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Contact Joe Amato
Joe hails from Essex Fells, New Jersey. In pursuit of a major in government with a minor in history, Joe is interested in the intersection between business and government, particularly in the health care industry. On campus, Joe is a member of the Center for Social Justice Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO), currently serving as Vice Chairman. He is also a member of the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) serving as an analyst in the Industrials & Natural Resources group. While on a post-surgery medical leave of absence during fall 2016, Joe interned with Newark Collegiate Academy (NCA), a KIPP network charter high school in Newark, New Jersey. At NCA, Joe worked with the Persistence Team, an internal group formed to help NCA alumni graduate from college. Later that fall, Joe interned with Vesey Street Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City and specializing in healthcare. There he conducted preliminary research on Imedex, a recent acquisition for the firm. During summer 2016, Joe interned with Renaissance Macro Research, a firm specializing in macroeconomic and political research. Joe enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, reading history books and watching Will Farrell movies.
Contact Brittany Arnett
Brittany grew up on Long Island, New York, and is pursuing a major in psychology and double minor in business administration and economics. On campus, Brittany founded the GU Eating Society, and currently acts as its Co-President. Additionally, Brittany is the Editorial Director of Spoon University's chapter at Georgetown, an online food resource for the college generation, and is an undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Lifespan Development course. This past summer, Brittany worked at Maman, a bakery and café in New York City, as a marketing and communications intern. This summer, Brittany will be studying abroad in Sydney, Australia, where she hopes to find an internship that will bridge her passions for food and marketing, and looks forward to returning to campus in August to be a parent and family orientation advisor for New Student Orientation. In her free time, Brittany enjoys teaching free dance classes for fellow Hoyas, exploring new restaurants around DC, and eating a lot of avocado toast.
Contact Andi Chin
Andi was raised in Chatham, New Jersey, but now lives in Newton, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a major in biology of global health and a minor in business administration. She is interested in the intersection of science and business. On campus, Andi is the Director of People Operations for Students of Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp). Formerly Human Resources, the department she leads is responsible for hiring and onboarding, payroll, alumni outreach, and employee experience. She serves as a member of the Corp’s upper management team and is responsible for creating an inclusive and positive work experience for every employee. Andi is also an active member of the Blue & Gray tour guide society. In her free time, Andi enjoys eating, spending time with friends and family, and talking about science.
Contact Geoff Fitzgerald
Geoffrey hails from Scarsdale, New York. He is pursuing a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. On campus, Geoff serves as research intern to Dr. James Freericks, assisting him with his theoretical quantum mechanics research. Geoff is also a second-year analyst with the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) where he has served on the Technology, Media and Telecom and the Options teams. Last spring, Geoff organized a team which finished in 2nd place in the Seeking Alpha Stock Picking Contest at Georgetown University. Geoff is a board member and trustee of Georgetown University’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus where he is an active participant in their outreach programs to feed and care for DC’s homeless population. He is also active with the Office of Mission and Ministry. In his spare time, Geoff enjoys playing soccer and following his favorite team, Manchester United.
Contact Webb George
Webb was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and is currently pursuing a neurobiology major with a minor in economics. On campus, Webb is pursuing his love of neurobiology by conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease in Dr. William Rebeck’s lab, where he helps to examine the effects of NSAIDs on the production of APOE, one of the greatest risk factors of the disease. His research has also led him to examine a clinical phenomenon known as “Chemo Brain.” Apart from his interest in the sciences, Webb is a desk head for two different investment clubs; in the Georgetown Collegiate Investors, he heads the Health Care group, and in the ZEEBA Group, he leads the group dedicated to Asian markets. Webb also pitches for the Varsity Baseball team. Outside campus, Webb dedicates his time to working with childhood cancer patients and playing baseball with disabled children. Webb is an avid scuba diver and has logged dives all over the Bahamas, Florida Keys, and South America.
Contact Stephanie Griffith
Stephanie was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is currently pursuing a major in economics with a minor in mathematics. On campus, Stephanie serves as the co-president for the Georgetown chapter of Best Buddies, an international organization focused on integrating those who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) into all aspects of society. Passionate about the social, political, and economic inclusion of those marginalized, Stephanie served on the Accessibility Policy Board within Georgetown University Student Association her sophomore year, where she led the conversion of the Disability Studies course cluster into a minor and fought for greater access on campus for students with varying abilities. Stephanie will spend summer 2017 working as an intern for the business development group at Medical Science & Computing, a company that provides consulting for the NIH and similar organizations. In her free time, Stephanie loves to go biking, travel, listen to music and spend time with friends.
Contact Emilio Joubert
Emilio was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is currently a first-generation college student pursuing a major in italian with a minor in spanish. He is deeply involved with the Writing Center, where he is assisting in recruiting and helping to lead interviews for the next Writing Center Consultant Cycle. Additionally, he is an employee of Students of Georgetown, Inc. and serves as an RA for Darnall 6. A dedicated member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, he and a group of friends created the first socioeconomically focused house on Magis Row, the house sponsored by the Georgetown Scholarship Program itself. He looks forward to working with the Georgetown Scholarship Program on issues they face daily. Emilio will also be working with Instagram through the Facebook University Program in San Francisco this summer. He will be working in the department of Marketing with a focus on creating partnerships with youth who engage with the app. When granted the time, Emilio enjoys playing video games competitively, lifting weights, and listening to music.
Contact George Lankas
George grew up on a farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is now pursuing a major in economics and a minor in spanish. On campus, George interns for the Georgetown University Alumni Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), where he serves as a member service representative and as a member of the marketing department. He also serves as Director of Sales for The Hoya. This upcoming summer, George will remain in Washington, DC working for GUASFCU as vice president of member service and risk. George continues to learn about various industries and career paths and is open to new experiences that could broaden his horizons. In his free time, George enjoys watching the New York Giants, working on his family farm, and travelling with his family.
Contact Shakera Vaughan
Shakera is from Richmond, VA and is currently pursuing a major in government with a minor in sociology. On campus, Shakera is Vice President of Georgetown University Women of Color, an active member of the Gospel Choir, a member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, and she serves on the B.R.A.V.E Summit board. Additionally, she works for the Washington International School where she helps teach an engineering class for young girls to increase interests in the STEM field. In the fall of 2016, Shakera helped design and execute the communication plan for start-up tech company “Open Data Nation”, which sets out to transform open data into reliable predictions that help to mitigate risk to public health and safety. Shakera is exceptionally passionate about education policy and how she can best help “level the playing field” for all students. In the spring of 2018, Shakera plans to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. In her free time, Shakera can be found reading quirky books, sleeping, and indulging in chicken tenders.
Contact Emily Arnold
Emily grew up on a small farm in Harvard, MA where she spent her childhood hiking outdoors and competing in gymnastics at a high level. She is currently majoring in english with a minor in environmental studies, and is completing a certificate in entrepreneurship. On campus, she serves as the social chair for her a capella group, the Georgetown GraceNotes, and the campus outreach director for the literary magazine, The Anthem. She also sits on the board of Startup Hoyas as the Vice President of Community and Engagement, and is co-founding a social venture called Hilltop Compost that aims to bring postconsumer composting services to Georgetown’s campus. Last semester, Emily was interning for Planet Forward, an environmental storytelling platform for college students. She spends her free time planning adventures with friends, making kombucha to feature on her food blog, and mastering her yogi poses.
Contact Charlotte Böhning
Charlotte grew up in Larchmont, New York, but is half German and therefore a dual citizen of Germany and the United States. She is pursuing a major in economics and double minor in art history and journalism. She is particularly interested in the intersection of design and business. On campus, Charlotte acts as an Operations Manager, Marketing Analyst, and Diversity & Inclusion Representative for the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU). Additionally, Charlotte is a Layout Designer for Bossier Magazine, an intersectional feminist magazine devoted to promoting discourse on women’s issues, and is the Graphic Designer for the GU Eating Society. She also recently became the cartoonist for The Hoya’s opinion section. Prior to embarking on study abroad in Sydney, Australia, Charlotte will spend summer 2018 as a marketing intern for a New York-based private debt and equity firm, Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC, as part of their Client Services Business Development program. On the weekends, she plans to waitress at a local wine bar, The Red Pony, serving cheese and charcuterie platters. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with friends, walking her dogs, boxing and playing the ukulele.
Contact Julia Choi
Julia was born and raised in Norwood, New Jersey. She is pursuing a major in economics and a double minor in environmental studies and statistics. On campus, she is an active member of Hilltop Consultants, a student-run consulting organization that works with nonprofits all over the country and is a tour guide in the Blue & Gray tour guide society. Additionally, she serves as a mentor in the Compass Fellowship, where she guides 15 freshmen in building their own social ventures. Outside of school, Julia enjoys playing on the guitar and designing her own clothes.
Contact Allan Gichohi
Allan hails from Nairobi, Kenya. At Georgetown, he is majoring in mathematics with a minor in business administration. On campus, he is actively involved with the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) as the Vice-President of the media and telecom industry and serves on the executive board of the African Society of Georgetown. He is also involved with the National Society of Black Engineers, Georgetown Chapter and the Hoya. Allan cultivated his passion for finance over the summer when he researched with two prominent professors in his previous college on debt covenant violations. During this summer, he will be working at an investment bank to deepen and further his interest in the finance field. In future, Allan plans to impact healthcare investment and education policy. He has been actively involved in his community on campus and back home by participating in mentorship and community-building programs. In his free time, he enjoys binge-watching Scandal on Netflix, talking about human psychology, weightlifting and eating ice-cream.
Contact Nash Hale
Nash Hale is from Manhattan Beach, California. He is pursing an Economics major with a double minor in Spanish and History. Nash fills his free time working at local furniture store “American Holiday” and doing volunteer work with both Sursum Corda and Best Buddies. He stays current by being the editor of the Bestest Business Channel, posting daily polls about business and finance trends. This summer, Nash will return to Aristotle Capital, a Los Angeles based investment advisory firm which manages $60 billion in assets. In his spare time, Nash likes to travel, surf, and play chess.
Contact Ben Maltbie
Ben was born in Phoenix, Arizona and lived there until he was six years old at which point his parents’ jobs moved them to Shanghai, China. He lived in Shanghai for eight years before returning to Arizona to attend high school. He is currently double majoring in computer science and economics with a particular interest in cybersecurity and software engineering. He currently works as a research assistant in a computational cognitive neuroscience laboratory for Professor Riesenhuber in the neuroscience department. He also works as a teaching assistant for COSC-051 and COSC-052 (Computer Science I & II) which has been very exciting by allowing him to experience how rewarding teaching is. His favorite extracurricular activity this semester has been club badminton, a new sport he is trying to learn after four years of archery in high school. Next semester, he will be on the board of the Georgetown Computer and Electronics Club (GUCEC) as Outreach Director. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games with friends, programming, and cooking.
Contact Sean Melville
Sean is from Basking Ridge, New Jersey and is pursuing a double major in mathematics and economics. On campus, Sean is following his love of math by conducting research under Dr. Kimberly Sellers on CON-Poisson models. He will continue to conduct this research this summer through a fellowship that will enable head authorship publication by graduation. Sean also helped found the club Georgetown Ballers in the Center for Social Justice, which serves to teach life skills through the game of basketball to youth at the New Beginnings Juvenile Detention Center. Sean has spent the past three summers working his way up to managing a local Italian restaurant, where he developed a passion for small business as well as homemade Italian cuisine. In his free time, Sean loves to go sailing, adventuring, and play basketball with friends and family.
Contact Omi Okunola
Omoyele (Omi) was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is pursuing a double major in american studies and government. On campus, Omoyele is an employee of the Academic Resource Center. She is a member of Black Theatre Ensemble, a theatre group that uses acting as a means of social activism. She is also a member of the Justice and Diversity in Action Living Learning Community. Last summer, Omoyele interned in the Corporate Affairs department at Consolidated Edison, a energy company based in New York City, where she gained first-hand exposure into a corporation's philanthropic work. This summer, she hopes to return to Consolidated Edison, either working for Corporate Affairs once again or interning for the company's law department. In her free time, Omoyele enjoys reading romance and dystopian-society books, dancing to hip-hop music, and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Karen Shi
Karen grew up in Princeton, New Jersey but now resides in New York City. She is pursuing a double major in economics and english with a minor in chinese. On campus, Karen is a consultant for Hilltop Consultants, a management and strategy consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations and socially-oriented enterprises. She has also served as the Deputy of Speakers for the OWN IT Summit, the VP of Corporate Communications for The Hoya, and a writer for Spoon University. This past summer, she explored her passion for social impact by working for Dog Tag Bakery, a nonprofit bakery located in D.C., and by interning for Island Press, a nonprofit publishing company that focuses on environmental issues. In her free time, Karen enjoys cooking with her family, hiking, and watching Friends.
Contact Hashwinder Singh
Hashwinder is from Tacoma, WA and is pursuing a major in government with a minor in African-American Studies and History. On campus, Hashwinder works on a variety of racial and social justice oriented projects, such as writing opinion columns about the experience of marginalized identities on campus and mentoring those at the New Beginnings Juvenile Detention Center. Furthermore, Hashwinder is a Patrick Healy Fellow. Hashwinder will be spending this upcoming summer working as an intern at the DC Public Defenders Services. Moving forward, Hashwinder is particularly interested in both working to combat drug addiction in the Punjab region of India and pursuing a career in law. In his free time, Hashwinder enjoys watching and rewatching Oscar winning films.