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Baker Scholars Class of 2019

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Class of 2019

Joseph “Joe” Amato

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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.

Brittany Arnett

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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.

Andi Chin

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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.

Geoffrey “Geoff” Fitzgerald

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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.

James “Webb” George

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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.

Stephanie Griffith

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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.

Emilio Joubert

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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!

George Lankas

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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.

Shakera Vaughan

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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.

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Class of 2020

Emily Arnold

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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.

Charlotte Böhning

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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.

Julia Choi

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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. 

Allan Gichohi

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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.

Thomas “Nash” Hale

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Nash Hale is from Manhattan Beach, California.  He is pursing an economics major with a double minor in spanish andsHistory. 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.

Benjamin “Ben” Maltbie

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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.

Sean Melville

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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.

Omoyele “Omi” Okunola

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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.

Karen Shi

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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.

Hashwinder Singh

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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.

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