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: 2023
Major: Math
Hometown: Wallingford, PA
High School: Strath Haven High School
Activities: GAAP, STEMME, H*yas for Choice

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Hey future Hoyas! My name is Abby Malarkey, and I’m from “outside Philly” in Wallingford, Pennsylvania (GO BIRDS!). I’m a sophomore in the College, studying Math and minoring in Spanish. Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to study. I knew that I wanted a liberal arts education so that I could explore all different fields before deciding which one(s) was right for me. Georgetown was the perfect decision, as I can pursue being a math nerd while also studying Spanish, and at the same time, be able to participate and learn in Georgetown’s enthusiastic political environment in the heart of DC. In my first year at Georgetown, some of my favorite moments included listening to Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker speak at MSNBC’s Climate Forum and attending Nancy Pelosi’s take on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, both held in our very own Gaston Hall! Outside of my classes and GAAP, I table for H*yas for Choice, I am on the board of STEMME (Georgetown’s Women in Stem organization), and I am a TA for the Math Department. During my free time, I absolutely love exploring everything DC has to offer. Whether it be studying in the Library of Congress, visiting museums, walking the monuments, trying new restaurants, or giving up the Phillies’ longtime feud with the Nats to attend the World Series parade, there is never a boring moment. On campus, my best days include enjoying a fresh honeycrisp apple on Copley Lawn with my friends at the Wednesday Farmers Markets. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I can’t wait to meet all of you! HOYA SAXA!
E-mail:  aem321@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Neurobiology/History
Hometown: Potomac, MD
High School: Winston Churchill High School
Activities: GAAP, Volunteering at a Fire Station, Research Assistant

Hi prospective Hoyas! My name is Christina, and I’m a sophomore in the College on the pre-med track, studying Neurobiology and History! Originally, I’m from Pennsylvania, but I moved to New Jersey when I was 7. Now, I live in Potomac, Maryland. Although it’s only 20 minutes away from Georgetown, leaving was still hard for me. Yet stepping onto campus, all my professors, hallmates, and advisors were so welcoming, and it made me feel right at home. Coming into college, I was dead set on only studying bio. But after talking to different people and taking various courses, I found that I have a passion for European/American History as well. My favorite thing about Georgetown is the diversity of thought that challenges students to step out of their comfort zone to explore the myriad of opportunities on the Hilltop; it shapes us into better people, scholars, and citizens. Outside of class, I took an EMT course with GERMS (Georgetown’s student-run ambulance service) and started volunteering at my local fire station. I am pursuing research at the medical school in the Cognitive Recovery Lab and in the History department with the Georgetown Slavery Archives. These opportunities were available to me because both graduate and undergraduate professors are so invested in undergrads as people and intellectuals, something unique to Georgetown. Outside of campus, I love running to the monuments, visiting art museums, getting food (it’s never too late for brunch!), and enjoying the picturesque neighborhoods of Georgetown. Reflecting on my first year, I know I made the right choice to become a Hoya. The students at Georgetown are passionate about everything they do and create a welcoming/tight-knit community of people that work to uplift those around them. There are endless opportunities for you here at Georgetown, and I’m so excited to share what Georgetown has to offer. That’s enough about me, I want to hear your story and help you through this process, so please reach out to me with any questions/concerns! I really hope you consider joining us on the Hilltop—you won’t regret it 🙂 Hoya Saxa, and Go Georgetown!
E-mail: clz8@georgetown.edu

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

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

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, fellow Midwesterners! I’m so glad you are considering becoming a Hoya. My name is Eric Steeby, and I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m a senior 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 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 my Midwestern oasis 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 Midwestern hospitality. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: es1360@georgetown.edu

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2022
Major: Global Health
Hometown: Alameda , CA
High School: The College Preparatory School
Activities: GAAP, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Kappa Alpha Theta, CSJ Volunteer, Hoyas for Choice, Hoya Blue

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


State Chairs

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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
High School: Madison Academy
Activities: GAAP, NSO, GuWIL, B.R.A.V.E Summit

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

ALASKA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2022
Major: Finance, Marketing, Minor: Economics
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF), Innovo Consulting, DC Reads

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Roland Wang, and I’m from the foggy city of San Francisco, California. I’m a junior in the McDonough School of Business (MSB) studying Finance and Marketing, where I’m super interested in the intersection between healthcare and finance. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities like road trips, camping, and biking, and I’ve been a competitive swimmer for almost 13 years. As a freshman, flying nearly 3,000 miles across the country was definitely a daunting experience at first, but my transition to college was made easier with the various resources provided by the Residential Housing Office, as well as having a twin sister (in the NHS) move in with me. As someone from a big city on the west coast, I found the transition to Georgetown to be smooth and welcoming, and I am now proud to call the Hilltop my home. In my freshman year, I’ve experienced things I would have never thought would happen – like rock climbing a 100 foot vertical wall with Outdoor Ed, meeting Bradley Cooper, and riding in the back of an ambulance as a first responder. The past couple years I’ve kept myself busy as an analyst at the student investment fund, consultant with Innovo Consulting (a student run consulting club), EMT certification with GERMS (on-campus student run EMT service), and a volunteer tutor with DC Reads. I previously served as the West Regional Chair with GAAP, and I am excited to volunteer as the California State Chair this year! Other than that, some of my favorite things to do around Georgetown include getting brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers on the waterfront, playing pickup basketball at Yates, and finding the perfect hammock spot to do work and relax. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the transition to college from California or just about what life is like on the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rw910@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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: Finance and Management
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
High School: Wilmington Friends School
Activities: GUASFCU, SWS, GUSIF

Hi prospective Hoyas! My name is Ann Guzzetta, and I am a senior from Wilmington, DE in the MSB. I’m studying Finance and Management with a minor in Sociology. At Georgetown, I have been involved with the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal
Credit Union for the past three years, and I am currently a Supervisory Executive. I am also the CEO of Smart Woman Securities, an organization sponsored by Warren Buffett that
supports women interested in finance, and I have spent time as an analyst for the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund. In my free time, I love exploring the art galleries of D.C. and trying new restaurants. Georgetown is a community that truly has something to offer everyone, and I hope it becomes a home for you just as it has for me. Please reach out if you have any questions or want to talk about Georgetown! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: asg96@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

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2021
Major: Finance and OPIM
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
High School: Shorecrest Preparatory School
Activities: GAAP, MSB Undergraduate Research Assistant, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, Club Ultimate Frisbee

Hi, future Hoyas! My name is Chris, and I am originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. I am a senior in the McDonough School of Business studying Finance and OPIM with minors in Economics and Mathematics, and I am also in the Global Business Fellows certificate program. Though it was hard to say goodbye to the beaches, the golf course, and Tropicana Field (the gold standard of MLB stadiums), I am so happy to have made D.C. my new home. Academically, Georgetown has afforded me the opportunity to pursue all my different interests by supplementing my business degree with minors in the College and a range of fascinating electives. Outside of the classroom, we have a diverse and exciting list of clubs and organizations – whether you want something social, cultural, athletic, or pre-professional, there are so many to choose from to suit your passions. You will also find that living in the nation’s capital has so much to offer besides running into congresspeople when you go out to eat; I’ve had the chance to see some of my favorite bands in concert, attend a World Series parade after the Nationals’ 2019 championship, go hiking at Rock Creek Park in the city and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and even try ice skating outdoors at the Georgetown Waterfront on a snowy night. As I enter my last year on the Hilltop, I am so excited to be serving as the Florida state chair so I can share my experiences with you all. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. Hoya Saxa!
Email: cnj14@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: 2022
Major: Government
Hometown: Na’alehu, HI
High School: Ka’u High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown University Student Association, Asian American Student Association, Hoya Blue, Club Filipino, Hawai’i Club

Aloha, future Hawai’i Hoyas! I’m excited that you’re considering joining our Georgetown ‘ohana. My name is Rowlie and I’m a junior from Na’alehu, Big Island studying government with minors in sociology and environmental studies. Moving to Georgetown from the Big Island has been a big change from me. Going from living in a town of just 900 people to living in the nation’s capital, I had a lot of adjustment to do, especially during the cold winter months. Being 5,000 miles away from home, there were times during my freshman year I felt homesick and it was meeting new friends and being a part of the many student organizations on campus that made me feel like I belonged. In fact, I found my closest friends at Georgetown through Hawai’i Club and Club Filipino. Like many of the government majors at Georgetown, I’ve interned on Capitol Hill with my Senator and Congresswoman. On campus, I also became invested in advocating for student needs in student government as a former sustainability chair, and now as a class senator, in the Georgetown University Student Association. Now as I enter the second half of my second half of my Georgetown experience, I can definitely say that it has been my home away from home. Despite the challenges of my college transition experience, I have met my life-long friends at Georgetown who are willing to walk to the monuments with me and check off Smithsonian museums from a list of places I have yet to visit. Georgetown holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have about the Hilltop! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: rvf5@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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: History & Government
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
High School: Shanghai American School
Activities: GAAP, Alternative Breaks Program, After School Kids, Asian American Students Association, Georgetown Weeks Of Welcome

Dear future Hoosier Hoyas, hello! My name is Annika and I’m a sophomore in the College double majoring in History and Government with a minor in Economics. I currently live in the wonderful city of Indianapolis (the city with the second most monuments in the US behind DC, but who’s counting), but I’ve also lived in Pennsylvania, London, and Shanghai. Aside from GAAP, I also spend my time working as a co-leader for the Alternative Breaks Program, tutoring for the After School Kids Program, and co-chairing the Programming Committee for the Asian American Student Association. On campus you could probably find me hanging out in the HFSC, spending a lot of time convincing my friends to visit Indiana because I believe it is truly a delightful place. Although Indiana and Georgetown are admittedly very different places, I’m sure you’ll feel at home on the Hilltop, too. Coming to DC is such a great opportunity to branch out and take advantage of big city life—free museums, delicious food, amazing events, beautiful views. I always feel blessed to be here, not just because of the city but also because of the school as a whole. I’ve taken amazing classes to further my academic passions, connected with inspiring professors, participated in wonderful student-run activities, and met the most amazing people who have supported me throughout this crazy journey. I know that it can be really scary to go from Hoosier to Hoya, but please do not feel alone throughout this process. I’m always ready to share my love for this school (and the state of Indiana), so don’t hesitate to reach out via email!
E-mail: aw1136@georgetown.edu (new window)

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: Business and Global Affairs
Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY
High School: John Hardin High School
Activities: GAAP, Boxing, Bee Team, Catholic Women and Retreat Leaders, the Federalist Society, GREEN, College Republicans

Hey future Kentucky Hoyas! My name is Lucy Sonsalla, and I’m a sophomore student pursuing the SFS-MSB joint degree in Business and Global Affairs, with minors in economics and environmental studies. My father was an army officer, but I was born in Kentucky and fell in love with it during my final years of high school. I adore our home state and will discuss Kentucky culture, geology, and history at length with anyone who will listen. I am willing to spend many hours patiently teaching Yankees to pronounce Louisville correctly. I am a lifelong Girl Scout, and I love to spend my time outdoors, rain or shine. Because of this, I spend my time with the Catholic Retreat Leaders at the CCC in the Blue Ridge Mountains and learning to keep bees and gardens with the GREEN club. I am also a member of the Federalist Society and the College Republicans, and I am passionate about marketing. Constantly correcting people that you are going to Georgetown University, not College, can be frustrating, but it is worth every bit of the confusion. In D.C, I have completely transformed myself. I understand the world in ways I never considered before, and I have found my home amongst the most diverse groups I have ever been a part of. I even met Bill Clinton, the Vice President of SpaceX, and an author of the Paris Accords before I was even halfway through my first semester! The struggle of finding yourself while acclimating to fierce academic rigor and a metropolitan lifestyle is daunting, but it is an adventure of a lifetime, and one I will never regret.
E-mail: lks53@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

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Spanish Major and Biology Minor
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
High School: Detroit Country Day School
Activities: GAAP, Sikh Student Association, Hoyasana, Rangila, Campus Ministry Student Forum, Emerging Leaders Program

Hi future Michigan Hoyas! My name is Anjul Bhangu, and I am a sophomore in the College majoring in Spanish and minoring in Biology on the pre-med track. I am from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and I attended Detroit Country Day School. Although I have called Michigan my home for all of my life, Washington, D.C. has become my home away from home. I knew Georgetown was the place for me not just because of the amazing professors and lively campus, but also the welcoming and incredible students that make up this vibrant community. The people that surround me every day are truly remarkable, hardworking, and talented in their own unique ways. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in the Sikh Student Association, I teach yoga with Hoyasana (our free yoga club open for all students of any level), this year’s President of Campus Ministry Student Forum (CMSF), and dance with Rangila (an annual South Asian dance performance for charity). My freshman year I participated in the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) with GOLD where I learned key leadership skills applicable to many other clubs. Through some of my club experiences, I have made connections with people beyond Georgetown and even across the country. When I am not studying, you can find me exploring DC or grabbing food with friends (Wisemiller’s chocolate chip cookies are the best). I have met some amazing people here who have become some of my greatest friends. There are so many opportunities Georgetown offers its students, and I am positive you will find the perfect niche for you here. I would love to hear from you and hopefully see another familiar face (especially one from Michigan) on campus post-COVID! Feel free to reach out, and I hope you love Georgetown and DC as much as I do!
E-mail:  akb107@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

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

Hello prospective Granite State Hoyas! My name is Ben, I am from Nashua, attended Nashua High School South, and am now a sophomore in the College planning on majoring in Government and minoring in Spanish. Outside of class, I play saxophone in Pep Band, I work as a Student Program Assistant in the LGBTQ Resource Center, and I am an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation. My favorite part of attending Georgetown is definitely the academics. All of the professors are so amazing, the selection of classes is huge, and I just do not have enough time to take all of the class I want to. Aside from attending class, one of my favorite things about Georgetown is attending basketball games with Pep Band. Playing music and cheering on our basketball teams with lots of other Hoyas is such an amazing way to spend a weeknight while getting a break from studying. Moving to Washington, D.C. was a big change for me, and I love every second living in our nation’s capital, but it has made me appreciate the beauty of New Hampshire so much more when returning home for breaks. The New Hampshire community on campus is small, but when you meet another student from New Hampshire, there is truly an instant connection. It is definitely a big adjustment going from small-town New Hampshire to living in a city far away from home, but the community at Georgetown is so welcoming and has made that transition so much smoother. I hope you choose Georgetown, and I cannot wait to answer any questions you have and welcome you to the Hilltop soon!
E-mail: brt16@georgetown.edu

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

NORTH DAKOTA

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: Finance and Marketing
Hometown: Fargo, ND
High School: Fargo Davies High School
Activities: GAAP, Asian American Student Association, Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Club, PwC Smart Start, Georgetown University Student Association

Hello future Hoyas! My name is Ed Shen, and I’m a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business double majoring in Finance and Marketing and double minoring in Entrepreneurship and Philosophy. I’m from Fargo, North Dakota (Go Bison!). It feels like just yesterday I was where you were, with an array of college options each with their benefits and drawbacks. I knew I wanted to study business, and I also wanted to be in a metropolitan area to experience “the city life,” something you don’t get a lot of in Nodak, unfortunately. I fell in love with Georgetown and DC very quickly after I got to campus. Georgetown gave me opportunities to learn about business along with many other areas that I had never considered studying such as philosophy, design, and public service. You can really be anyone you want here. There are also plenty of professional opportunities for everyone—I’ve had the pleasure of interning for an alumni’s startup and a non-profit since I got to campus. Even though there’s so much going on in the professional and academic world, a lot of my favorite Georgetown moments have been much more casual. Going to the monuments at night with friends is always fun, seeing Mark Zuckerberg in Gaston Hall was awesome, and even something as simple as a late study night with friends in Lau or Sellinger can become really memorable. There’s always something going on and the trouble is choosing what to go to! In my free time I run Sugared, my own little venture on-campus where I make cotton candy, and you can almost certainly find me in Red Square serving treats when it’s nice out! I also enjoy dancing, creating music, and going on food adventures through the city. I would love to get to know each and every one of you personally, so please reach out!
E-mail: js4759@georgetown.edu

OHIO

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

Hello future Ohio Hoyas! My name is Caroline Coggan and I am a sophomore in the College. I’m a chemistry major but am also considering a major or minor in linguistics. In choosing a college, I was torn between wanting to be closer to home and what I knew—Ohio’s Midwestern charm and natural spaces—and expanding my horizons by going somewhere quite different. I saw Georgetown as a chance to meet people from all over the country and world in the large metropolitan capital that is Washington, D.C. I’m so glad I chose to come here, as I really have been able to meet amazing people with all kinds of interests, backgrounds, and ideas, and I have also been able to explore some of the District’s gems. At Georgetown, I’ve had the opportunity to do interesting things like visit an anechoic chamber at the U.S. Naval Base, garden for a nonprofit supporting environmental education, listen to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and even walk past a few politicians and famous academics on campus. Even now when I’m back in Ohio, I’m still able to feel like a part of the Georgetown community, thanks to the work of students and faculty to bring clubs, classes, and events to an effective virtual format. I’m so lucky to have found a place like Georgetown, where I feel just as at home as I do in Ohio. I know there is a place for you here, too!
E-mail: ccc144@georgetown.edu

OKLAHOMA

School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2022
Major: Global Health
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Harding Charter Preparatory
Activities: GAAP, Health Education Services, Advisory Board for Student Organizations in the CSJ, Student Centers

Hello Okies! My name is Rachel Newman, and I am a junior studying Global Health and pursuing minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and my parents were brought up in smaller towns near Tulsa, so I’m proud to say my Okie roots run deep. Being a student at Georgetown was not always in my plan, but I am so thankful to now call the Hilltop a home away from home. On campus, I work in the Health Education Services office and have been heavily involved in the Center for Social Justice, as well as taking advantage of interesting speakers and panels that come to Georgetown. However, I do my best to get out into the city to go to the national mall, different concerts, or just try out new restaurants in cool neighborhoods. The community of Oklahomans on campus is small but mighty, and we are always looking to welcome new students. That being said, I would love to get to know you, so feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions about campus, making a new Okla-home-a in DC, or if you just want to chat about the college experience at Georgetown!
E-mail:  rmn26014@georgetown.edu (new window)

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: 2023
Major: Neurobiology
Hometown: San Juan, PR
High School: Commonwealth Parkville School
Activities: GAAP, PEP, GlobeMed, PRSA

Hola Boricuas! Welcome to the virtual Hilltop. My name is Isabel and I’m a sophomore in the College from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’m currently studying Neurobiology and minoring in Psychology. I was in your shoes not too long ago and I certainly had no idea what to expect, so I understand if some of you are nervous especially given the current situation. The best advice I can give you is not to worry; Georgetown is working hard to ensure that all of us will be allowed on campus as soon as possible. Even though we are not physically together, Georgetown’s professors, clubs, and organizations are collaborating to create the same sense of community through a virtual platform. On that note, I would like to emphasize that Georgetown is not just any university. Here, we pride ourselves in helping every single one of our members reach their full potential. At Georgetown, you will find a place that challenges you academically and pushes your limits. You will find not just fellow classmates, but a welcoming community where you will build relationships that last a lifetime. In other words, Georgetown will not just be your college, it will be your second home. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or if there is any way you think I can help you. I’m super excited to meet you all! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: iml33@georgetown.edu

RHODE ISLAND

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2021
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Barrington, RI
High School: Barrington High School
Activities: GAAP, Philodemic Society, Blue & Gray Society, French Department Research Assistant, US Senate Internship

Hey future Rhode Island Hoyas! My name is Luke O’Grady, and I am a senior in the SFS majoring in STIA (Science, Technology, and International Affairs) and minoring in French. As much as I loved living in Rhode Island, I knew that I wanted to expand my horizons and meet people from all over the world. The diverse and welcoming community at Georgetown made me feel at home right away! During my GAAP Weekend and New Student Orientation, 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. Living in DC is also an awesome opportunity! There’s nothing better than visiting all the free world-class museums and eating at all the great restaurants nearby. In addition to serving as the GAAP Rhode Island State Chair, I am the Vice President of Georgetown’s Philodemic Debate Society (which is actually Georgetown’s oldest student organization, founded in 1830). I have also had an internship at the US Senate, have served as an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation (NSO), have a research job with the French Department, and am a member of the Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society. 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:  ljo15@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: 2022
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Heber City, UT
High School: Wasatch High School
Activities: GAAP, Cornerstone, Campus Ministry Student Forum, ESCAPE, GIVES

Hey Utahns! I’m Sydney, and I’m the GAAP State Chair for the beehive state. Originally hailing from Heber City, choosing to attend Georgetown felt like a major leap of faith. After 2 years at Georgetown (okay, like 1.5 years if you count COVID) I can honestly say it has become my home-away-from-home. Since starting on the hilltop, I’ve had the opportunity to get involved with the Cornerstone Initiative, which hosts weekly dinners for first-year students. Last year I was also a leader for ESCAPE, which plans weekend retreats for first-year and transfer students. Needless to say, if you’re curious about first-year experiences at Georgetown, I’ve got you covered! Outside of clubs, I’ve also worked a lot in the psychology department as a research assistant, which I’ve enjoyed immensely. Having the opportunity to work with such inspiring professors has changed the way I look at the world and ignited passions I didn’t have before. In my free time, I love exploring D.C. and trying new restaurants around the city (especially if it involves dessert). If you’re curious about life at Georgetown, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’d love to talk to you about it. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: smp295@georgetown.edu (new window)

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: 2023
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
High School: Chippewa Falls Public High School
Activities: GAAP, Club Fencing, Campus Outreach

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

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

School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Year: 2023
Major: International Political Economy
Hometown: Hong Kong, China
High School: Island School Hong Kong
Activities: GAAP, Catholic Women at Georgetown, Catholic Retreats, Georgetown Global Consulting, Chapel Choir, O’Connor Conference, Hong Kong Student Association 

My name is Bakhita (pronounced bah-kee-tah) and I’m from Hong Kong. I enjoy authentic Asian food, free food, long walks, deep conversations and staying away from the DC winter. I chose Georgetown because I truly resonated with its Jesuit values of being “men and women for others” and “caring for the whole person”. I’ve learned that this manifests in so many different ways – from people who have dedicated their lives to serving those in need, to small acts of kindness you see on campus (that is, whenever we’ll be back on campus). I definitely took a leap of faith in choosing Georgetown: I had never been to D.C before, I didn’t know anyone, and I had never needed to frantically convert “Celsius to Fahrenheit” on a daily basis. Nevertheless, through meeting other international students and participating in clubs, I quickly settled in my “home away from home”. I’m 100% certain that I made the right choice as I’ve been blessed to have met the most incredible people who share the same values as I do. At Georgetown, I’ve learned to keep an open-mind, open-heart, and… not to sign up for too many clubs at once. I’m committed to helping you settle right in, so feel free to reach out anytime 🙂
E-mail: bhf24@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Economics
Hometown: Shanghai, China / Gothenburg, Sweden
High School: Shanghai American School
Activities: GAAP, Hilltop Consultants, AASA, GIRA, Club Badminton

Hello prospective international Hoyas!! I’m Renee and I’m currently a sophomore in the College with a major in Economics and potential minors in Mathematics and Business Administration. I’m originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, but have lived in Shanghai, China for 12 years (hence why Shanghai is my “hometown” but a big part of my heart still belongs to Sweden and Europe). The college applications may seem daunting but we are all here to help you ease into the process and Georgetown! As for myself, the Georgetown community has been proven to be so incredibly welcoming and awe-inspiring. Since coming to campus, my conversations with classmates have spurred my motivation to take on classes in new disciplines as well as experiment with new club activities and events. Additionally, with its Jesuit roots and values such as “cura personalis” and “educating the whole person”, Georgetown continuously encourages us to contribute to our surrounding community. Whether this be through programs at the Center of Social Justice or through student organizations, we always keep our Georgetown or larger DC community in mind. While I had many initial concerns about moving away to college, I can now confidently say that I have found a home on the Hilltop. On campus, you can find me reaching out to future Hoyas like you in GAAP, working for non-profit clients at Hilltop Consultants, connecting with fellow Asian American classmates at AASA, or taking up new challenges such as staffing conferences with GIRA. To say that Georgetown has taught me a lot would be a great understatement, but hopefully I can share more of my experiences with you on campus! Please feel free to reach out via email with any questions about Georgetown or college in general! Good luck, and of course, Hoya Saxa!!
E-mail: rl1020@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

School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS)
Year: 2022
Major: Health Care Management and Policy
Hometown: Ambler, PA and Beijing, China
High School: International School of Beijing
Activities: GAAP, Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, Club Swimming, Pre-Dental Society

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Kelsey and I’m a junior in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Health Care Management and Policy and on the pre-dental track. I was born in a small town outside of Philadelphia but grew up in Beijing. As someone who had lived abroad for almost all of their life, I was nervous about going to college in a country so far from home. After just a few months on campus, those apprehensions disappeared; no matter where you’re from, you’ll find home and community here at Georgetown. The Hilltop has provided me the opportunity to not only further explore my interests and develop new passions, but also meet so many people and my closest friends. There are so many clubs and student organisations here on campus that no matter what you’re interested in, there’s something here for you. Beyond campus life, D.C. provides boundless opportunities for you to get engaged – whether it’s government, science, history, or the arts, D.C. really has it all. Coming to Georgetown was one of the best decisions I ever made, so I can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop and show you my second home. If you have any questions about anything at all, please feel free to reach out! Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: kdw59@georgetown.edu

McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2022
Major: Finance & OPIM
Hometown: Shanghai, China
High School: Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL
Activities: GAAP

Hi everyone, I am Emily Jingyu Xu. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. At 14, I came to the States for high school and now here at Georgetown. I chose Georgetown because of its location as well as its vibe. I love it being a relatively small-size school in which we get to know everyone and enjoy campus resources as much as possible. I make a lot of friends in this close-knit environment. Washington is definitely another reason that I chose Georgetown. It is a city but not as crowded and busy as other ones. Love to be in this chill city! I am excited to be an iChair to share my thoughts, moments, and life with friends here and would love to help fellow Hoyas on any concerns at Georgetown. Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: jx123@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

EUROPE

Georgetown McDonough School of Business (MSB)
Year: 2023
Major: International Business
Hometown: Vienna, Austria
High School: Danube International School Vienna, Green Bay West High School
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown European Union, Georgetown German Club

Hello, future Hoyas! My name is Louis Kaldas and I am in the McDonough School of Business class of 2023. I am majoring in International Business and hope to work in the airline industry after college. My choice of study reflects my upbringing as I spent most of my childhood between Europe and North America. I attended school in Vienna, Austria for the better part of my academic career before Georgetown. Hence, I understand what it is like coming from outside the United States for college. One helpful piece of advice I received on my first day at Georgetown was that everyone was nervous, regardless of where they were coming from. The first day of college being the first step into adulthood is something that everyone can relate to and is rightfully also excited about. That being said, entering college as a Hoya will be a positive experience not only because you will discover that Walmart sells phone chargers, superglue, and sandwiches in the same store, but also because you will meet many new people who you will know for the rest of your life. Getting to know your peers will be the epitome of your Georgetown experience. Whether it be to collaborate on projects, study, explore DC, make late night runs to insomnia cookies (great cookie shop in Georgetown open until 3am), or have breakfast together before class, you will find pleasure in being with the people around you. Your initial time at the university will lead into formative, valuable, and unique four years. I look forward to welcoming you to the hilltop soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email at lk739@georgetown.edu Best of Luck and Hoya Saxa!
E-mail: lk739@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2023
Major: Government
Hometown: Poland/Northern Ireland
High School: Attended multiple high schools
Activities: GAAP, The Hoya, Model UN, International Relations Club, European Club, Club Table Tennis, Polish Club, Outdoor Education, Georgetown Scholars Program

Hello! My name is Maja Ochojska, and I’m a second year student in the College, probably going to major in Government and aim for a CERES (certificate in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies). I was born in Rybnik, Poland, but spent most of my life in Northern Ireland! In Georgetown, I write for the university newspaper, The Hoya and I staff MUN (model-UN) conferences as part of the IRC (International Relations Club). I also hop around a bunch of different clubs when I’m bored; European Club, table tennis, POLISH CLUB, Outdoor Education… and many more. I’m also part of the GSP (Georgetown Scholars Program). I work on campus; in my first year I was a Student Guard in dorms on campus, and this year I’ve joined the Residential Living team (to move around your furniture ;)). For fun right now, I’m learning Russian, exploring Washington DC and trying to cook- especially Polish food! I chose Georgetown for all the reasons that you are thinking about. Additionally, I loved how welcome I felt through the interaction with faculty and students; moving to the US truly is a big task, there are many unexpected and spontaneous challenges you will encounter, and many members of the Georgetown community are happy to assist you with them. DC is a beautiful city where you can build friendships, make lasting memories, and craft your future. It really do be a place to be! If you’re reading this, then you should probably come to Georgetown… reach out to me or any other GAAP representative for questions or just a chat, we’d love to tell you more about our home.
E-mail: mso47@georgetown.edu

Georgetown College (COL)
Year: 2022
Major: Economics
Hometown: Cheshire, England
High School: St Nicholas Catholic High School, Cheshire
Activities: GAAP, Georgetown Scholars Program, TEDxGeorgetown, DCivitas, Georgetown Marketing Association

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Harriet and I’m a Junior in the college majoring in Economics, minoring in Government, and also studied abroad on an Intensive Language Program in Salamanca, Spain. I’m from a small town in Cheshire, England and I was terrified of attending Georgetown as I was not able to visit campus before my first day on the Hilltop! However, it was the best decision I’ve ever made and now couldn’t imagine myself attending anywhere else. Other than joining the GAAP as an International Chair, I am also a part of the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) for first-generation, low-income students which has really enabled me to find a community on campus. I am also the Director of Social Media for TEDxGeorgetown, a consultant in DCivitas, and an Account Manager for the Georgetown Marketing Association (GMA). What I love most about being in the nation’s capital is that there is always something new to do. Whether it be a new restaurant to discover, a new museum to go to, or an incredible internship to apply for, the opportunities in DC are endless. However, what I love most about being a Hoya is the people I’ve met along the way and the memories I’ve formed during my time here. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me and absolutely no question is too silly! 🙂
E-mail: hmb76@georgetown.edu

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, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alternative Breaks Program, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, & Security

Hey prospective Hoyas!! My name is Morgan and I’m a Senior in the College double majoring in Economics and Justice & Peace Studies with a concentration in Gender & Justice. Other than being involved with GAAP, I’m on the Executive Board of Georgetown’s OWN IT Summit, I was an Orientation Advisor for New Student Orientation, I’m a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (a co-ed business fraternity), and was a Program/Research Assistant at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security last Spring. 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 and restaurant you could ever want, 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

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: 2023
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Hometown: Cowichan Bay, Canada
High School: Brentwood College School
Activities: The Hoya, College Democrats, Hoya Blue, GAAP

Hey future Hoyas! My name is Caden Koontz, I’m from Cowichan Bay (on Vancouver Island) and I’m the GAAP International Chair for Canada. A little bit about me: I’m (probably) a Science, Technology, and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service, I’m a sportswriter for our newspaper, The Hoya, and I’m a member of the Georgetown College Democrats and Hoya Blue (our student section club). Coming to Georgetown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made and I hope you’ll choose to come to the Hilltop as well! Georgetown is such a great place to live and to study. We really have the best of all worlds. We have a campus feel but we’re right in the heart in one of the coolest neighborhoods in DC. We have great academics but we also have a really strong athletic program that we’re all super excited about (we have like 6 buses going to every basketball game). We also have a huge variety of clubs that cover almost everything you could possibly be interested in. I can guarantee that after the club fair, you’ll be on at least 37 mailing lists. Feel free to send me an email to talk about Georgetown, Canada, the best food on campus or anything else.
E-mail: cmk157@georgetown.edu


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