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Contact Joe Amato
Joe hails from Essex Fells, New Jersey. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the George F. Baker Scholars Program. In pursuit of a degree in government with a minor in history, Joe is interested in the intersection between business and government. On campus, Joe is a member of the Center for Social Justice Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO), currently serving as Vice Chairman. This fall, Joe will serve as a Peer Advisor for Georgetown’s College of Liberal Arts, assisting freshman adjust to college life. This past summer, Joe interned in New York City in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equity Division. 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. 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 is the co-founder and co-President of the GU Eating Society, an organization dedicated to learning about culture through cuisine; the Eating Society hosts several unique culinary events on- and off-campus for members, as well as raises money for local DC non-profit organizations, such as the Whole Kids Foundation. Brittany is also the former President and Editorial Director of Spoon University, and has written over 85 articles for the publication under the Georgetown chapter. This past summer, Brittany worked at Coach, as an Outlet Buying Intern for Women's Handbags. In previous summers, Brittany has worked at The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia as a marketing intern and at Maman NYC, a bakery and café, as a marketing and communications intern. In her senior year, Brittany hopes to find a post-graduate role that will touch upon her passions for fashion, food, and strategy. 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. On campus, Andi is a dedicated employee of Students of Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp), and was the Director of People Operations last year. Formerly Human Resources, the department she managed is responsible for the hiring cycle and creating an inclusive and positive work experience for all employees. She is also an active member of the Blue & Gray tour guide society. Andi is interested in the intersection of health and business, a space she was working in during summer 2018 at Onduo, a healthcare startup serving people living with diabetes. In her free time, Andi enjoys eating food, watching documentaries, and talking about science.
Contact Geoff Fitzgerald
Geoff graduated from the Scarsdale public schools but now calls Rye, New York his home. He is pursuing a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. Geoff spent this past summer at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as a Markets Summer Intern on their Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) Capital Markets desk. In the past, Geoff has worked as a Research Intern to Dr. James Freericks assisting him with his theoretical quantum mechanics research. Geoff will also be working with Dr. Freericks for his Thesis work on the applications of Quantum Chemistry on a Quantum Computer. Geoff’s club activities include being a member of the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) since freshman fall, where he has served as an analyst on the Technology, Media and Telecom and the Options teams and now serves as Portfolio Manager for the Securities team. Geoff also serves as 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 within Campus 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 pursued 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.” After realizing wet lab research was not a direction of focus for him, Webb worked for a biotech start-up, Pilleve, helping Pilleve with business strategy and product development. Apart from his interest in the sciences, Webb is involved in two different investment clubs; in the Georgetown Collegiate Investors, he used to head the Health Care group, and in the ZEEBA Group, he led the group dedicated to Asian markets. In the past, Webb also pitched for the Varsity Baseball team. After stepping away from baseball, Webb interned on Capitol Hill for Congresswomen Handel (GA-6) aiding her staff with health care policy, trade, and tax issues. In the summer of 2017, Webb worked for a private equity shop, SFW Capital Partners, that focused on innovative biotechnology and tech investments. During the summer of 2018, Webb worked for Morgan Stanley in their Investment Banking division covering PhaRMA companies. 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 served for two years as the chapter co-president 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, where she helped in the conversion of the Disability Studies course cluster into a minor. This previous summer, Stephanie worked as a Summer Analyst for KippsDeSanto, an investment bank that focuses on Aerospace & Defense and Government Contracting. In her free time, Stephanie loves to bike, 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 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. He lives in the Men's S.T.A.N.D. House, a community on Magis Row dedicated to bringing equity amongst students at Georgetown regardless of their financial status. Having accepted a role with Instagram's Partnerships team in LA, he is very excited to see what he is capable of bringing to tech with the skills he has acquired during his time as a Baker. He is currently training to be an Athlete at a Crossfit event near you, so be on the lookout!
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 started and directs GUASFCU Rewards, a program that partners with local businesses to provide students discounts when they use their debit cards. In addition, he also serves as a Member Service representative. He also serves as Director of Outcome Tutoring, a student run tutoring company on campus. This past summer, George worked as a summer analyst at J.P. Morgan in their Wealth Management division. 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 traveling 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 President of Georgetown University Women of Color, an active member of the Gospel Choir, a member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, and she serves as the Speakers Coordinator for the B.R.A.V.E Summit. In the past, Shakera has interned for the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, Senator Tim Kaine, and helped design and execute the communication plan for start-up tech company Open Data Nation. Most recently, Shakera interned with Mayor Levar Stoney in her hometown of Richmond. Shakera is exceptionally passionate about improving the quality and accessibility of education for all students, as well as advocating for affordable housing. In her free time, Shakera can be found watching random CNN segments involving the brilliant Angela Rye or indulging in DC's diverse food scene.
Contact Emily Arnold
Emily grew up on a small farm in Harvard, MA, and studies english, environmental studies, and entrepreneurship. On campus, she sings a capella with the Georgetown GraceNotes and serves as Vice President of Community and Engagement for Startup Hoyas. She also writes for and serves on the board of the literary magazine, The Anthem, and is a co-founder of a social venture called Hilltop Compost that aims to bring postconsumer composting services to Georgetown’s campus. Last spring, she interned for Planet Forward, an environmental storytelling platform for students, and travelled with them to Alaska aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion in order to document the coastal wilderness. This past summer, she interned for the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, working with startups in their Summer Launch Program at the new Venture Lab at WeWork White House. This fall semester, she is studying abroad in Prague, where she is exploring the home city of two of her favorite authors, Milan Kundera and Franz Kafka.
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 spent 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. 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 which she guides 15 freshmen in building their own social ventures and she is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, a professional foreign service sorority. In summer 2017, she worked as a business development intern at EcoMax Lighting, an LED light company, and in summer 2018, she interned at Fairstead Capital, a real estate investor and operator. Julia will spend summer 2019 at Morgan Stanley as an Institutional Equity Sales & Trading analyst. Outside of school, Julia enjoys spending her free time playing on the guitar, binge-watching Black Mirror episodes, and competing against friends in Tetris.
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. In summer 2018, Nash returned 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 in addition to being a teaching assistant. This year, he is serving as President of Club Badminton, a new sport he is learning after four years of archery in high school. He will also be on the board of the Georgetown Computer and Electronics Club (GUCEC) as Outreach Director. During the summer of 2018, he worked as an Information Assurance Engineer intern at Telos Corporation in Ashburn, VA. 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 continued to conduct this research during the summer of 2018 through a fellowship that enabled 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 lives in New York City and is pursuing a major in english with minors in computer science and economics. She is interested in the intersection of social impact, technology, and writing. On campus, she is a member of Hilltop Consultants, an undergraduate-run organization that works with nonprofit organizations, and has served as the Deputy of Speakers for the OWN IT Summit, which focuses on intersectional feminist issues to help develop strong female leaders. Previously, she worked with The Hoya and at Dog Tag Bakery. This past summer, Karen interned in the Advisory Services department of the Urban Land Institute, where she assisted with week-long advisory panels that help communities across the globe address issues relating to land use, city planning, and real estate. This fall, Karen will explore her interests in technology and analytics by interning with Protagonist, a technology-oriented strategic consultancy located in D.C. In her free time, Karen loves going on picnics with her friends, making homemade meals with her family, and exploring new cities.
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 spent the summer of 2018 working as an intern at the DC Public Defenders Services and will be spending the fall semester of 2018 working with urban youth through the GOOD Projects organization. Moving forward, Hashwinder is particularly interested in both working to combat issues that relate to urban poverty and criminal justice reform. In his free time, Hashwinder enjoys watching and rewatching Oscar winning films.
Contact Ellis Anderson
Ellis was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is pursuing a major in economics and art history and minor in classics. At Georgetown, she is a Division I rower on the Lightweight Women's Crew Team. When she is not on the Potomac River, Ellis serves as the Head of Data Analytics at The Corp's on-campus food market, Vital Vittles. This position aligns well with her interest in the food-industry, particularly health-conscious and sustainably-minded food startup businesses. She plans to spend this summer in Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii working on an organic dragon fruit farm learning both sustainable agricultural practices and business management strategies. In addition to her interest in food, Ellis has a passion for mental-health awareness and advocacy. In 2016, she began the first high school chapter in the nation of Active Minds, a club aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. She has continued this advocacy here at Georgetown on the Mental Health Board of the NCAA student coalition, Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). In her free time, Ellis loves going to art museums, listening to podcasts, and backpacking.
Contact George Cortazzi
George grew up in London, England, and is currently pursuing a major in economics and a minor in business administration. Outside of the classroom, George is an employee at The Students of Georgetown, Inc.’s accounting department, the world’s largest entirely student-run business that operates a series of small coffee shops and supermarkets around campus. He is also an analyst on Zeeba’s Middle East and Africa desk, an emerging markets fund based at Georgetown. George is interested in the economics of distributed systems and the implications that they may have on existing financial infrastructure. This led to him interning last summer on the markets desk at Blockchain, a company specializing in the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space. At Blockchain George helped the research department write several papers, including one on stablecoins and sat on the markets desk, helping to develop its over the counter trading product and trading system. In his spare time, George enjoys spending time with his friends and family, trading, talking economics and holds a European helicopters pilot’s license.
Contact Arisaid Gonzalez Porras
Arisaid was born in Veracruz, Mexico, raised in Mesa, Arizona, and majoring in American Studies (best major in the College!). She is a Latina, first-generation, low-income, D.A.C.A. student. Her identity is very important because it has become her source of empowerment and resilience. She advocates for the undocumented youth on and off campus through Hoyas for Immigrant Rights (HFIR), Undocuhoyas, and United We Dream. Her biggest passion is to bring awareness on campus on the different issues that impact immigrant communities in the United States. Besides being on the front lines of activism, Arisaid is a proud Patrick Healy and Wage Fellow. In her spare time, she loves to read while enjoying a good cup of iced coffee, watch movies and TV shows, and spend time with her family and friends.
Contact Hayley Grande
Hayley is from Orange, Connecticut, and is pursuing majors in economics and government with a minor in business administration. On campus, she is an elected member of the Georgetown University Student Association Senate. Within the Senate, Hayley serves as Chair of the Finance and Appropriations Committee, which oversees the allocation of the student activities fee budget to campus organizations. Hayley explores her passion for public speaking, debate, and free speech as President of the Georgetown University College Republicans, Research Director for the GU Politics student-run podcast called Fly on the Wall, and member of the Philodemic Debate Society. As an intern in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Hayley has developed an interest in the intersection of government and business, particularly in the defense industry. She looks forward to working in the Department of Defense during summer 2019, where she will gain experience in logistics, program analysis, operations and communications. In her free time, Hayley enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying different types of cheesecake, and playing table tennis.
Contact Kevin Hautigan
Kevin grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is pursuing a major in government and a minor in economics. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurship Fellowship. On campus, Kevin has participated in the Compass Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship, as first a fellow and then as a mentor. Through Compass, Kevin has learned about what goes into building a socially-minded business, and has worked to guide first-year students through this process. Kevin also co-founded his own venture at Georgetown, SleepSurf, that helps provide sleeping accommodations to students visiting their friends on campus. Kevin is excited about the potential of business and technology to influence advocacy and politics for the better. In conjunction with this interest, he spent the summer of 2018 interning in the marketing and communications division of the Georgetown University Bridge Initiative, which works to connect people around the world to academic research on Islamophobia. He has also worked to help non-profit organizations find strategic solutions to business problems they face as a member of Hilltop Consultants. In his free time, Kevin loves finding a new movie or book to enjoy.
Contact Jarian Lee
Jarian Lee was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and is currently pursuing a major in Government with a minor in Sociology. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he has both worked for and founded startups and has been a member of business and entrepreneurship related campus organizations. From the summer of 2018 to the end of the fall semester of 2018, he served as a Washington, D.C. based Communications Intern at a blockchain technology company, spreading awareness of the company’s products and grand vision to the world. Looking ahead, Jarian will spend the summer of 2019 interning in the Treasury Management division of Huntington National Bank. On campus, he was a member of Georgetown Ventures, an organization dedicated to providing student entrepreneurs with the advice and resources needed to help them thrive. Currently, he serves as a peer mentor with the Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE) and will be a resident of the URBAN House in the fall of 2019. In his free time, Jarian enjoys running on the National Mall, dissecting historical documentaries and political dramas, and watching old James Bond films.
Contact Seo Young Lee
Seo Young was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up moving to and from Jakarta, London, and Singapore. She is pursuing an American studies major and a business administration minor at Georgetown University, with the hope of synthesizing her interest in business, arts, and culture. On campus, Seo Young is a committed employee of Students of Georgetown Inc. (The Corp), serving as the Chief Executive Officer and President for the 2019-2020 term. She has also been involved with the International Students Association, a community that seeks to support international students and advocate multiculturalism on the Hilltop. Outside of class, Seo Young has interned for the Assistant Director at the National Portrait Gallery’s Department of Photography and written for the arts and culture magazine, The Georgetown Independent. While her time as a museum intern and journalist has concluded, Seo Young continues to indulge herself in the arts, curating playlists on Spotify, reading books, and trying to get through her growing list of films to watch.
Contact Chloe Quigley
Chloe Quigley grew up in Barrington, Illinois but now calls Chicago home. She is majoring in Justice and Peace Studies with a minor in Spanish and the Entrepreneurship Fellowship Certificate. During her freshman year, Chloe received a grant from Georgetown’s Social Innovation and Public Service Fund to start a microenterprise titled Oso that employs women living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities, a place that Chloe has been doing service since the age of eight, to hand make stuffed teddy bears. Today, Oso is a sustainable non profit, recognized by the UN through Chloe’s participation in their Millenium Fellows program, empowering twelve women to make double their community’s average income. Aside from Oso, Chloe works for the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative on campus and engages with the Beeck Center as a GU Impacts alumni who worked at Mann Deshi Foundation in rural India during the summer of 2018. While she has a heart for international service and travel, Chloe loves spending time at home with family and staying active whether it be alongside the Chicago or Potomac River.
Contact Liz Schropp
Liz was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She is currently pursuing a major in mathematics with a double minor in business administration and history. On campus, Liz is actively involved with the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) as the Vice-President of the media and telecommunications industry and is a dedicated employee of Students of Georgetown, Inc. (The Corp). She currently works as the Assistant Director of Operations at The Hilltoss, one of The Corp’s seven storefronts. She also engages in volunteer work as a member of Hoya Helpers and volunteered at Girls, Inc. of Omaha last summer as a soccer coach. In her spare time, Liz likes to play and watch soccer, ski, and watch Gilmore Girls.
Contact Ziyue Zhang
Ziyue was born in Qingdao, China, and grew up in Dallastown, Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a double major in physics and computer science to complement his interest at the intersection of technology, social impact, and entrepreneurship. On campus, Ziyue pursues research under the direction of Professor James Freericks in the field of quantum computation in hopes of completing his thesis on quantum initialization and efficient algorithms for quantum computing. Ziyue also serves as the Vice President of the Technology Portfolio for the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF), and as a mentor for the Compass Fellowship, a social entrepreneurship organization, where fellows learn from and network with impact leaders in the country to start their own ventures. In addition, he is active in the Blue & Gray tour guide society and in events in the Department of Performing Arts. In the summer of 2019, Ziyue will be interning at El Nido Resorts, the Philippines, as a GUImpacts fellow in the Beeck Center for Social Innovation to work on sustainability policy and tech applications in underserved communities. In his spare time, Ziyue likes to play pick-up basketball and mixing music in hopes of becoming an amateur DJ.