Meet The Bakers


Class of 2017
Rachel Habib (C’17)

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Bio: Rachel was born and raised in Seattle, WA and is pursuing a major in English with a double minor in economics and business administration. On campus, Rachel is an employee of Students of Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp), where she is the vice chair of the Corp’s internal consulting committee and the editor-in-chief of the Corp’s blog. She previously served a one-year term as the director of Uncommon Grounds, one of the Corp’s three student-run coffee shops. As director, she oversaw the store’s day-to-day operations and long-term plans and served as a member of the Corp’s upper management team. Outside of the Corp, Rachel is deeply involved with Georgetown’s design community, taking classes taught through Georgetown’s ethicslab studio and working with professors to develop an official design apprenticeship. She is an incoming member of the Invasive Hitlist team, working with a group of design students to write and publish books in order to raise awareness of the impacts of invasive species. Rachel spent her summer in New York City where she worked as a summer associate at AlphaSights, a global leader in knowledge search. At AlphaSights, Rachel worked directly with private equity clients to expand their research throughout the bid process and to facilitate direct connections with industry experts. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going to hot yoga with her friends, drawing and painting, and collecting magazines.

Emma Kemble (C'17)

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Bio: Emma was born and raised in Berkeley, California. She is currently pursuing a major in economics with a minor in psychology. On campus, Emma is a proud member of the women’s club soccer team and is the national director of project development for the Georgetown chapter of Circle of Women. Passionate about girls’ access to education, she is currently leading a construction project to establish a new girls’ dormitory at the Wema Children’s Center in Bukembe, Kenya. Emma spent summer 2014 and 2015 working as an intern for the business analysis group at Autodesk, a company that creates 3D software for design, engineering, and entertainment. At Autodesk, she cultivated her interest in data analytics and market research and helped develop the firm’s customer outreach platform. This past summer, Emma joined J.P. Morgan as a summer analyst in consumer & retail investment banking. She built and presented a comprehensive leveraged buyout model and assisted a team in creating a database of precedent transactions to be used in client meetings. Emma is passionate about social enterprise and is interested in the way business can be leveraged as a vital tool for meaningful impact work. In her free time, Emma loves to cook, go hiking, and spend time with friends.

Edward Molé

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Bio: Edward is originally from Taiwan, moved to Summit, New Jersey for his schooling when he was four, and currently spends his time between New Jersey and Taiwan. At Georgetown, Edward is pursuing a major in philosophy and a minor in business administration. Since the summer before his freshman year at Georgetown, Edward has served as English editor of BCI Compliance International, a company that audits Chinese factories for social responsibility compliance. Last summer, Edward interned at Credit Suisse’s private fund group, where he helped generate fundraising materials for private equity firms.  Additionally, he works at Georgetown Tobacco on weekends, where he pursues his interest in cigars. Outside of academic and professional work, Edward serves as Vice President for the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity. Edward loves to travel with his parents, ride motorcycles, shoot recreationally, smoke cigars, visit vineyards and distilleries, and spend time with friends. 

Klarizsa Padilla (C'17)

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Bio: Klarizsa is from Waukegan, IL and is pursuing a major in computer science and a minor in math. Her business interests are rooted in her passion for understanding how technology can be applied in the context of modern organizations. Klarizsa serves as the mentor for the Google Student Ambassador Program at Georgetown University and is also a board member and mentor for the Georgetown University Women Who Code program. She is also a computer science tutor for a local middle school where she strives to open young students’ eyes to the opportunities computer science can bring, including a platform to improve humanity, enhance convenience for others, and better education. Furthermore, Klarizsa assists in the mentorship of first generation college students via the Georgetown Scholarship Program. In her free time, Klarizsa loves to bake, solve logic puzzles, and try DIY crafts with her siblings.

Joe Picozzi (C'17)

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Bio: Joe is a Philadelphia native studying government and economics. On campus, he is a member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program and the Carroll Fellows Initiative. Joe was elected a GUSA Senator and has worked as a DC Reads tutor at Nalle Elementary. He is particularly interested in the relationship between the public and the private sector. This interest led him to intern for the House Majority Leader’s Office on Capitol Hill during his sophomore year and be elected chairman of the DC Federation of College Republicans. Joe spent the first half of his sophomore summer as a legal intern at the Philadelphia Law Department and the second half working in the government relations department at Comcast’s corporate headquarters. This past summer Joe served as a field staffer on one of the most contested congressional races in the nation. A proud Eagle Scout, Joe enjoys hiking, watching Game of Thrones, and rooting for his hometown Phillies and Eagles.

Sarah Poiset (C’17)

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Bio: Sarah, the current Baker Scholar co-chair, is from sunny San Diego and is currently pursuing a major in economics with a minor in psychology.  On campus, she is involved in Students of Georgetown, Inc., also known as The Corp. Her true passion lies in the business side of television, as she hopes to one day have a career in this field.  To further this goal, she interned at HBO in the participations & residuals department this past summer. In this role, she learned about both the legal and business affairs departments. Here she abstracted legal contracts, analyzed financial data, and prepared statements.  As part of the HBO intern program, she also worked with a team to create a script, budget, production, and pitch for an opening scene of a new HBO show. In previous years, Sarah has also interned at Discovery Communications and San Diego 6 the CW.

Mehr Singh (C'17)

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Bio: Mehr is most recently from San Francisco, but has grown up in New Delhi, Singapore, Dallas, and Chicago. At Georgetown, she is pursuing a government major and economics and business administration minors. On campus, Mehr interns at the Georgetown University Alumni Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), and currently serves on the board as chief marketing officer. She is also really passionate about Art Creating Empowerment (ACE), a non-profit art organization she founded with the mission of kids empowering kids through art. Last summer, she interned in investment banking within the consumer retail and healthcare group at Goldman Sachs. In her free time, Mehr enjoys running to the monuments, spending time with family and friends, and traveling (hopefully to Antarctica soon).

Juan Antonio Solis (C’17)

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Bio: Juan Antonio grew up living on both sides of the border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas, and he is pursuing a double major in government and sociology. On campus, he is an employee for Students of Georgetown, Inc., where he works as a manager for The Hilltoss. He is also an advocate in the Student Advocacy Office and the director and percussionist for the Spanish Mass choir. Juan Antonio spent the fall 2015 semester studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. This past summer, he interned with The Raben Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. He will be working with The White House this fall as a legislative intern in their Office of National Drug Control Policy. Outside of school, Juan Antonio loves to travel, play basketball, and root for the San Antonio Spurs.

Nicolette Stokes Thompson (C'17)

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Bio: Nicolette was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, but is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She is co-chair of the Baker Scholars Program and is pursuing a major in government as well as a minor in African-American studies. On campus, she is an intern at the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), where she serves as the co-chair and co-founder of the diversity & inclusion committee and as an operations manager. She also serves as VP of sports, media, and entertainment for Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE). This past summer, Nicolette worked as a retail operations intern for Under Armour, Inc., where she planned and executed the largest revenue event in the company's history, generating $1,005,007 in total sales. Her past and current experiences have affirmed her interest to pursue a career in sports or corporate retail. In her free time, Nicolette loves CrossFit, cheering on Cleveland sports teams, and spending time with family and friends.

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Class of 2018
Adrian Abrams (C'18)

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Bio: Adrian is from Villa Park, Illinois (20 minutes outside of Chicago), but currently lives in Wrightsville, Georgia (two and a half hours south of Atlanta). He is pursuing a major in justice and peace studies, a minor in theology, and a certificate in entrepreneurship. On campus, Adrian is a member of the Georgetown University Collegiate 100, a board member for the Center for Social Justice Advisory Board for Student Organizations, 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. In addition, he spent a week at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California as part of their Bold Immersion program in which he gained valuable insights about the organization as a whole. Adrian will spend spring 2017 studying abroad in Ghana, located in West Africa, in order to expand his cultural horizons. In his free time, Adrian is an avid nap-taker, sub-par painter, and hopes to learn to play the piano.

Jeffrey Bai (C'18)

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Bio: Jeffrey is from Alpharetta, Georgia and is pursuing a double major in mathematics and economics with a minor in business administration. On campus, Jeffrey is president and a 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 Kennedy Hall. As a Chinese American, Jeffrey is particularly interested in Chinese innovation and the interaction and integration of the Chinese and American economies. Pursuing this interest, he interned this past summer in Shanghai at China Market Research Group, a strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys going to concerts at the Kennedy Center, lifting at Yates, and cheering for the Atlanta Hawks.

Cassidy Christensen (C'18)

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Bio: 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. Cassidy is passionate about exploring, traveling, and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles. This fall, she is continuing her studies in the Czech Republic, embarking on the CIEE study abroad program in Prague. 

Shanae Dixon (C'18)

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Bio: Shanae is from Brooklyn, NY and is pursuing a double major in Chinese and sociology with a certificate in business entrepreneurship. She will spend fall 2016 studying abroad in China. On campus, she is involved in 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 2015, she worked in the financial industry on the model management team at Morgan Stanley. This summer she headed to Menlo Park to work at Facebook with their Instagram public policy group. Shanae is interested in 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 new desserts. In fact, she is currently working on a business idea, Tough Cookie, which sells healthy, delicious desserts!

Nikhila Krishnan (C'18)

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Bio: Nikhila is from Houston, TX and is pursuing a major in physics and a double minor in Spanish and government. She is continuing her studies in Copenhagen, Denmark for the fall semester before returning to Georgetown.  Nikhila had the incredible experience of spending the summer of 2016 in New York City interning for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She spent the previous summer acting as a personal assistant to a wills and estates attorney in Houston. On campus, Nikhila is an active member of the Blue & Gray tour guide society, serves as a teaching assistant for the physics department, and tutors with the Sursum Corda literacy program. In her free time, Nikhila enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching comedy shows.

Eugenie "Nina" Lund-Simon (C'18)

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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.

James "Jimmy" McLaughlin (C'18)

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Bio: A DC-area native, Jimmy was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a double major in economics and history with a minor in business administration. Outside the classroom, Jimmy is a student-athlete for Georgetown, competing as a wide receiver on the varsity football team. Additionally, he is continuing to pursue his long-time interest in writing as a columnist for The Hoya. Jimmy has spent his past two 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. Following these experiences, Jimmy has become interested in the sports business industry as well as the intersection between business and government. Jimmy spends his free time volunteering with the Washington Nationals youth academy, playing pickup basketball, relaxing with friends, and patiently waiting for his Philadelphia Eagles to win their first Super Bowl.

Michael Mumma (C'18)

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Bio: Michael was born and raised in Summit, New Jersey. He is pursuing a major in government with a double minor in economics and English. On campus, Michael interns at the Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU) where he serves as vice president of member service and as a member of the human resources department. After his freshman year, he interned at a medical startup in Tucson, Arizona. This past summer, he worked at a non-profit law firm in Washington, D.C. that provides pro bono legal counsel to defend first amendment rights. In his spare time, Michael enjoys watching his hometown Yankees, spending time with his family (especially his dog), and researching his next travel destination.

Sophia Ronga (C'18)

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Bio: Sophia hails from Shelton, Connecticut. As a government major and economics minor, she has enjoyed the opportunity to explore how businesses are affected by government policies in an increasingly globalized world. To further this interest, Sophia spent the spring of her sophomore year as a government relations intern at a boutique lobbying firm, and the following summer as a sales and marketing intern for TransPerfect, which provides language and technology services for global businesses. In addition, she has enjoyed tutoring students of all ages. She has particularly valued being an SAT tutor for Washington, D.C. high schoolers and, during the summer following her freshman year, a volunteer English teacher in western Hungary. Sophia will return to Europe for the fall of her junior year for a study abroad program at Georgetown's Villa le Balze in Florence, Italy. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes with her roommates and doing Pilates.

John Torres (C'18)

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Bio: John spent his entire life before Georgetown living in south Philadelphia, PA, and he is pursuing a major in English and a minor in sociology. On campus, he is an employee for the Students for Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp), where he works as a creative consultant within the marketing department, developing advertising materials and branding strategies for The Corp’s storefronts. He is also a GSP mentor, and will be leading a trip to Boston over spring break to investigate issues surrounding mental health. John has also served as an ESCAPE leader, a new student orientation advisor, and the blog editor for the Georgetown Sports Analysis, Business, and Research Group. His primary interest in business is marketing, a field in which he has gained experience through internships with the Washington Redskins, Interactive Strategies – a digital marketing agency, and VILLA – a retailer of urban-inspired apparel and products. John also loves talking about sports, rap music, and anything pertaining to his hometown.

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