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 College, 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 here. 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 Georgetown College, 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.
Jacqueline Crispino is a senior from Connecticut, majoring in classics and history. In addition to serving as the President of the College Academic Council, Jacqueline is is a tutor for Hoya Helpers and a former Peer Advisor in the College. She loves trying new food and exploring DC. Jacqueline is excited to represent her fellow students as President and to be the voice for their concerns in academic affairs.
Brandon Spear is a senior from Westchester, New York, pursuing a mathematics degree on the premed track with a double minor in chemistry and government. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Brandon is a member of the Pre-med Society, the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and a tour guide in the Blue and Gray Society. He looks forward to representing his classmates and better academic life at Georgetown!
Luis Montoya is a senior from Whitney, Texas. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Psychology, and on the track to specialize in Microbiology. In addition to his involvement in the College Academic Council, Luis is a proud member of the Latin American student association, the pre-med society and is also involved with operation smile. Luis is an ambitious and determined leader with a special affinity towards healthcare and interested in pharmaceutical, biotech, public health, and healthcare consulting fields. Outside of his coursework and extracurricular activities, he is a huge foodie and is excited for the opportunity to represent his classmates and better academic life at Georgetown.
Caroline Provost is a senior from Littleton, Massachusetts, double majoring in Philosophy and English. Besides serving on the College Academic Council, she is the Sergean-at-Arms of the Philodemic Society and serves as the Chair of the English Undergraduate Council. She loves making bread, reading John Steinbeck, and talking about ecology. Caroline is enthusiastic to represent her peers!
Johnsenia Brooks is a junior originally from the Bronx, New York double majoring in Government and Psychology with a minor in French. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, she has been the Resident Assistant for the French Floor Living Learning Community for the past two years and serves on the RA Council. At the end of this semester, she will begin her role as the President of Prison Outreach after serving as the Literature Curriculum Coordinator for the past two years. She also serves as the Social Media Chair for GU Riqueza Dominicana. When she is not on campus, she is working as a legislative intern for the Environmental Defense Fund. She looks forward to representing her peers!
Trevor O’Connor is a junior from Lufkin, Texas, majoring in government in the honors program with minors in sociology and African American studies. In addition to serving as the Vice President of the College Academic Council, Trevor is the Executive Director of the Student Leadership Alliance and has been involved with Georgetown College Democrats, the Georgetown ACLU club, the Carroll Fellow Initiative, and the ESCAPE program. Trevor enjoys calligraphy, journaling, and getting lost in D.C. He looks forward to advocating for students who want an inclusive and robust academic experience.
Lilia Darrow is a junior from Rock Island, Illinois, majoring in Biology. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, she is a member of Georgetown's club Frisbee Team. She enjoys listening to musicals and looking at all of the beautiful houses in Georgetown's neighborhood. Lilia looks forward to serving the academic needs of her peers.
Kate Wittpenn is a junior in the college from New York City, majoring in classics and psychology. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Kate is an associate board member of the Lecture Fund and a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. Kate is excited to work with other members of the council and the administration to better serve the Georgetown community.
Sally Hayes (Secretary)
Sally Hayes is a sophomore from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is undeclared but hoping to major in Government with a minor in Spanish. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Sally is a member of the cheer team, involved with GOLD, and dancing in Rangila. Aside from academics and extracurriculars, Sally particularly enjoys dancing and vegan brownies from Whisk. Sally is looking forward to serving her fellow classmates this year and improving academic life at Georgetown!
Liddy Kasraian (Treasurer)
Liddy Kasraian is a sophomore from Andover, Massachusetts majoring in Biology of Global Health on the Pre-med track and minoring in Chinese. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Liddy is a Teaching Assistant in the Biology department, a math tutor for Hoya Helpers, the Vice President of the Georgetown Figure Skating Club, and a member of the GAAP Digital Media Team. She is also a Research Assistant in the Math Brain Lab. Liddy loves to travel and hopes to study abroad in China. She is excited about representing the Class of 2021 as they make their mark on the Hilltop!
Jonas Lustbader is a sophomore from Weston, Connecticut, majoring in Government and minoring in Economics. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, he is an analyst for Georgetown Collegiate Investors. Jonas looks forward to representing his classmates!
Hayley Grande is a sophomore from Orange, Connecticut, planning on double majoring in Economics and Government with a minor in Business Administration. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, she is an elected GUSA Senator and is involved in GAAP. Hayley loves Georgetown and is excited to represent her peers in the College this year!
Alexandra Bowman is a first-year student from Fairfax, Virginia, double majoring in English and History and minoring in Studio Art. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Alexandra is a News writer for “The Hoya,” a tutor with the D.C. Reads Program, and a cellist in the GU Chamber Music Ensembles Program. Alex is a member of the Lombardi Ensembles Music Program and the Lannan Fellows Program; also, she is an aspiring Member of the Philodemic Society. As a freelance visual artist working in both fine art and illustration, she serves on the Marketing Committees of UNICEF-GU and the 1634 Society; she is also a member of the Georgetown Marketing Association GMAgency Creative Marketing Program. In addition, Alexandra particularly enjoys creative writing, British film and literature, playing the piano, and distance running. She is looking forward to serving the Class of 2022.
Trey Demert is a first-year student from Cary, Illinois. He is planning on majoring in biology or chemistry. Beyond the College Academic Council, Trey is a part of the Georgetown University Grilling Society and Georgetown Program Board. He can’t wait to represent his peers as their representative on the College Academic Council.
Lucy Doyle is a first-year student from Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently undeclared but is planning to major in American Studies. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, she dances with Tappin’ Jacks and is a member of Project Sunshine and the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition. She hopes to study abroad in Italy and continue to discover new interests at Georgetown. Lucy looks forward to serving on the council and representing the Class of 2022!
Muhammad Ahsan Shafique is a first-year student from Pakistan. He is undeclared but hoping to declare a double major in Economics and Government. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Ahsan is a member of the Club Ultimate Frisbee and Club Swimming. He is a member of the International Relations Club, and is dancing for the Rangila South Asian Dance Festival. He also sits on the InterHall Council. Ahsan is very excited to represent the Class of 2022 on the CAC and hopes to improve academic life for all College students.
Dean's Office Advisor
Erin Force advises first year and sophomore students in the College. In addition to advising the College Academic Council and serving as their main liaison to the College's administration, she directs the Ignatius Seminar program, leads the College's outreach to newly admitted students, co-leads the College's New Student Orientation activities, manages the College's internal transfer process, and serves on several campus committees. If she's being honest, though, working with the CAC is one of her very favorite things to do. Erin earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Women's Studies at Miami University of Ohio and her M.Ed. at George Washington University. She lives in Alexandria, Va.