Meet The Baker Scholars
Class of 2022
Ellis Anderson was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is pursuing a major in classics and art history and a minor in economics. At Georgetown, she is a Division I rower on the Lightweight Women’s Crew Team. When she is not on the Potomac, 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.
Bailey Bane was born and raised in Vienna, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a major in mathematics with a double minor in business administration and computer science. Passionate about entrepreneurship, in 2016, she founded a children’s entertainment company, Vienna Singing Princesses, LLC, which she now manages from campus. She speaks at conferences and women’s events advocating for the advantages of youth entrepreneurship. She developed a nonprofit sector of her company which services six cancer organizations in the greater Washington, DC area and co-sponsors events with local police stations in order to create healthy relationships between the police and youth. On campus, she is a member of Georgetown Collegiate Investors and Georgetown Club Swimming. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing with her dogs, and watching Survivor.
Roberto Hidalgo is born and raised in Harlem in New York City and is pursuing a double major in sociology and african american studies. Outside of the classroom, he has served as a treasurer for student organizations Hoyas For Immigrant Rights (HFIR) and GU Riqueza Dominicana (GURD). Most recently, Roberto has transferred his focus and efforts to his job at Hoya Snaxa, which is under the Students of Georgetown Inc. or The Corp. He is also part of the recently inducted class of the Patrick Healy Fellowship which consists of leaders dedicated to addressing issues that affect communities of color. As a first-generation and low-income student, Roberto is a proud member of the Georgetown Scholars Program and has a passion for activism, issues surrounding immigration, addressing educational disparities, and understanding social issues through an intersectional lens. In the past, Roberto has worked and taught for the REACH Program which serves underprivileged students and prepares them for the rigorous high school application process and was a student caller and fundraiser for the Office of Advancement. For leisure, Roberto enjoys sports analytics, movies, comic books, and is an avid NBA fan and New York Knicks supporter.
Seo Young Lee 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.
William “Will” McCreadie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended high school in Toronto, Ontario. He is pursuing a double major in computer science and economics. Will is also doing research in neuroeconomics, studying the neural underpinnings of decision making. He is a Carroll Fellow and a computer science teaching assistant.
Outside of class, Will is the author of www.betterquestions.blog, where he writes about technology and futurism. He is deeply interested in the intersection of sustainable economics, human health, and climate change. As President of Georgetown Fintech, Will leads a team of 24 analysts to conduct research on advances in financial technology. He is also a member of Georgetown Ventures, where he helps launch student startups. In 2017, Will founded BIO Run, a charity 5k, to benefit leukemia research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Center. He is currently working to bring BIO Run to Georgetown. After graduation, Will hopes to start a company that uses innovative manufacturing to fight climate change. In his free time, Will enjoys traveling and studying contemporary art, as well as running, skiing, cooking, and drawing.
Robert Nishimwe was born in Tanzania and lived there until the age of eight. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He is majoring in political economy with an african studies certificate. Robert serves as a commissioner on the Student Activities Commission, where he oversees and advises student organizations on campus. He is the political chair for the African Society of Georgetown. He is also a part of AfroMovez, an African dance team on campus. Robert interned as a field organizer for the Elizabeth Warren campaign for President, where he got to see first-hand how economic policies affect and can impact the lives of everyday Americans. Robert has also been interning as a project event coordinator for PI 515, a tech non-profit organization that challenges, inspires, and teaches technology skills to underserved youth. These experiences have sparked Robert’s interest in economic justice and wanting to see a private sector that truly cares about public interests. Outside of academics and extracurricular activities, Robert enjoys dancing, listening to podcasts, and having banter with the mates.
Alero Oyinlola is from Ibadan, Nigeria. At Georgetown, she is pursuing a double major in economics and french. On campus, Alero serves as the Executive Director for the Social Innovation Public Service fund, is the Treasurer of the African Society of Georgetown, and serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Elie at the Berkely Center. In Summer of 2019, Alero interned at La Centre Communauté d’Arques where, in collaboration with others, she formulated an economic development strategy on youth employment and developed a program to transform the Center into a social enterprise. In Summer of 2020, Alero will intern as a Product Specialist at Facebook. Alero enjoys reading, watching movies, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
Victoria Smith grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She is majoring in government, minoring in environmental studies, and completing an entrepreneurship fellowship. She is interested in the intersection of public policy, environmental justice issues, business, and design in order to present complex issues in an accessible way. Victoria is a Vice President of Marketing at the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union working on content and improving financial literacy. She is also the Programming Chair for Students Advancing Food Equity at Georgetown University, promoting nutrition and food sustainability on campus. In her free time, Victoria loves to listen to podcasts and cook and bake for family and friends. Interested in the art of food, she styles and photographs the meal to later share the recipe on her food blog, Green Clean Livin (new window).
Joan Spirollari was born in Pogradec, Albania and lived there until he was six years old when his family immigrated to Lodi, New Jersey. He is pursuing a major in economics and a minor in business administration. Joan is interested in understanding how the power of the private sector can alleviate poverty and encourage economic development. On campus, Joan is actively involved with TAMID as a project manager, leading a team of three student consultants in advising Clicko-Brick, an Israeli green tech startup that offers a functional disposable plastic container solution. In his free time, Joan enjoys both watching and playing soccer, listening to podcasts, and learning about homesteading through YouTube.
Ava Stiles is from Freehold, New Jersey and is pursuing a double major in government and justice & peace studies with a minor in economics. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the public and private sectors and how it impacts communities. On campus, Ava works in the administrative office at Yates Field House. Since her freshman year, she has served on the leadership board for Georgetown’s Relay For Life chapter, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and hosts events to support cancer patients, care-givers, and survivors within the Georgetown community. Ava also works with Georgetown Global Consulting, a student-run consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations around the world. In her spare time, Ava enjoys baking, playing guitar and piano, and drinking coffee.
Class of 2023
Joel-Anthoney “Joel” Bossous was born in Brooklyn, New York and is pursuing majors in Government and in the self-crafted Interdisciplinary Studies. He is an active board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Black Student Alliance. Outside of his academic interests, Joel has long been passionate about and engaged in advocacy work. He hopes to pair those experiences with a growing background in finance to continue empowering others through community development and social entrepreneurship.
In his most unproductive hours, you can find Joel sleeping, thinking, thinking about sleeping, or listening to some underrated music albums. He enjoys cooking and learning languages — two things that will always be resourceful.
Lea Frawley was born and raised in New York City and is currently pursuing a major in Psychology. As a first generation college student, Lea is passionate about Georgetown and mentoring prospective and current students as they navigate the college process. She is currently the Director of Digital Media for the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP), a Peer Advisor, a tour guide, student worker at the admissions office, and a storyteller for the multimedia vlog series Georgetown Stories. Her passion for business started freshman year when she became an Intern for the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU). Currently, Lea is the Vice President of Marketing at GUASFCU where she strives to further advance the content distributed as well as improve accessibility to financial literacy and opportunities. While Lea is not exactly sure what field of business she would like to pursue, she is eager to learn more about what opportunities are available, with current interests in nonprofits, consulting, and the overall ability for businesses to create social impact. In her free time Lea loves listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and learning all about skincare.
Elizabeth Hasfal was born and raised in Westchester, New York. She is currently pursuing a major in American Studies with minors in French and Women’s & Gender Studies. Passionate about social justice, Elizabeth is a dedicated executive board member of Georgetown’s Student Advocacy Office and the annual OWN IT Women’s Leadership Summit. She is also a Hilltoss employee and a tour guide with Blue & Gray. Outside of Georgetown, Elizabeth is a member of the Content & Outreach team for Searching for Solutions, a non-profit organization that seeks to help students from marginalized backgrounds overcome the achievement gap. In addition to advocating for gender and racial equity, Elizabeth enjoys creating new playlists on Spotify, reading, and exploring DC’s coffee shop scene.
Jennifer Luzon was born in Ecuador but grew up in the Bronx, New York. She is currently majoring in American Studies with a minor in Business Administration and Spanish. Outside of the classroom, she is the new Co-President for Hoyas for Immigrant Rights (HFIR), and a future Casa Latina Resident. She served as the Executive Undocumented Inclusivity Policy Chair and works for Classroom Education Technological Services (CETS) as a student assistant by setting up classrooms and computers for hybrid learning. She is also a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Career Fellow and part of the recently inducted class of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) 2023 Career Prep Scholar. As a first-generation college student, she is a proud member of the Community Scholars Program (CSP) and the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP). She has a passion for activism, issues around immigration, race, and social issues. For fun, she enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and cruising on her longboard.
Anika Prakash was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Justice & Peace Studies with a minor in Statistics. On campus, Anika is actively involved with the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) as thePortfolio Manager of the Markets industry. In addition, Anika enjoys volunteering with Little Lights and The Washington Lawyers’ Committee. Last summer, Anika was an intern at LOCUSImpact Investing where she partnered with project sponsors to position them for successful capital raises that deliver long-term community impact. In her free time, she enjoys running and watching stand-up comedy.
Jorge Ramirez grew up in San Antonio, Texas and is pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Political Economy. As a first-generation college student who is passionate about supporting college-bound youth, he co-founded a mentorship organization called the Warren Innovation Network to support students through the admissions process and college readiness. On campus, he is actively involved in the Georgetown Parliamentary Debate Team. He also co-hosts a show on Georgetown Radio (WGTB) and is a proud member of the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP). Over the summer of 2020, he interned as a Business Support and Outreach Intern at a San Antonio-based non-profit to support small businesses that were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. In his spare time, Jorge enjoys playing poker, watching movies and stand-up comedy, and running.
Sam Telesa is from Waipahu, Hawai’i and comes from a large family, being the oldest of nine siblings. He is pursuing a major in Anthropology and looks to apply his studies of culture in his interests in the construction industry. Sam is a proud Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) and Community Scholars Program (CSP) student as well as a “Soul of Georgetown” recipient. He is currently a project assistant for the GSP and its development of the course, “Hidden Curriculum.” Aside from school, Sam is a starting offensive lineman in the Georgetown football program and part of the program’s Hoya Leadership Council. Sam is also a Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s Listed student-athlete. Moreover, as a person of faith and a Christian, Sam is also a sermon and chapel leader for the football program and is part of Georgetown University Christian Athletes (GUCA).
He loves to cook, and does so often, cooking anything from Hawai’ian comfort food to ribeye steaks. Not only does he like to cook but he also like to play sweet Hawai’ian melodies on the ukulele and is learning to play the guitar in the hopes to learn a certain style of guitar-playing called “Igi Samoa.” Sam appreciates country music and listens to artists such as Brett Eldridge, Chris Young, and many more. Furthermore, he continues to explore his passion for Polynesian tribal art and draws them himself.
Mary “Hadley” Trahan was born in Beijing, lived in Hong Kong, and grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in History. At Georgetown, Hadley is actively involved with Homeless Outreach Programs and Education (HOPE) and volunteers regularly at DC Central Kitchen. Through the United Nations Volunteer Program, Hadley worked as a Digital Marketing Intern during the summer of 2020. During her work with New Beginnings
Charitable Trust, an NGO based in Andhra Pradesh, India, Hadley witnessed firsthand the role of business in empowering marginalized women and generating social change. Excited to further explore corporate social responsibility, Hadley looks forward to completing a finance internship this summer at Tetra Pak, a sustainable food packaging and processing company. Hadley is also an avid lover of the outdoors, working as a ski instructor at the École Suisse de Ski Les
Diablerets and having completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in 2019. As a committed member of the Georgetown ski and running clubs, Hadley remains active on the Hilltop. In her free time, you’ll find Hadley in the kitchen preparing dinner for her friends and family, and perfecting her food photography skills.
Qianyin Wu grew up in the Bay Area in California and is pursuing a major in Economics with minors in Government and Business Administration. She is currently a consultant at Georgetown Global Consulting where she works with international clients to address financial and organizational challenges. As a section editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, she helps publish interviews with experts on a variety of international topics, including the labor market and artificial intelligence. She joined GU Impacts in 2021 as a fellow to work on economic, business, and transportation policy with a D.C. nonprofit organization.She also enjoys partaking in cultural events as secretary for the Chinese Student Alliance and enjoys meeting new people as a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority. She is also a proud member of the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP). Outside of school, she enjoys listening to podcasts on walks, visiting art museums, and catching up with friends and family. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in economic policy or consulting.