College Academic Council
Comprising four elected representatives from each class in the College, the College Academic Council (CAC) fosters a positive working relationship between administration, students, and faculty in order to help students manage and enhance their academic lives. CAC interacts with College faculty and administration regarding a wide variety of issues, representing the students of Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences, seeking their opinion on academic issues, and acting in their name. CAC has helped to develop stronger student-professor relations through their annual events — College Honors, Majors Fair, and Donuts with the Deans — in addition to various events hosted throughout the year. In the past, CAC has enacted substantial change in the College, including advocating for the business minor for students in the College, which was approved in Spring 2010.
CAC is here to serve students in any academic capacity that they need. Please feel free to bring suggestions, questions, or comments to the attention of its members. Furthermore, CAC’s weekly meetings are open to all students in the College. If you would like to sit in on a meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific meeting times. To stay updated on all of CAC’s events and current projects, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @GUCAC. We also have an open suggestions form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Every year the College Academic Council also seeks students to fill positions on the College Undergraduate Admissions Committees, the College Executive Committee, and the College Curriculum Committee.
Seven students appointed to the College Undergraduate Admissions Committees, which includes administrators, professors, admissions officers, and students, will be asked to read and evaluate applications to the College of Arts & Sciences, helping to shape the student body of the College.
One student appointed to the College Executive Committee, which includes faculty, deans, and students, will be invited to monthly meetings to discuss and provide input on issues pertaining to the College, including academic policy, curriculum development, and the honor system.
One student appointed to the College Curriculum Committee, which includes faculty, deans, and students, will be invited to meetings as needed to discuss and provide input on curriculum issues pertaining to the College, including academic policy, curriculum development, core requirements, and the establishment of new majors and minors.
Student input is highly valued on all three of these committees, so please consider applying. If you have any questions, email the College Academic Council at email@example.com.
Representations for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Domenic De Santes is a senior from Marshfield, Massachusetts majoring in Government with minors in Education, Inquiry, and Justice & Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, he plays the saxophone in Pep Band, sings in Chapel Choir, and serves as a Retreat Leader in Catholic Ministry.
Katie Edling is a Senior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania majoring in Biology with a minor in Philosophy on the pre-med track. Outside of College Academic Council, Katie is a member of the Georgetown Women’s D1 Rowing Team. She is so excited to represent and serve the Class of 2023!
Marin Larkin is a senior from Kensington, Maryland majoring in Government and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Outside of College Academic Council, Marin is a member of the club tennis team and serves as Marketing Director of the Pre-Law Society. She is excited to represent the class of 2023!
Heather Huang is a senior from Houston, Texas majoring in Justice & Peace Studies and Sociology and minoring in Education, Inquiry, & Justice. Outside of the College Academic Council, Heather served on the student boards of the Georgetown Scholars Program, the Pre-Law Society, and the Minority Pre-Law Society. She is excited to serve her community and represent the Class of 2023!
Mehek Thapar (President)
Mehek Thapar is a junior from Villanova, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Spanish with Minors in Biology and Cognitive Science and is on a pre-med track. Outside of the College Academic Council, she is involved in the Georgetown Saxatones, GU Jawani, Physicians for Human Rights, Rangila, and research. She is also working as a Spanish medical interpreter and is a Biology TA on campus. She hopes to study abroad in either Spain or Argentina. Mehek is excited to serve as the President of the council and continue representing the Class of 2024!
Claire Kim (PR Chair)
Claire Kim is a junior from Seoul, South Korea (& lived in Nashville, TN for a long time as well!), majoring in Government and Psychology on a pre-law track. Outside of the College Academic Council, she serves as the Director of Special Events for the International Relations Club and Alumni Relations Chair for AASA. She also works as a research assistant under the Georgetown Community Research Group and as a CETS technology assistant. Claire is excited to send multiple Instagram polls to gauge student feedback and continue representing the Class of 2024!
Jordan Murrell (Vice President)
Jordan Murrell is a junior from Toronto, Canada majoring in Government. Jordan can’t wait to step into her role as the Vice President of the College Academic Council. Outside of the College Academic Council, Jordan is part of the club volleyball team and she is a tour guide with the Blue & Gray organization. She is very excited to continue to represent the Class of 2024.
Pratik Jacob (Treasurer)
Pratik Jacob is a sophomore from Swedesboro, New Jersey. He is majoring in Government and Computer Science. Outside of the College Academic Council, he is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Naveen Shah (Secretary)
Naveen Shah is a sophomore from South Jersey studying Government, Computer Science, and Economics. In addition to the College Academic Council, he is a proud member of Georgetown’s Club Tennis team and a Program Associate for Hatch Tutors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tutoring underprivileged youth. He holds a passion for hip-hop music, good Thai food, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year, Naveen is excited to continue being a fearless voice for student issues.
Cody Slutzky is a sophomore from Glenview, Illinois. He is double majoring in Political Economy and Spanish with a minor in Italian. Outside of the College Academic Council, Cody is a student intern at the Georgetown Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education, working to overhaul the hiring process for on-campus pre-professional student jobs. He is excited to represent the Class of 2025 this year!
Dua Mobin is a second-year currently majoring in Biology and Mathematics on the pre-med track. As an FGLI student, Dua looks forward to helping amplify the voices of underrepresented communities at Georgetown and making Georgetown College an equitable place for all students. Dua is thrilled to be serving on the College Academic Council this year!
Andy Feng (he/him/his) is a first-year student intending to double major in Government and Justice and Peace Studies, and he hails from Toronto, Canada! On campus, he’s involved with Minority Pre-Law Association, DCivitas, Prison Outreach, and Lecture Fund, among others. He’s a member of the Georgetown Scholars Program as a FGLI student and will be bringing these experiences and perspectives in his advocacy at the College Academic Council. Outside of school, Andy loves Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, and dearly misses Tim Hortons. Above all, he’s excited to serve the Class of 2026 this year!
Addison Basile is a first-year in the College from Middletown, New Jersey planning to major in Psychology and hoping to minor in Education, Inquiry, and Justice. Aside from College Academic Council, she serves as New Jersey State Chair for GAAP, is a member of the Georgetown Program Board, and plays goalie for the Georgetown Club Ice Hockey team. She also plays the trumpet and loves arts and crafts. She is excited to represent the Class of 2026 this year!
Sebastian Cardena is a first-year student planning on majoring in Philosophy and Justice & Peace Studies. Outside the College Academic Council, Sebastian is the Freshman representative for MEChA de Georgetown, a writer for various publications (Caravel, The Voice, The Indy, & Utraque Unum), a member of the YDSA, a debater for the Parliamentary Team, a part of the Georgetown Scholars program, and absolutely loves Jukebox the Ghost. He plans to represent all communities in the College and be an effective voice for any concerns they may have. Sebastian is so glad to serve as your representative on the College Academic Council!
Ariana Hameed is a freshman from Falls Church City, Virginia. She is currently undeclared, possibly majoring in Government and Computer Science. Outside of the College Academic Council, she is involved with GU Prison Outreach, WGTB radio (catch her show at 1:30 on Saturdays!) as well as writing for various campus publications, including the Indy. Ariana is so excited to serve on the Council this year!
Dean’s Office Advisor
Stephon Hamell advises students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics across all four-years in the College of Arts & Sciences. When not helping the College Academic Council advocate for their peers or bringing the CAS community together, Stephon can be found supporting the Community Scholars Program. Stephon earned a B.S. in Math & Physics from Utica College of Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.