- Baker Scholars Class of 2018
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Contact Adrian Abrams
Adrian, author of Amazon Best Seller A.T.T.E.N.D.: A Hustler's Guide To Hacking College, is from Villa Park, Illinois (20 minutes outside of Chicago), but currently lives in Savannah, Georgia. He is pursuing a major in justice and peace studies, a minor in theology, and a certificate in entrepreneurship. On campus, Adrian is an active member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, currently works for the Institute for College Preparation, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Nu Beta Chapter. Recognizing his passion for education, he accepted an internship for the summer of 2016 with the DC Public Schools system and hopes to one day merge his educational passions with entrepreneurship. Adrian spent spring 2017 studying abroad in Ghana, located in West Africa, in order to expand his cultural horizons. He will also spend the summer of 2017 interning at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California as part of their BOLD Internship program in which he will gain valuable insights through working with the GMS Sales Team. In his free time, Adrian enjoys giving academic and professional advice to his peers, is a novice painter and an amateur photographer, continues to refine his story-telling skills, and hopes to learn to play the piano.
Contact Jeffrey Bai
Jeffrey is from Alpharetta, Georgia and is pursuing a double major in mathematics and economics. On campus, Jeffrey is co-founder of the Lombardi Ensemble Association for Patients, an organization of volunteer musicians that strives to create a therapeutic environment through music for the patients, families, and staff of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a violinist in Georgetown’s chamber music program and has served as concertmaster of the university’s symphony orchestra. Additionally, he works as a resident assistant in the Southwest Quad. Jeffrey is particularly interested in Chinese innovation and the future of U.S.–Chinese relations. Pursuing this interest, he interned in Shanghai during the summer of 2016 at China Market Research Group, a strategic market intelligence firm. This summer, he will be interning at Morningstar in Chicago. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys going to concerts at the Kennedy Center, preparing for his first powerlifting meet, and cheering for Atlanta sports teams.
Contact Cassidy Christensen
Cassidy is from Villa Park, California and is pursuing a major in english with a certificate in entrepreneurship. On campus, she has worked in the office of undergraduate admissions, is a member of the club volleyball team, and is a particularly spirited Blue and Gray tour guide. In summer 2015, she spearheaded an effort to create a senior service plan in conjunction with Lanzone Morgan LLP, which aims at fostering a lively environment for the elderly portion of her community. She spent summer 2016 at Surterre Properties luxury real estate brokerage in Newport Beach, California. This summer, she plans to work at The JBG Properties in Washington DC as a commercial real estate development intern. Cassidy is passionate about exploring, traveling, and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles. Last fall, she received the Ping Scholarship of Academic Excellence to study in the Czech Republic, where she learned to speak a few words in Czech. She hopes to continue her passion for travel through work and with her family.
Contact Shanae Dixon
Shanae was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is co-chair of the Baker Scholars Program and is pursuing a major in sociology with a double minor in business entrepreneurship and chinese. On campus, Shanae is an employee of Students of Georgetown, Inc., also known as The Corp, where she works at The Hilltoss. She also serves as the vice president of programming for the Caribbean Culture Circle (CCC). During the summer of 2016, Shanae was a Facebook Business University (FBU) Intern working with the Instagram public policy group. At Instagram, she created and scaled initiatives to increase diversity representation and raise awareness of social justice concerns on Instagram's platform. This summer, Shanae is returning to Instagram on the Global Sports Partnerships team. Shanae is passionate about social entrepreneurship and is looking for ways to combine her business interest with her passion for creating equal opportunities for underrepresented minorities. In her free time, Shanae loves to weight-lift and bake! In fact, she and her oldest friend are working together on a dessert business!
Contact Nikhila Krishnan
Nikhila is from Houston, TX and is pursuing a major in physics and a minor in spanish. On campus, Nikhila is an active member of the Blue & Gray tour guide society, serves as treasurer for the Georgetown University Technology and Engineering Club (GUTEC), and tutors with the Sursum Corda literacy program. Nikhila spent the fall 2016 semester studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. This summer, Nikhila will work in San Francisco as a research intern for Cleantech, a company that connects investors with clean technology start-ups. The previous summer, Nikhila had the incredible experience of acting as a general production intern in New York City for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In her free time, Nikhila enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching comedy shows.
Contact Nina Lund-Simon
Nina grew up in Paris, France, but now lives in Los Angeles, California. She is pursuing a double major in psychology and english with an art history minor. As a psychology major, Nina enjoys studying the neural processes underlying human behavioral and emotional impulses. On the Hilltop, Nina spends her time attempting bhangra with Rangila, leading a GIVES group (Georgetown University Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service), tutoring in French, and writing for The Hoya. The intersection of her interests in behavioral psychology, art and marketing have drawn her to the film and tech industries--notably this past summer, she interned for Rent the Runway’s marketing director. In her free time, Nina enjoys backpacking with her sister and living with host families. Recently, her favorite adventures were in in Segovia, Costa Rica, Montana, Vienna and Budapest. She also enjoys cooking with her friends, visiting art museums, following French soccer and marathoning Game of Thrones.
Contact Jimmy McLaughlin
A DC-area native, Jimmy was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. He is an economics major and is minoring in both business administration and history. Outside the classroom, Jimmy is a student-athlete for Georgetown, competing as a wide receiver on the varsity football team. Additionally, he has written for the The Hoya as a sports columnist for several semesters. Jimmy has spent his past three summers in Washington, D.C., most recently interning at The Todd Strategy Group, a political consulting and lobbying firm whose clients are healthcare stakeholders. The previous summer he interned at the National Football League in their government relations office. This summer, Jimmy will be interning for Bain and Company in their Washington, D.C. office. He looks forward to being exposed to a variety of different industries, but in particular Jimmy is interested in sports business and the intersection between business and government. Jimmy likes to spend his free time on volunteer projects with the varsity football team, as well as playing pickup basketball, golfing, and patiently waiting for his Philadelphia Eagles to win a Super Bowl.
Contact Michael Mumma
Michael is from Summit, New Jersey. He is pursuing a major in government with a double minor in economics and english. On campus, Michael serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), the largest entirely student run financial institution in the country. In past summers, he interned at a medical startup in Tucson, Arizona and worked as a research associate at a non-profit law firm in Washington, D.C. This summer, he will intern with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a Summer Associate. In his spare time, Michael enjoys watching the Yankees, researching his next travel destination, and spending time with his family (especially his dog).
Contact Sophia Ronga
Sophia hails from Shelton, Connecticut but now calls Hoboken, New Jersey home. She is co-chair of the Baker Scholars Program. As a government major and economics minor, she has enjoyed the opportunity to apply her quantitative skills to problem solving. Specifically, Sophia enjoys using data to determine courses of action for both private businesses and campaigns for public office. To further this interest, Sophia spent the summer following her sophomore year as a marketing intern for a private translation company, helping them expand their market share in healthcare translations. She will be spending this summer as a political data intern, managing voter data files for upcoming elections. Sophia has also particularly valued her two stints living abroad - the first teaching in rural Hungary and the second as a student in Florence, Italy - as they took her out of her comfort zone. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes with her roommates, doing Pilates, and listening to NPR podcasts.
Contact John Torres
John spent his entire life before Georgetown living in south Philadelphia, PA. He is pursuing a double major in english and sociology. On campus, he is an employee for the Students for Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp), where he works as the Director of Customer Engagement and Community Engagement for The Hilltoss. He has also served as a mentor in the Georgetown Scholarship Program, an ESCAPE leader, a New Student Orientation advisor, and the blog editor for the Georgetown Sports Analysis, Business, and Research Group. Last year, John was one of the co-leaders for a spring break trip to Boston that investigated issues surrounding mental health. His primary interest in business is marketing, a field in which he will continue to build experience when he joins the U.S. Consumer Services group at American Express this summer. John also loves talking about sports, rap music, and anything pertaining to his hometown.
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 Geoffrey 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 double major in spanish and linguistics. 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.