is not “What does Georgetown offer?” but “What doesn’t Georgetown offer?”. The answer is next to nothing. If you love history, politics, business, art, and everything in between, this is the place you want to be. If the idea of challenging your personal limitations delights you and the thought of a fun-loving environment excites you, this is the place you want to be. I believe that everyone has a calling and often you’ll find that calling just outside of your comfort zone. Georgetown has the tools for you to explore that calling. Personally, I’ve found ways to discover my calling through campus organizations like the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund and Georgetown’s campus ministry but believe me when I say there is so much more for you to explore. In fact, our own U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski found her place here at Georgetown (I’ve met her on two occasions since arriving on the Hilltop). Oh, and our other senator Dan Sullivan? Safe to say he’s of fan of the University too. Contrary to what many might believe, we Alaskans possess the toughest and the adaptability to make it here in D.C. and I think you’ll find the incredible change of pace eye-opening. You see, as you consider Georgetown, there’s a great opportunity that lies ahead of you. It’s a great time to be a Hoya and it’s always a great time to be an Alaskan. Why not be both? I’d love to help you explore Georgetown. Reach out to me with any questions and I’d be delighted to answer them. Until then, Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  akg74@georgetown.edu

ARIZONA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Economics
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Boulder Creek High School
Activities: GAAP, GUWIL, GIVES, Hoya Taxa, GCI

Hi future Hoyas! My name is Jillian Presley and I’m from the sunny valley of Phoenix, Arizona. I’m a sophomore in the College here at Georgetown majoring in Economics and double minoring in Spanish and Public Health. Moving from the desert of Arizona to D.C. was definitely a big change but it’s a decision I’m so thankful I made. The community at Georgetown has made giving up the year-round warm weather worth it. Georgetown is filled with students of many backgrounds who support and genuinely care about each other. I have found some of my best friends on campus who feel like family in my home away from home. I think the Jesuit values of Georgetown make the spirit of our campus special, as my professors and peers all strive to be “women and men for others,” which means they are always here to offer support and help me succeed on campus. One of my favorite things about Georgetown is its location in D.C. Coming from a small suburb of Phoenix, the unique city life that D.C. has to offer was an exciting prospect for me since I was tired of never having anything better to do than go to In-N-Out with my friends. Now whether it’s shopping on M Street, walking along the waterfront, or seeing the monuments and museums, I never have a dull weekend here. I have had so many great experiences at Georgetown and I hope it can be the place for you as well. Please reach out to talk about Georgetown, Arizona, or anything else!
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, French Club, European Club, Special Olympics, Chi Alpha

Hey future Arkansas Hoyas! My name is Claire Tebbutt. I am from Cabot, home of the Panthers! I am currently a freshman in the School of Foreign Service. I am planning a major in Culture and Politics with a concentration in Western Europe. 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 good ole Arkansas, but in the best way. Just 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! 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 consumed way too much delicious food on M Street and Wisconsin Ave. While the D.C. environment is top-notch, Georgetown itself is also pretty spectacular. I have found all of my classes really interesting, and have actually enjoyed the readings and lectures (who would’ve thought?). 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 next year! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  cet74@georgetown.edu

CALIFORNIA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Global Health
Hometown: Alameda , CA
High School: The College Preparatory School
Activities: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alternative Breaks Program Board, One Tent Public Health Volunteer, Hoya Blue, Hoyas for Choice

Hi future California Hoyas! I’m Allie, and I’m a sophomore in the SFS majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health and minoring in Economics. I’m a long way from my small hometown of Alameda, 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 last year here. From listening to (multiple!) former Secretary of States speak, to exploring the monuments at night, to traveling to Kenya with the African Studies department, to meeting people from all around the country and world, 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

COLORADO

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2021
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
High School: St. Mary’s High School
Activities: GAAP, NHS Ambassador, Relay for Life, Club Basketball

Olivia Florek

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

CONNECTICUT

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2023
Major: Human Science
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
High School: Greenwich High School
Activities: GAAP, Heroes for Hearts, GIVES, and Disability Alliance

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: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
High School: Wilmington Friends School
Activities: GAAP, The Corp, Club Basketball, Americorps Delaware

Natalie DePaulo

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Math
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: National Cathedral School
Activities: GAAP, GU Rangila, Iranian Cultural Society, Kappa Alpha Theta

Ariana Roberts

Hi future D.C. Hoyas! My name is Ariana Roberts and I am so excited to welcome you to Georgetown. I am a junior in the Georgetown College, majoring in math and minoring in Persian. At Georgetown, I am involved in a variety of student organizations, including Rangila (a South Asian philanthropic dance event), Iranian Cultural Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, and, of course, GAAP. I knew Georgetown would be the perfect place for me when I visited during my GAAP weekend, and I absolutely love it here. Every student is given the ability to pursue their unique passions and interests through the wide variety of student organizations and opportunities Georgetown has to offer. I have met so many wonderful people on the Hilltop and I feel such a deep sense of community here. Georgetown is a university built upon strong values like service, diversity, education of the whole person, and more. I love that my peers and professors embody these values. I truly feel at home here at Georgetown. Even though I live close by, attending college in D.C. is a completely different experience from growing up here. Washington D.C. is filled with so much history and culture, and I learn so much from this city every day. I was in your shoes not too long ago. I remember how difficult the college selection process can be, so please reach out to me if you have any questions. I look forward to hopefully meeting you all! Hoya Saxa! Hi future Hoyas!! My name is Ariana and I am so excited to welcome you to the Hilltop! I’m a freshman in Georgetown College with an undeclared major. At Georgetown, I’m involved in a variety of clubs like Georgetown University Women in Leadership (GUWIL), Hoya Blue (the athletic spirit club that attends university sports games), Georgetown Programming Board (that organizes different activities for students), and Iranian Cultural Society. I fell in love with Georgetown during my GAAP weekend, and I’m so happy to be here. I love all of the amazing people I’ve met, and the many clubs and opportunities Georgetown has to offer. I love the values that Georgetown embraces, and I love how each student here embodies those values. I feel as though I am surrounded by people who care about me and my success, and I quickly began to feel at home here. Even though my home away from home isn’t actually that far from home, attending college in DC is such a different experience from growing up here. Because it’s my first year here, I was in your shoes not too long ago. I know that the process of selecting a school can be an easy or difficult one, so feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hopefully seeing you in the fall! Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: alr116@georgetown.edu

FLORIDA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Miami , FL
High School: Torrey Pines High School/ School Year Abroad
Activities: GAAP, Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow and Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society

Hello fellow future Hoyas from Florida! I first wanted to congratulate you on deciding to apply to Georgetown! My name is Jack Resnick and I am a sophomore in the SFS studying International Political Economy with a certificate in Asian Studies and International Business. I am from the ~nicest city in Northern Latin America~, Miami, but am happy to call Georgetown and DC my home now. Though the Northeast isn’t as sunny as our homes in the sunshine state, I have found a home here on campus. Outside of school, I am a Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow, a campus tour guide, and intern off-campus at Adobe. Georgetown has really been the best place for me and I am so excited you’re considering it as well. If you have any questions or just want to reach out to chat, please feel free to email or reach out to me over social media! You can also visit the GAAP Instagram @georgetowngaap. Hope to see you on the Hilltop and Hoya Saxa!
Email: jhr71@georgetown.edu

GEORGIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: Pace Academy
Activities: GAAP, Kappa Kappa Gamma, AKPsi, Peer Adviser, Rangila, Athlete tutor

Julia Ross

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

HAWAII

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Neurobiology
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
High School: Punahou School
Activities: GAAP, Actively Moving Forward, Foundations of Biology I Teaching Assistant, Hardy Middle School Tutor, Kromer Lab Research Assistant, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Volunteer, Pre-Medical Society

Lauren Yap

Aloha future Hawaii Hoyas! My name is Lauren and I’m a student in the College majoring in Neurobiology. I am so thrilled that you are interested in joining us on the Hilltop. Ever since I visited Georgetown in high school, I knew that this community was very special, and my experience here has been more than I even imagined. I’ve enjoyed exploring the Georgetown neighborhood and National Mall, attending talks by influential speakers, and meeting such a fascinating, diverse group of people. Without a doubt, our professors are extraordinary. They are deeply passionate about their fields of study and are so caring and encouraging to the students. Additionally, by being on this beautiful campus in Washington DC, the opportunities are endless. I am a board member of Actively Moving Forward, which is a supportive community for college students who are going through the illness or death of a loved one. I also volunteer at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), tutor students at a nearby middle school, and am a member of the Biology TA staff, Pre-Med Society, and of course, the Hawaii Club. Even though DC is a long way from the Islands, I know you, too, could find an amazing family here on the Hilltop. If you have questions about any aspect of life at Georgetown, please feel free to contact me, and I would love to help in every way I can. I hope you’ll consider joining our Georgetown ohana. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: ley3@georgetown.edu

IDAHO

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Global Business
Hometown: Boise, ID
High School: Capital High School
Activities: GAAP, GUCD, GUPride, IRC, TEDxGeorgetown

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, Running Club, Kappa Alpha Theta, DC Schools Project

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

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2021
Major: Global Health
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
High School: Bloomington High School South
Activities: GAAP, GERMS, Peer Advising

Hey Hoosier Hoyas! I’m Molly Vencel and I’m currently a Junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. I’m a global health major with a minor in psychology. I grew up just outside of Bloomington, Indiana. I was thrilled to finally get to branch out from the small-town vibes and get the chance to explore a city like D.C. Georgetown’s academic programs are incredibly unique, so choosing to come here felt natural. Furthermore,  I love studying in a department so close that professors recognize me out and about and are always willing to help pursue my own interests. While college anywhere can be stressful, I have found that the Jesuit values have helped kept centered the last few years. Even though I’m not Catholic, campus ministry runs events for all that help foster general reflection and spirituality. Out of the classroom, I sit on the board of GERMS (Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service), a student run EMS organization. It has been incredibly fulfilling to gain hands-on medical experience while helping my peers in their times of greatest need. I’m always working to get off campus and explore the capital– usually in the form of concerts at the 9:30 club and restaurants like Busboys and Poets! I hope to welcome you to campus soon, and always feel free to contact me for a Hoosier perspective on life at Georgetown!
E-mail: mav104@georgetown.edu

IOWA

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2022
Major: Global Health
Hometown: West Branch, IA
High School: West Branch High School
Activities: GAAP, No Lost Generation, D.C. Schools Project, Running Club

Hello from Georgetown! My name is John Muckler and I am a sophomore planning a major in Global Health. I grew up in West Branch, Iowa and I can say that deciding to come to Georgetown was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. On campus, you’re sure to find a community that supports you as you discover and explore your passions and learn from some of the sharpest minds in the nation. Professors are accessible to students and always willing to chat about papers and classwork or just life in general. I’ve stopped by office hours for amazing conversations about the problem of evil or translating an untranslatable Russian colloquialism. Georgetown also regularly hosts amazing speakers. I’ve listened to big names like John Kerry, who lives just down the street, and lesser-known speakers like David Guttenfelder, an Iowa native who’s spent his career opening up North Korea with photography. But honestly, Georgetown students learn so much from other members of our incredibly diverse and supportive student body. In my time on the Hilltop, I’ve enjoyed soaking up all that Georgetown has to offer, while studying on Healy Lawn, engaging in community service with campus ministry, and checking out cool performances. My favorites have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by students on campus and Paquita in the Kennedy Center, which is a short walk from campus. In addition to GAAP, I’m a member of No Lost Generation, a refugee advocacy group, D.C. Schools Project, and Running Club. I am also an ESCAPE program leader. ESCAPE is a retreat where first-year students can get off campus and reflect on their Georgetown experience, regardless of their faith tradition. As the Iowa State Chair, I’m here to answer any questions you may have about Georgetown. If you’d like to learn more about GAAP, check out our website, gaap.georgetown.edu, or find us on Facebook and Instagram @GeorgetownGAAP. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally to chat about Iowa, Georgetown, or anything in between! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: jfm143@georgetown.edu

KANSAS

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

Hello, friends and future Hoyas! My name is Zoe Corrigan, and I’m from Wichita, Kansas! I am a first year student in the MSB on a pre-law track, undecided on my major, yet hoping to minor in Classical Studies and the Performing Arts. 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, 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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Government
Hometown: West Liberty, KY
High School: Morgan County High School
Activities: GAAP, RHO Assistant Manager, Secretary-General of the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN), Georgetown International Relations Club, Model UN, College Republicans

Chase Wagers

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

LOUISIANA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Psychology, Minor in Jewish Civilization
Hometown: New Orleans , LA
High School: Isidore Newman School
Activities: GAAP, GUES, Nomadic Theater, Mask and Bauble, Georgetown Improv Association

Hello fellow Louisianans! My name is Anna November, and I am from New Orleans. I’m currently a Sophomore in the College studying Psychology and Jewish Civilization. There’s an unlimited number of reasons to pick Georgetown, but what really stood out to me were the people. I had a teacher and a camp counselor who both went to Georgetown, and I wanted to go to a school that would make me as incredible a person as the two of them were. Fast forward a few years and here I am! When I got to campus, it was clear that I was surrounded by people who are not only brilliant and hardworking, but interesting and fun to be around as well. The wide variety of clubs and organizations on campus means that you can get involved in whatever suits you, but you can have friends with different passions as well! I love going to support my friends at their club rugby games and seeing them in the audience supporting me at an improv show! Initially, I was worried that D.C. wouldn’t feel like home without the Louisiana charm, Saints football fans, fun, and hot weather, but was I ever wrong. It is plenty hot (and even has the Louisiana humidity sometimes!) and there is always something interesting happening on campus or off. Whether it’s seeing a performance on campus, heading out into Georgetown to shop or get dinner with friends, taking a walk on the waterfront, or just basking in the glory of Healy Hall, there is always something to do and there are always cool people to do it with. If you have any questions about what it means to be a Louisiana Hoya, feel free to reach out!
E-mail: an739@georgetown.edu

MAINE

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Environmental Biology
Hometown: Falmouth , ME
High School: Falmouth High School
Activities: GAAP, GREEN Club, Club Basketball, Research Assistant in the Mann Lab

Hi fellow Mainers and future Hoyas! My name is Candice Powers and I am currently a sophomore in the College. I have lived in Falmouth my whole life and love spending school breaks hiking, skiing, kayaking, and just enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Maine in every way possible. Maine will always be home but I have undoubtedly made a second family here on the Hilltop. I have loved attending events hosted by Outdoor Education, which include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and apple picking, that allow you to take a break from busy campus life and enjoy the outdoors with your fellow Hoyas. I have also been able to continue my love of basketball by joining the Women’s Club Basketball team here at GU. As a fellow Mainer, protecting the environment is close to my heart, which is why I joined GREEN Club (Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network). I am also pursuing an environmental biology major. There are countless research opportunities within reach for undergrads as well. I joined the Mann lab, which researches dolphin populations in the Potomac River and in Australia.
I’ve already had so much fun exploring the Georgetown neighborhood and greater D.C. with the amazing, intelligent, kind, and entertaining people I’ve met here. Some of my favorite memories include seeing Hillary Clinton talk in historic Gaston Hall, walking around the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season, eating meals by the waterfront, watching the men’s basketball team play at Capital One Arena, and celebrating Georgetown Day on campus. Coming to Georgetown was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and would love to talk to you all about the transition to college, life on the Hilltop, or any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at any point! Good luck to you all, and Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: crp77@georgetown.edu

MARYLAND

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
High School: Academy of Holy Cross
Activities: GAAP, GUSHME, Catholic Ministry, GAAP, GU Hospital volunteer

Hello fellow Marylanders! My name is Olivia Young and I’m from Bethesda, MD. I am a first year student in the College on the pre-medicine track and interested in majoring in either Neurobiology or English. Extracurricularly, I am involved with GUSHME (Georgetown University Students for Health and Medical Equity), Catholic Ministry, and volunteering at the hospital on campus. 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 a pivotal 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. Even though I have only been at Georgetown for roughly two months, I already feel more at home here than I thought would be possible. 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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Government & Spanish, pre-med
Hometown: Harvard , MA
High School: The Bromfield School
Activities: GAAP, GERMS, Club Swim Team, Rangila

Hey Future Massachusetts Hoyas! My name is Julia, and I’m from Harvard, MA. I’m a sophomore in the College double majoring in Government and Spanish, and on the pre-med track. I first fell in love with Georgetown when I walked through the front gates on a tour, and I knew immediately that this was where I wanted to end up. In the time since then, I’ve grown to love Georgetown even more because of the people I’ve met, the variety of subjects I’ve been able to study, and the true sense of community on the Hilltop. Georgetown has really given me the freedom to explore my many different interests, as well as discover some new ones. I’ve met some of the greatest friends I’ve ever known here, and the connections I’ve formed are unparalleled. Walking around campus, I always see a familiar face, but there’s always tons of amazing people who I am yet to meet, and I am constantly learning from everyone around me, even outside the classroom. Beyond academics, I’m a member of GERMS (Georgetown’s free, on-campus ambulance service), the Club Swim team, and I’m dancing in Rangila, the biggest philanthropic showcase on the East Coast. There are so many clubs on campus, no matter what you’re interested in, there’s a place for you! With so much history, culture, people, and events to engage with, D.C. and the Hilltop have become my second home, and I hope they can become one for you too! I’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to reach out with any questions! Go Sox and Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: jyf7@georgetown.edu

MICHIGAN

School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2021
Major: Health Care Management and Policy
Hometown: Grand Rapids , MI
High School: City High Middle School
Activities: GAAP, International Relations Club, Model United Nations, Lifeguard at Yates Field House, SafeRides

Hi there, Michiganders! I’m so glad you are considering becoming a Hoya. My name is Eric Steeby, and I am from Grand Rapids. I’m a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Health Care Management and Policy. Georgetown has something to offer for everyone! By far, my favorite thing about Georgetown has to be how everyone embraces our value of “cura personalis,” which means caring for the whole person. Yes, even your professors! Nearly all of my professors have aimed to get get to know me as more than a student. One even canceled class and invited us over to her house to cook breakfast for us. Georgetown also offers endless non-academic opportunities. In addition to my work with GAAP, I am also a member of the International Relations Club. One of the IRC’s most prominent activities is running the National Collegiate Security Conference and the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference. These major Model United Nations conferences are run entirely by Georgetown undergrads! I also have devoted time to working on-campus. I have spent time serving as Lifeguard Team Leader at Yates Field House, which is our gym on campus. In this role, I helped oversee the Yates lifeguard staff, ensuring all Hoyas stayed safe when using Yates. I’ve made some great friends through work plus made spending money, so it’s worth it! I remember struggling with the idea of leaving the mitten to go to school on the east coast much you like you might be struggling with right now. If I can answer questions about the transition or anything else, please feel free to reach out! I’ll get back to you with Pure Michigan hospitality. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: es1360@georgetown.edu

MINNESOTA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Edina High School
Activities: GAAP, GIVES, Orchestra

Hi future hoyas! My name is Alex Seitel and I am an undeclared first year student in the College. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Even though I have been on the Hilltop for only a few months, it has already started to feel like a second home for me, and I know it can for you too! On campus, I am involved in GAAP, Jewish life, GIVES, and play the flute in the orchestra. Georgetown was always my dream school, and it has completely lived up to my expectations. 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. Already this year, Hillary Clinton has come to campus to present the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards and democratic presidential candidates were on the hilltop having a forum on climate change. These are things that would not be possible on any other campus! 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 on the hilltop, so don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!
E-mail:  als389@georgetown.edu

MISSISSIPPI

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Global Business
Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
High School: St Stanislaus College
Activities: GAAP, Sailing Team, 1634 Society, The Georgetown Review

Boyd Housey

Hello prospective Hoyas! My name is Boyd Housey, and I am a sophomore in the SFS. I plan on studying Global Business. I am from Pass Christian, Mississippi (on the coast) so coming to D.C. was a bit of a change. At Georgetown, I have met so many nice people and have had the chance to become involved in many interesting and unique clubs. On campus, I am a part of the Sailing Team, The Georgetown Review, and the 1634 Society. One of my favorite aspects of campus is the fact you can have an intellectual conversation with anyone around you. In contrast, there is always time to have fun with friends, classmates, and people on your floor. Georgetown also has some incredible restaurants. My favorites are Wisemiller’s, Tombs, and Flavio. My favorite class I have taken so far is International Trade. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and I look forward to meeting you. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: bph41@georgetown.edu

MISSOURI

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Government
Hometown: St. Charles County, MO
High School: Fort Zumwalt North High
Activities: GAAP, GIVES, College Democrats, Club Swim, Minority Pre-Law

Cicely Berzack

Hoya Saxa! Hi Missourians! My name is Cicely Berzack. I would like to introduce you to Georgetown life in an easy and concise way! Moving from the Midwest to the East Coast is no small change, but it is definitely a once-in-lifetime amazing opportunity. Having access to virtually all aspects of the hub of political activity, the entirety of the Smithsonian museums, and some of the best restaurants ever is an unparalleled possibility. The National Mall is only two miles from campus! Not only is the city of D.C. full of adventures, but the Georgetown neighborhood is popping with entertainment as well. Combining Wisconsin and M street you have Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Ben and Jerry’s, Baked and Wired (the best cupcakes you will ever experience), Thomas Sweet (life-changing ice cream), Martin’s Tavern, Insomnia Cookies, CVS, and so much more! All of these places are less than a mile from campus! The Waterfront is beautiful to walk along, eat dinner at, or just relax with friends. There is always something fun to do when you live in D.C. and these things do not always have to cost money! Boredom is virtually nonexistent! The classes at Georgetown are phenomenal! The majority of classes are small and taught by professors that genuinely care about your success as well as you as a person. They always have office hours available and are willing to help you ensure your prosperity. The Deans support you in every step of your journey and it is so easy to find other students to create study groups with and/or do homework with. Georgetown wants you to be successful in whatever you chose to study! The clubs and organizations offered at Georgetown are so extensive that whatever you are passionate about, you will find others that share your enthusiasm! I am involved in GIVES (which is a random acts of kindness club), College Democrats, GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program), Club Swim, and Minority Pre-Law! I love being a part of these organizations because it helps create a community of people who share your interests and is a great way to make new friends! Georgetown is a truly unique campus created by diverse individuals who are energized to make an impact in the world! From Royal Jacket smoothies to weekly runs to the monuments to iced UG loves from Uncommon Grounds, Georgetown has become my home away from home! I am so happy you are considering joining us here at the Hilltop and I wish you the best in the college adventure!
E-mail: ccb120@georgetown.edu

MONTANA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: International Business / Marketing
Hometown: Whitefish, MT
High School: Whitefish High School
Activities: GAAP, MSB Peer Ambassador, AKPsi, GUAbroad

Holly Hileman

Hello, fellow Montanans and prospective Hoyas! My name is Holly Hileman, and I am a member of Georgetown’s class of 2021. I’m in the McDonough School of Business and am pursuing a double major in Marketing and International Business. While my hometown will always be gorgeous little Whitefish, I can honestly say that from my time being here, Georgetown feels like home. Moving across the country was a big decision, but I have loved every minute of being in D.C. On the Hilltop, you will take classes with some of the best professors in the world, some of whom will make even the most challenging of classes engaging and (dare I say) fun. There are over 300 clubs and organizations on campus, so there is definitely something for everyone to become involved with. Georgetown’s location in D.C. could not be better. The city is filled with fantastic restaurants, concerts, monuments, shopping and more! The Georgetown neighborhood itself is a peaceful residential area, which gives me the close community vibe I sometimes miss. There is always something happening on campus, whether it’s a football game, farmer’s market, a social event, or celebrity guest speaker, just to name a few. My favorite part of Georgetown is the students. Our campus is home to some of the most intelligent, creative, and kind people I have ever met, and I have been lucky to make many lifelong friends. Choosing to attend Georgetown was the best decision of my life! If you want to hear more about my experience on the Hilltop or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
E-mail: hah57@georgetown.edu

NEBRASKA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Biology, Spanish minor
Hometown: Bellevue , NE
High School: Bellevue West High School
Activities: GAAP, Club Swimming, Hoyas Inspire Language Learners (Hill), Eagle Scout crew 343

Hi Huskers-turned Hoyas! My name is Chase Jablon, and I’m a 2018 graduate of Bellevue West High School (go Thunderbirds)! I’m a sophomore in the College, majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish on the pre-med track. Georgetown is a big change from Omaha, and I personally apologize for the lack of Runza and Cane’s. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Georgetown. I’ve become involved with several clubs and my Eagle Scout crew serves the greater D.C. area, with students from both Georgetown and George Washington. I compete on the intercollegiate level via Club Swimming. I am also a member of Hoyas Inspire Language Learning (HILL), which is an organization that teaches elementary school children foreign languages. Academically, the teaching faculty here couldn’t be better – making themselves available for office hours and being genuinely interested in our progress. Beyond my classwork and extra-curriculars, I hope to join a research lab this upcoming semester as Georgetown and the medical center both have ample research opportunities. With our four undergraduate schools and numerous majors, you are bound to find opportunities that fit your specific career path. My experience at Georgetown has been wonderful so far. My roommate and I get along great and we even make a habit of finding a new brunch place to visit every Sunday, which is a unique aspect of living in D.C. I hope that you’ll choose Georgetown as your home for the next four years, and I am excited to meet more Huskers. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. HOYA SAXA!
E-mail: caj86@georgetown.edu

NEVADA

Georgetown College (COL)
YEAR: 2023
MAJOR: Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Vegas Valley , NV
HIGH SCHOOL: Ed. W Clark High School
ACTIVITIES: GAAP, GSP, CSP, Interhall Residence Council

Hey West coast fam!! My name is Carson Ramirez, and I am a first-year student in the College studying Mathematics with a minor in STIA. My hometown is the beautiful Vegas valley in Nevada. Choosing a school on the East coast may seem daunting, but Georgetown will make it worth every single second you’re here. At Georgetown, I am a member of both the Community Scholars Program and the Georgetown Scholars Program. In addition to that, I show pride for my residence hall as the President of the New South Hall Council. At times you may feel homesick, you may miss the weather, or you may even miss the food, but in Washington D.C., there are countless opportunities to try new things. Political figures are everywhere, and political events are always happening. If that’s not your cup of tea, then you can always check out the many wonderful Smithsonian museums located around the National Mall. My personal favorite is the Air and Space Museum. However, if there’s one thing you’ll love about this school, it is the community and memories that you will make with people around you. HOYA SAXA! Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions!
E-mail: cgr43@georgetown.edu

NEW HAMPSHIRE

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: International Politics
Hometown: North Hampton, NH
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Relay for Life Mission Chair, New Student Orientation Advisor, D.C. Schools Project tutor

Isabella Weissman

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

Hi, future Hoyas!! I’m Madelyn and I’m from West Long Branch, a very small town in Monmouth County. By the end of my first tour of Georgetown during my sophomore year of high school, I knew Georgetown was the perfect fit for me so it was actually the very first school I sent my application to. Halfway through GAAP weekend I had all but made up my mind because Georgetown, and especially the NHS, made me feel like I was truly meant to be here. I am still struck by how lucky I am to be here every single time I walk past Healy or see prospective students touring Georgetown. Everyone I meet is passionate and excited about what they are doing and one of my favorite things about Georgetown is how involved everyone is. There is a club or community for everyone here which is a great way to meet new people and expose yourself to all the wonderful diversity Georgetown has to offer in terms of students and activities. Personally, I play on the club field hockey team, am a member of GAAP, and a writer for Her Campus, a media site for collegiate women, which is something I never would have pictured myself doing until I actually published my first article. Students here are some of the most dedicated, inspiring people I have ever met and it is because of this atmosphere that I felt comfortable and encouraged to go out of my comfort zone. Georgetown is incredible for so many reasons and I would absolutely love to talk to you about my experience or answer any questions you have! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  mm4486@georgetown.edu

NEW MEXICO

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
High School: Albuquerque Academy
Activities: GAAP, The Caravel, The Hoya, Georgetown Running Club, Model U.N., SFS Communications Office, Emerging Leaders Program

Hello, future New Mexico Hoyas! I’m a first year student in the SFS from Albuquerque, New Mexico, majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA). 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 becoming my green chile dealer) and I look forward to seeing you all at the Hilltop!
E-mail: smw290@georgetown.edu

NEW YORK

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: International Politics or Culture and Politics
Hometown: Manlius, NY
High School: Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Activities: GAAP, GUzaarish (Bollywood Fusion dance team), Model United Nations, Rangila, Hindu Student Association

Hey New Yorkers! My name is Rishma Vora, and I am a member of the Class of 2023, thinking about majoring in International Politics at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. I’m from Manlius, New York, a suburb right outside of Syracuse. Like so many of you, Georgetown had always been an absolute dream of mine, and I had a connection with the university I couldn’t seem to explain in words. Stepping foot on campus, though, I truly fell in love all over again. Never in my life have I been more positively pressured to step out of my comfort zone and explore myself as well as the people and ideas that surrounded me. Right in the first month, I found myself exploring spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually, and I have never felt more connected to my traditional culture than right now, which speaks volumes to how the University’s core values can be seen in almost anything! I am continuously in awe of how incredibly kind, yet insanely talented everyone is, and I’m learning more in and out of the classroom than I ever thought was possible. I have also experienced the less glamorous sides of transitioning to life at Georgetown, and I have learned that it is completely okay to feel alone sometimes. What matters more is how you rise out of it, whether it be learning how to practice self-care or joining a club you are passionate about. Whoever you are, and whatever your background may be, I am so positive that you will not only find your place here, but that you can thrive within it. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rrv10@georgetown.edu

NORTH CAROLINA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: Finance
Hometown: Harrisburg, NC
High School: Hickory Ridge High School
Activities: GAAP, International Relations Club, GUGS, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Special Olympics Club

Hey NC Hoyas! I’m Grayson Selvey, and I’m so excited you have decided to join me on the Hilltop! I grew up in Harrisburg, which is just outside of Charlotte. I would love to get to know you and your hometown, as we work together to represent NC at Georgetown. I know NC represents home and hospitality, but I also know you will find your Hilltop home. You should be proud to be a Hoya. You will take classes that will open your eyes to new interests. One of my electives, Ancient Greek History, has me considering a minor in Classics. I challenge anyone to find a more exceptional and involved faculty. Life is different here, but that’s a good thing! Within our campus bubble, we’re a close-knit community that came to know each other through our dorms, classes, clubs, and intramural sports. Trust me, you will go to a meeting or club sport and then find yourself eating late night at Leo’s with 13 new friends. Here on the Hilltop, we have so many opportunities to experience new cultures and friendships. Yes, you will miss Bojangles, but I’d love to introduce you to Mai Thai, Good Stuff Eatery, or Curry & Pie. You will also realize that you can take a short walk or subway to any of the free museums. You may be a long way from home, but you’ve taken the first steps toward finding your path. We will help you make the Hilltop your new home. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and let’s get together to talk about home. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: gps40@georgetown.edu

OHIO

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2022
Major: Finance, Global Business Fellows, French
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
High School: Hawken Upper School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Investment Fund, Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund, GUerrilla Improv

Hi future Hoyas! I’m Michael Abramovich, and I’m a sophomore in the MSB where I’m a Global Business Fellow majoring in Finance and minoring in French. Although moving from a small town in Ohio to a major city on the east coast was intimidating at first, my experience here on campus has been amazing. I’ve had many opportunities to explore my interests and broaden my horizons. I’m involved in the Student Investment Fund and the Public Real Estate Fund, both of which are student-led investment funds that manage a portion of the endowment. Outside of my professionally-oriented clubs, I perform with GUerrilla Improv, an improvisational comedy group that performs on campus and is open to anyone with any level of experience. Even though I joined GUerrilla on a whim, practicing and preforming with the group has been an absolute blast. Through my classes and my clubs, I’ve become friends with some of the funniest, smartest, and nicest people I’ve ever met from all around the world, and I can truly say that I’ve found a second family here on the Hilltop. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, or just want to talk about Georgetown or Ohio! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mka79@georgetown.edu

OKLAHOMA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA)
Hometown: Norman, OK
High School: Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School
Activities: GAAP, International Relations Club, GU College Democrats, Hoyas for Warren, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, GU Students for DC Statehood

Howdy, Okies! My name is James Bond (yes.), and I am a Sophomore in the School of Foreign Service pursuing a degree in Science, Technology and International Affairs. I grew up on a tree farm with a bunch of dogs, donkeys, chickens, cats, goats, and of course, trees. Farm life in Oklahoma and the bustling DC and Georgetown life are two very different experiences, but I have loved each equally and have found a home and family on the Hilltop. I have listened to and even interacted with some amazing speakers, gotten involved on campus in clubs I’m passionate about, and met some amazing people with lots of different backgrounds. The connections and memories students make here at Georgetown are endless, which is why studying at Georgetown has been an amazing experience. I would love to get to know all of my fellow Oklahomans, and make sure that they find an Okla-home on the Hilltop just like I did. I hope I can soon call whoever is reading this my fellow Hoya, so please contact me with any questions you might have, or even just to chat.
E-mail:  jmb516@georgetown.edu

OREGON

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: Riverdale High School
Activities: GAAP, Ultimate Frisbee, Institute of Politics fellow, Peer Adviser

Ben Richmond

Hey prospective Hoyas from Oregon. I’m Ben Richmond, and I’m a sophomore in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS). I can provide a firsthand account on what the first year of college will be like here! I am majoring in International Politics, but am also passionate about history and U.S. politics. I call Portland home but love all of the history in D.C. Oregon is different from D.C., but I’m here to help you navigate from the Pacific Northwest to Northwest D.C. My favorite part about Georgetown is how many incredible speakers come and talk here. I have heard former Secretary of State John Kerry, ANDREW YANG!, Oregon congresswoman Representative Susan Bonamici, Senators Jeff Flake and Tammy Duckworth, and many others. I enjoy going to a capella performances and plays put on by some of Georgetown’s numerous performing arts groups. I’ve learned so much from fascinating professors who have lots of real world experience in government or business related to what they teach. I love being surrounded by smart, informed, and passionate peers, and have learned so much about the world from their experiences. There are plenty of activities to get involved with, including (but not limited to) community service organizations, campus publications, cultural clubs, club and intramural sports teams, and a club that grills delicious burgers on Fridays at lunch. I love politics and global affairs, and I have met people who share these interests through clubs. I am on the club ultimate frisbee team, served on a logistics team for a fellow at the Institute of Politics who used to work at the Pentagon, and serve as a Peer Advisor in the School of Foreign Service. It can be nerve-racking to move across the country for school, but I don’t regret choosing Georgetown. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about life as a Georgetown student.
E-mail: bar90@georgetown.edu

PENNSYLVANIA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: IPEC
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Serra Catholic High School
Activities: GAAP, DCivitas, Rangila, International Relations Club, & Contemporary Mass choir

Pennsylvanians, what’s up! As a citizen of the most ~pivotal~ state of the United States, there is nothing else that I would want to do more than to welcome you to Georgetown and answer any questions you could have! I am from Pittsburgh (Plum Borough to be exact, but it’s in Allegheny County, okay?) and I am a Sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying…I’ll get back to you. Like so many of you, I really wanted to get out of my hometown and explore what the world had to offer. Georgetown has definitely met those expectations, and MORE! As soon as I stepped foot onto the campus during my college tour and then again for my GAAP weekend, I knew that this place was special. I was drawn by the diversity and international focus of the school. I found it very important that we had multiple religions represented on campus and that there are more than enough ways to explore other cultures on campus. This year, I am involved in the South Asian showcase show Rangila and actually will be able to travel to India through a Magis Immersion Trip and through a class. Never in my life would I think I would be able to embrace the international world so closely this quickly. In addition to these, I also am involved in campus through the International Relations Club, sing in the contemporary mass choir (we have bongos, so y’all should come out), play frisbee in the Ultimate Frisbee team, and so much more. I absolutely love Georgetown, so please get in contact with me to find out more!
E-mail: jae94@georgetown.edu

PUERTO RICO

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: English
Hometown: Guaynabo, PR
High School: Academia San José, Baldwin School of PR
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Club Fencing, Reventón

María Gabriela Blanco

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

RHODE ISLAND

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Biological Physics
Hometown: Newport, RI
High School: St. George’s School
Activities: GAAP, Varsity Sailing, GREEN, GU Fossil Free, Foundations of Biology I Teaching Assistant, Georgetown Running Club, STEMME

Hey future Hoyas! I’m Victoria Boatwright, and I’m in the College studying Biological Physics with a minor in STIA (Science, Technology and International Affairs). Coming from Newport Rhode Island, I will go down fighting in arguments about the significance of the state. As much as I loved living in Rhode Island, I knew I wanted to go away to college and meet people from different places and live in a new environment. The diverse and welcoming community at Georgetown made me feel at home right away! During my GAAP weekend and NSO, I was so pleased to meet new people from interesting places and learn about their experiences. I am often in awe of how much people are willing to share and engage with me on a variety of issues. Everyone here encourages one another to be a better student and person every day, which I think is unique to the Georgetown culture. Additionally, living in a city like D.C. is so different from home, but a truly incredible opportunity! Not only is the Georgetown neighborhood itself bustling with places to try and trails to find (read: Dumbarton Oaks Park!), but the rest of the city is close by and there are loads of things to see and explore. D.C. is especially accessible since many of the museums and street festivals are free and easy to get to. In addition to serving on GAAP, I am on Georgetown’s Varsity Sailing team, the Official Liaison for GREEN (Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, the primary environmental club on campus), a teaching assistant for Foundations in Biology, and involved in Georgetown Running Club. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the Hilltop, so please do not hesitate to reach out! Can’t wait to see you on the Hilltop soon! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail:  vb405@georgetown.edu

SOUTH CAROLINA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Politics, minor Studio Art
Hometown: Hilton Head Island, SC
High School: Hilton Head Preparatory School
Activities: GAAP, Blue and Gray, Cornerstone Initiative, The Hoya, Rangila

Hey South Carolina Hoyas! My name is Julia, and I’m from Hilton Head Island. I’m a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics with a minor in Studio Art. On campus, I’m lucky enough to show off our beautiful university to prospective students as a tour guide for the Blue and Gray Society, I work through the Cornerstone Initiative to mentor freshmen and transfer students, I’m a photographer for our school paper The Hoya, and I’m in GU Chess Club (I know, I’m a dork). This year, I’m also interning on Capitol Hill for my Congressman, Joe Cunningham. I’ve loved experiencing politics close up, representing South Carolinian voices, and learning to use public transport to commute to the Hill (shoutout to the GUTS buses and D.C. Metro). In my free time, I love oil painting, exploring coffee shops in different neighborhoods, running to the monuments, seeing shows at the Kennedy Center, goofing off with my friends, and being a world renowned mac and cheese connoisseur. Being from a small southern town, I was nervous that adjusting to life in the capital would be overwhelming, but D.C. and the Georgetown neighborhood has so much to offer and I was SHOCKED by how quickly the hilltop instantly became home to me. I fall in love more and more with Georgetown each day, and I know you will too. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, big or small, or just to chat. I’m SO excited to meet y’all!
E-mail:  jig15@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, Federal and DC relations committee, GU Politics, Model UN, VCW Hall Council, College Dems

Áine Crinion

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

TENNESSEE

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA)
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
High School: Baylor School
Activities: GAAP, The Corp, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Student Advocacy Office, Eating Society, SaxaFund, GU Pride

Hi future Hoyas! I’m Matt Davis, and I’m so happy to be the GAAP State Chair for Tennessee! I’m a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, studying Science, Technology, & International Affairs (STIA), with minors in Chinese and English. There has definitely been a transition from the mountains and rivers of southeast Tennessee to the bustling streets of our capital, but I have loved every moment of my time here at Georgetown. Besides serving as a state chair for GAAP, I work at The Corp and am involved in the Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, the Student Advocacy Office, the Eating Society, SaxaFund, and GU Pride. Living in D.C. has been such an amazing experience, especially given the fantastic opportunities made available by Georgetown’s unique location and meeting people from every corner of the world. But the most incredible thing I have found is that there is a space and community at Georgetown for each and every person. It’s because of this that I am so excited to welcome y’all to the Hilltop! Becoming a Hoya has been the best decision of my life, so I hope to see y’all soon! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: mhd54@georgetown.edu

TEXAS

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Houston , TX
High School: Episcopal High School
Activities: GAAP, Ritmo y Sabor, Rangila, International Relations Club, Ceramics Club

Hey y’all! I’m Blake Ogle and I’m from Houston, TX (H-Town!!!). I graduated from Episcopal High School where I was involved with Dance, Cross Country, and Student Government. I’m currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy with a possible minor in Spanish. At Georgetown, I’m involved in Ritmo y Sabor and Rangila (two student dance groups), Ceramics Club, GAAP, and International Relations Club. I’ve loved getting involved in groups on campus committed to the arts because it serves as a fun balance to rigorous academic coursework. Going to Georgetown has broadened my horizons academically and personally. I’m so happy I decided to move out of my comfort zone and go to Georgetown. It’s a 21 hour drive from Houston to campus, and so I was initially nervous about being so far from home. However, looking back on it, I am so grateful I came to the Hilltop. I’ve met so many interesting people from Dubai to Boston to Kashmir. My professors have gained valuable experience in their fields by working closely with the State Department or local NGO’s,  and are still completely willing to meet during office hours to review an assignment or talk through a challenging concept. I’m grateful to be a Hoya and I can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop!! HOYA SAXA!!
E-mail: beo14@georgetown.edu

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: US Virgin Islands
High School: Antilles High School
Activities: GAAP, Varsity Sailing, GOLD

Caroline Teare

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

UTAH

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Park City, UT
High School: Rowland Hall St. Mark’s High School
Activities: GAAP, GUWIL, GPB, Running Club

Hi, my name is Katherine Murphy and I’m originally from Park City, UT and went to high school in Salt Lake City, UT. I’m a Philosophy major and History minor with a focus in Asia. Georgetown has so much to offer in terms of extracurricular opportunities. I’m currently involved in Georgetown University Women in Leadership, Club Running, and the Georgetown Programming Board. Georgetown also offers students the chance to study abroad, and I cannot recommend taking part in this opportunity enough. During my fall junior semester I studied abroad in Hong Kong, (where my mother is from), and was able to further my passion for Asian history. While it is great to spend a semester away from campus, it is rewarding to be able to return to the wonderful community of Georgetown, as well as the city of D.C. Choosing to attend Georgetown was one of the most rewarding decisions of my life, and I am sure you will feel the same. If you have any questions about the transition from Utah to D.C., or anything else, please feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: khm50@georgetown.edu

VERMONT

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Linguistics and Psychology
Hometown: Shelburne, 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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Environmental Biology
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
High School: Patrick Henry High School/ The Roanoke Valley Governor’s School
Activities: GAAP, 1634 Society, GIVES, GREEN

Maddy Duval

Hello, fellow Virginians and future Hoyas! My name is Maddy Duval, and I’m a sophomore in the College studying Environmental Biology. I am from Roanoke, Virginia. As the only student from my high school who decided to come to Georgetown, I felt very overwhelmed by the prospect of moving to a new city alone, but my experience at GAAP weekend completely changed my mindset and made me ecstatic to become a Hoya (I even met my freshman year roommate!). The overwhelming welcome I received from students and staff as soon as I stepped foot on campus made my college decision the easiest one I’ve ever made. The change of pace between Southwest Virginia and a busy city like D.C. is obvious, but I found that the new environment was exactly what I needed to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. D.C. has so much to offer, like ever-changing museum exhibits, concerts, and festivals, and the constant opportunities to venture off campus always remind me how lucky I am to go to school here. In addition to the adventures that lie outside of Georgetown’s front gates, we have endless activities and organizations on the Hilltop, and as a member of GAAP, I hope to help give you the push you need to take advantage of it all. So far on campus, I’ve been involved with GIVES (a random act of kindness club through which I’ve met some of my closest friends), GREEN, and 1634 Society. There are so many things that make Georgetown special, and I look forward to sharing them with you!
E-mail: mpd90@georgetown.edu

WASHINGTON

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA
High School: Peninsula High School
Activities: GAAP, Hoya Blue, Ski Club, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and DCIVITAS

Hey Washingtonians! Thinking about coming to the other Washington? I’m here for you! I’m a first year student in the School of Foreign Service and am originally from Gig Harbor, Washington. Moving coast to coast can be daunting (I know, I just went through it), but let me assure you, I couldn’t have made a better decision. Whether it be picking up a tasty treat from the farmers market, popping into downtown D.C. on the weekends, or ordering Insomnia Cookies at 2AM, there’s always something to explore at Georgetown! I’ve fallen in love with the amazing professors, stunning campus, and phenomenal relationships I’ve made here on the Hilltop. Since arriving, I’ve become a member of GAAP, DCIVITAS (non-profit consulting club), Kappa Kappa Gamma, and will be racing with the Georgetown Ski Club Team this winter. Having just left the stress-encompassed era of college applications, I know how overwhelming this time can be. Don’t worry! I felt the exact same way. Taking the leap over to (the other) Washington is a big step, but I hope I can help ease your worries in some way (us Pacific Northwesterners have to stick together). I’m so excited that you’re considering Georgetown and am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have! Shoot me an email with your questions or to set up a call or FaceTime, I’d love to hear from you! 
E-mail:  eng17@georgetown.edu

WEST VIRGINIA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: Finance & Accounting
Hometown: Pineville, WV
High School: Wyoming East High School
Activities: GAAP, GUASFCU, Rotaract Club

Erika Kissel

Hey, future Hoyas! My name is Erika Kissel, and I am a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in German. While the “Hilltop” definitely doesn’t compare to the height of the Mountain Mama’s rolling hills, Georgetown has definitely become my home away from home. On the Hilltop, I am involved in GUASFCU (the student-run credit union) and the Rotaracts, a community service organization. In addition to a diverse and plentiful number of clubs, Georgetown’s location in D.C. provides not only an innumerable amount of recreational opportunities, from visiting monuments to going to concerts, but also unique educational experiences. For example, the Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel spoke to my first-year seminar, a class with only 20 people. While Georgetown’s amazing location and world-class education obviously draw students to attend this university, the people here truly make your time here an incomparable college experience. From professors who genuinely care about you as an individual to the kind, intelligent, and welcoming students who will soon become your closest friends, the Hilltop truly becomes your new home. Going into my third year at Georgetown, I know without a doubt that this is where I am meant to be, and I would love nothing more than to share my love for this school with you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Hoya Saxa, and Montani Semper Liberi!
E-mail: emk109@georgetown.edu

WISCONSIN

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: La Crosse, WI
High School: Aquinas High School
Activities: GAAP, Make-A-Wish, GUMSHOE, Club Baseball

CJ Nolte

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

WYOMING

The Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Jackson, WY
High School: Jackson Hole Community School
Activities: GAAP, Kappa Alpha Theta, Club Swimming, GIVES, GPB

Caroline Berner

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


Transfer Chairs

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Economics
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Previous Institution: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Activities: GAAP, Asian American Student Association, Lecture Fund, Hamilton Society

Tyler Chan

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Government
Hometown: Cranbury, NJ
Previous Institution: Villanova University
Activities: GAAP, Lecture Fund

Harry Coffee

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2019
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Previous Institution: Raritan Valley Community College
Activities: GAAP, ASK (After School Kids Program), GUWIL (Georgetown University Women in Leadership)

Jenna Douglas

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

McDonough School of Business (MSB) 
Year: 2019
Major: Finance
Hometown: Chatham, MA
Previous Institution: Cape Cod Community College
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Collegiate Investors

Joshua Dykens

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Hunt Valley, MD
Previous Institution: Fairfield University
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Program Board, Georgetown University Grilling Society

Grace Falvey

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2019
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Closter, NJ
Previous Institution: Rowan University, Drew University
Activities: GAAP, Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR), MBA Career Center, Breaking the Bubble, Campus Outreach

Lina Kang

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Government
Hometown: Marlborough, MA
Previous University: Emory University
Activities: GAAP, Transfer Council, Center for Social Justice Community-Based Learning, Hoya Helpers, GU Politics

Kira Macauley

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Biology
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Previous Institution: Connecticut College
Activities: GAAP, Relay for Life, Georgetown University Cryptocurrency Investment Fund, Pre-Medical Society, Lombardi Cancer Center

Brian Moriarty

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2020
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
Previous Institution: Villanova University
Activities: GAAP, New Student Orientation, College Democrats, Program Board, Reventón Latino

Christopher Mungiello

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

School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2020
Major: Healthcare Management and Policy
Hometown: Elmwood Park, NJ
Previous Institution: Bergen Community College
Activities: GAAP, Transfer LLC

Suad Pjetrovic

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Suad Pjetrovic and I am a junior transfer from Elmwood Park, New Jersey. I am in the School of Nursing and Health Studies studying Health Care Management and Policy on the Administration track. I spent my first two years of college at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ before I transferred to Georgetown in the Fall of 2018. Transferring is not always the easiest task in the world, but here at Georgetown you will have a community of previous transfers that were once in your shoes and will guide you throughout your time here on the Hilltop! I currently live on the Transfer Living Learning Community (LLC) floor with all transfer students which has tremendously aided my transition to Georgetown. Living on the Transfer LLC has been such an amazing experience thus far and has fostered a great social environment for many of us. Georgetown is such an amazing place with so many unique opportunities both on and off campus available to all students so look forward to these experiences! If you have any questions or need advice about transferring to Georgetown, especially regarding the Transfer LLC or the Health Care Management and Policy major, feel free to contact me! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: sp1316@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2020
Major: Spanish, Math
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Previous Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Activities: GAAP, DC Reads, Student Advocacy Office, GUSA

Cori Rosen

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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: Operations and Information Management
Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Previous Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Activities: GAAP, Club Triathlon, Running Club, Club Swim, Relay for Life, Georgetown Stories, Georgetown Israel Alliance

Jacob Werden

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


International Chairs

ASIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Economics
Hometown: Hong Kong, China
High School: Hong Kong International School
Activities: Rangila, NSO, MoneyThink, Carroll Fellows Initiative

Yamini Jena

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Xi’an, China
High School: Friends Select School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown UNICEF, Georgetown Ballroom

Kelly Wu

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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2020
Major: International Business
Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
High School: International School Yangon
Activities: McDonough Women, Delta Phi Epsilon, The Georgetown Voice

Ratna Adhikari

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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
High School: International School of Islamabad
Activities: Mock Trial, Honor Council, International Students Association, GAAP

Ahmed Ibrahim

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
High School: Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA)
Activities: Moneythink, Asian-American Student Association, Club Filipino

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Singapore
High School: Saint Joseph’s Institution International School
Activities: International Relations Club, Georgetown Independent, Georgetown Voice, TEDxGeorgetown, GAAP

Megan Wee

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
High School: International Community School, Bangkok
Activities: The Lecture Fund, GUThai, Rangila, Jazz Band, DC Schools Project

Hari Prasutchai

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

AUSTRALIA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Pymble Ladies’ College
Activities: GAAP, International Relations Club, Emerging Leader Program, Hoya Snaps, Asian American Society, Campus Ministry

Sydney Yin

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

EUROPE

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major: Economics and Justice & Peace Studies
Hometown: Surrey, England
High School: ACS Cobham International School
Activities: GAAP, OWN IT, New Student Orientation, Project Lighthouse, Alpha Kappa Psi, Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative, Rangila

Morgan Peterson

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

LATIN AMERICA

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2021
Major Undeclared
Hometown: Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
High School: Saltus Grammar School
Activities: Georgetown University College Democrats, The Cornerstone Initiative

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
High School: The British School, Rio de Janeiro
Activities: The Hoya, The Caravel, WGTB, Brazil Club

Juliana Albuquerque

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

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
High School: Vincent Memorial Catholic High School
Activities: Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), International Student Association (ISA), Georgetown University Mexican Student Association (GUMSA), Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP), DC Schools Projects

Katia Cortés

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

NORTH AMERICA

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: International Politics
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
High School: St. George’s School
Activities: GAAP, Student Advocacy Office, Bipartisanship Coalition, Club Filipino, Georgetown Bubble, Model UN, Zeta Psi

Xavi Delgado

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


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