Student Staff

No one knows the GW experience better than a GW student. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to have a dedicated team of student staff members who welcome guests to campus in our Welcome Center, lead campus tours, connect with prospective students and families via email and phone, and assist us with on-campus and virtual programming!

Get to know our Admissions Fellows and Student Staff members below. To learn more about GW or have your questions answered, contact our office - our students will be happy to talk about their experience and assist you on your journey to GW!
 

Admissions Fellows

Our Admissions Fellows are the student leaders in our office, leading campus information sessions and assisting with programming throughout the year.

Mikaila Loughlin

Mikaila Loughlin

Class of 2024
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Majors: Cognitive Neuroscience (B.S.) and Psychological & Brain Sciences (B.S.)
Minor: Criminal Justice and Mind-Brain Studies
Special Academic Program: University Honors Program
Hometown: Beddington, ME

Student Orgs: GW Ballroom (President), Psi Chi
Ask me about: The University Honors Program, Small Town to Big City Transition, College Costs & Financial Aid, Dance/Music Student Organizations, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Federal Work Study/Student Employment, Undergraduate Research, Work/School/Life Balance

Antara Cleetus

Antara Cleetus

Class of 2025
Schools: Elliott School of International Affairs, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Minor: Public Health
Special Academic Program: University Honors Program
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Student Orgs: The Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority, the Student Association, GW Bhangra, & OneWorld GW
Ask me about: Boba places and cultural dance orgs on campus!

Josh Daley

Josh Daley

Class of 2025
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Majors: International Affairs and French Language, Literature, and Culture
Concentration: International Development
Hometown: Summit, NJ

Student Orgs: Generic Theatre Company, Sigma Iota Rho
Ask me about: The Elliott School, Student arts organizations, foreign language programs

Trinity Williams

Trinity Williams

Class of 2025
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Majors: International Affairs and Latin American Hemispheric Studies
Concentration: International Development
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Student Orgs: GW A Cappella, The Onero Institute, GW YBPIA, Student Theater Company
Ask me about: Elliott School, Campus Orgs, Campus Diversity, Study Abroad, Student Theater, A Cappella

 
Student Staff

Our A-Team of student staff members work in the Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center and our customer service center, answering questions from prospective students and families in person, by email, and on the phone. Have a question or want to contact a specific student? Get in touch with us!

Alexxa Aponte-Vargas

Alexxa Aponte-Vargas, class of 2024
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Student Orgs: LATAM@GW (Co-President)

Ask me about: Being Latinx/Hispanic at GW, Women's Leadership Program, Pre-Law, internships in International Affairs, Latin America concentration, being a student employee on campus, student organizations

João Cardoso

João Cardoso, class of 2025
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Latin America
Minor: Socio-cultural Anthropology
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

Student Orgs: GW Poker Club, The Brazilian Student’s Association (BRASA)

Ask me about: Being an international student at GW, the Latin American studies program at GW

Meera Durvasula

Meera Durvasula, class of 2026
Schools: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business
Majors: Communications and Marketing
Minor: Sustainability
Hometown: Groton, MA

Student Orgs: Generic Theater Company, GW Bhangra, George's Army 

Ask me about: GW Palooza

Darren Frankel

Darren Frankel, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and Elliott School of International Affairs
Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems
Minor: Spanish and Law & Society
Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Student Orgs: Mock Trial, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, GW Undergraduate Admissions, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, GW Saxophone Quartet, C-Brass Pep Band, Forbidden Planet Productions Theater Company, GW Hillel, Chabad 

Ask me about: student orgs on campus/campus involvement

Peyton Gallant

Peyton Gallant, class of 2026
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and School of Media & Public Affairs
Major: Political Communication
Minor: Sustainability
Hometown: Tallahassee FL

Student Orgs: GW Dance Marathon, GW Hatchet, GW Student Association 

Ask me about: School of Media & Public Affairs, Financial Aid, Sustainability on Campus 

Yana Gelman

Yana Gelman, class of 2025
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Major: Exercise Science
Concentration: Pre-physical therapy
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Student Orgs: MEOR DC, AMWA (American Women's Medical Association) 

Ask me about: Jewish life on campus, Pre-health advising/pre-health tracks, exercise science and working on campus! 

Grace Gleason

Grace Gleason, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Majors: Criminal Justice and Political Science
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Ocean City, NJ

Student Orgs: PAD Pre Law Fraternity, Army ROTC

Ask me about: Where to get good bagels in D.C.

Katerina Henjes

Katerina Henjes, class of 2025
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Major: International Affairs
Minor: German Language and Literature
Hometown:  Rye, NY

Student Orgs: The Trans and Nonbinary Students of GW

Ask me about: LGBT Inclusion 🏳️‍🌈

Adriana Hernandez Jimenez

Adriana Hernandez Jimenez, class of 2026
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Political Science
Special Academic Program: Civic House
Hometown: Seattle, WA

Student Orgs: Organization for Latin American Students, and the Criminal Justice Student Associate 

Ask me about: Civic House, living on the Mount Vernon Campus, the Criminal Justice program, being first-generation and the Latinx community at GW. 

Samuel Hoover

Samuel Hoover, class of 2025
Schools: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and Elliott School of International Affairs
Majors: Political Science and International Affairs
Hometown: St. Joseph, MN

Student Orgs: GWU Club XC, Swing Left, GW Jazz Orchestra

Ask me about: D.C. running!

Miya Libman

Miya Libman, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Rochester, NY

Student Orgs: GWU Band; Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.; GW Jazz Orchestra; GW Writing Center

Ask me about: Music, Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Life, Internships and Study Abroad

Ethan Lynne

Ethan Lynne, class of 2026
School: School of Media & Public Affairs
Major: Political Communications
Hometown: Ashland, VA

Student Orgs: Residence Hall Association, GW College Democrats, GW Student Association

Ask me about: Residence Halls, Student Government, Student Activism, School of Media & Public Affairs

Maren McCrossan

Maren McCrossan, class of 2025
School: School of Engineering & Applied Science
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Bronx, NY

Student Orgs: Biomedical Engineering Society, Society of Women Engineers, Sigma Delta Tau

Ask me about: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Engineering at GW

Matthew Morse

Matthew Morse, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Biology
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Student Orgs: GW club boxing

Ask me about: The best place to get Guatemalan food near GW

Amaan Nabeel

Amaan Nabeel, class of 2026
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Political Science
Minors: Criminal Justice and Marketing
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Student Orgs: I am part of the E-board as the Communications Director of GW Democrats

Ask me about: Being First Gen and the Multicultural Student Services Center

Jack Palaian

Jack Palaian, class of 2025
School: School of Engineering & Applied Science
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Student Orgs: Interfraternity Council, Delta Tau Delta, Club Ultimate Frisbee, GW Baja, GW Student Association, Posse

Ask me about: Ask me why I chose Engineering at GW!

Emmanuella Pitts

Emme Pitts, class of 2025
School: Elliott School of International Affairs
Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Security Policy
Minor: Geographical Information Systems
Special Academic Program: Women's Leadership Program
Hometown: Andover, MA

Student Orgs: Women in International Security—GWU, the Eta Society for Global Affairs (Formerly known as DPE)

Ask me about: The Elliott School, Women's Leadership Program, the Mount Vernon Campus

Sophi Snyder

Sophi Snyder, class of 2026
Schools: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business
Majors: Communication and Business
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Columbus, OH

Student Orgs: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, GW Women in Business

Ask me about: Fraternity and Sorority Life & Pre-Law

Grace Songer

Grace Songer, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and School of Media & Public Affairs
Majors: Political Science and Political Communication
Minor: Art History
Hometown: Alexandria, KY

Student Orgs: Generic Theatre Company, Alpha Delta Pi

Ask me about: Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus!

Stephanie Spector

Stephanie Spector, class of 2025
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Criminal Justice
Minors: Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Boston, MA

Student Orgs: GW RAGE (Reproductive Autonomy and Gender Equity), Criminal Justice Student Association

Ask me about: Double majoring/minoring, getting involved with student orgs on campus (as a member or on executive boards!), or finding internships in DC. 

Diego Uriarte

Diego Uriarte, class of 2026
School: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Major: Economics
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Student Orgs: Club Soccer, PRSA, RHA

Ask me about:  Club sports, Economics, Technology

Katie Vinson

Katie Vinson, class of 2025
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Major: Public Health (combined BS/MPH program)
Minor: English and Public Policy
Hometown: Closter, NJ

Student Orgs: Capital Peers

Ask me about: Combined degree programs, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Ben Wehrley

Ben Wehrley, class of 2025
School: School of Business
Major: Business Analytics
Minors: Data Science and German
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Student Orgs: GW Club Ultimate, GW Data Club

Ask me about: Minoring in a language! Or club sports!! And also anything data science!!!

Megan Zeiss

Megan Zeiss, class of 2026
Schools: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and Elliott School of International Affairs
Majors: International Affairs, Chinese Language and Literature
Concentration: International Politics
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Student Orgs: GW Women's Rugby Football Club, GW Orchestra, Sigma Iota Rho

Ask me about: GW club sports