Meet The Baker Scholars

Class of 2025

Jaden Cobb

Jaden Cobb is from Douglasville, GA. He is currently pursuing a major in Government, complemented by a minor in Computer Science. On campus, Jaden serves as the Vice-President of the Black Student Alliance. He is also GUSA’s Director of Inclusion and Equity, Hoya Saxa Weekend Events Co-Coordinator, and a member of the chess club. Jaden is a triple-trained employee of the MSB tech center, demonstrating his technical abilities. He is passionate about advocacy and community building. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, participating in sports, trying new restaurants, and watching films.

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Alexis Emery

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Blanca Fainé San Agapito

Blanca Fainé San Agapito was born in Barcelona, Spain, and is double-majoring in Economics and Computer Science with a minor in Business Studies. On campus, she serves as Director of Finance for TEDx Georgetown and is a programmer for the Google Developer Student Club, where she contributed to the development of an application that aimed to solve one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals. She is also active in Georgetown Eco-Consultants, as a consultant, working to formulate sustainable solutions for businesses, both at a local and national scale. Blanca is passionate about environmental management and seeks to enable organizations to reduce their environmental impacts while increasing their operational efficiency. She has a broad perspective on the importance of intercultural connections, having also lived in Beijing, China, where she first developed an interest in other cultures and languages and their ability to create or break down barriers between people. In her free time, Blanca enjoys spending time with her family and friends over dinner, hosting movie nights, and traveling whenever she gets the chance.

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Zeenat Gardezi

Zeenat Gardezi was born and raised in the Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in American Studies alongside two minors in Business Studies and Psychology. Zeenat is the co-leader of GS(cor)P, an affinity group committed to the recruitment, support, and professional development of first-generation, low-income (FGLI) employees in Students of Georgetown, Inc. Additionally, she provides peer mentorship for the broader Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) community, and helps students navigate the university’s disciplinary system through her position at Georgetown’s Student Advocacy Office. Zeenat served as Director of Purchasing for The Midnight MUG during the 2022-2023 term and General Manager of Seasonal Operations during the same period. While she can often be found behind the counter of The Midnight MUG, you can find her in other parts of Lauinger Library, where she has participated in events such as judging for the “Edible Book Festival” and is an active organizer of the “Lattes and Literature” book club.

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Robert “Bo” Hopkins

Bo Hopkins was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, and is currently pursuing a major in Art History. With a particular interest in the intersection between art and literature, he is dedicated to exploring the various ways in which these disciplines continue to complement and enhance one another. On campus, he is a member of Georgetown Collegiate Investors and Alpha Kappa Psi. He has a longstanding interest in finance. Inspired by his grandfather, a neurosurgeon and entrepreneur in medical technology, Bo is passionate about examining the ethical issues arising from the fee-for-service incentive model within the American healthcare system, and hopes to enter a career path by which he can be involved in enacting change. In his spare time, Bo writes and plays his own music on the guitar. He also enjoys skiing, backpacking, and setting up hammocks in unorthodox places. He can often be found relaxing on the LXR rooftop with his friends or staying active through various forms of exercise.

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Max Hutter

Max Hutter was born and raised in Weston, Massachusetts. He is currently pursuing a major in Economics with minors in Environmental Studies and Business Studies. Outside of the classroom, Max is a member of Georgetown’s NCAA Division I Men’s Golf team. On the Hilltop, he serves as the Director of Outreach & Strategy as well as a Member Service Representative for the Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU). In these roles, he promotes the growth of GUASFCU’s relationships with local businesses and helps to serve the needs of past and present Hoyas. Additionally, Max volunteers as an education mentor for Grassroots Health which strives to bring nutritional, sexual, and mental health resources to local middle-school students. Max hopes to enter the finance industry to expand his knowledge of the business world and gain professional skills to decide how best to pursue his ambitions of promoting environmental sustainability. In his free time, Max enjoys skiing, pickleball, and spending time with his dog, Bear.

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Nurah Kutty

Nurah Kutty was born and raised in New Jersey, and spent her first year of college at Rutgers University. She transferred to Georgetown as a sophomore and is currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Philosophy with a minor in Theology and Religious Studies. Nurah is fascinated by the intersection between finance and social impact. She is actively involved on campus as Project Manager for Hilltop Consultants, where she enjoys helping nonprofit organizations strategize and problem-solve. She also loves ideating creative investments as Junior Desk Head of the Tactical Opportunities Desk in Zeeba Investment Group. Last summer, Nurah interned at Accolade Partners, a DC-based venture capital/growth equity fund of funds, where she specifically enjoyed working with fund managers from underrepresented backgrounds as part of the Empowerment Fund. In her free time, you will find Nurah exploring the DC food scene with friends, reading romance novels, and planning spontaneous trips.

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Ritika Mandavilli

Ritika Mandavilli was born and raised in Hockessin, Delaware. She is currently pursuing a double major in Biology of Global Health and Economics. Outside of the classroom, Ritika is actively involved with Innovo Consulting as a Project Manager, currently working with a client based in Jamaica that aims to mitigate climate change through sustainable ocean farming practices. She is also an employee at The Hilltoss Cafe and is looking forward to being the Director of Personnel at Hilltoss this upcoming fall. In addition, passionate about the healthcare space and helping ameliorate health-related challenges, Ritika is involved with global health policy research at Georgetown. In her free time, Ritika enjoys trying out new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and playing basketball (recreationally and as a part of the women’s club team!).

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Olivia Noreke

Olivia Noreke is from Norwell, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a major in English with minors in Business Studies and Journalism. On the Hilltop, Olivia is actively involved with the Georgetown Marketing Association as a strategy consultant and The Hoya as a copy editor. She dances with the Georgetown University Dance Company, and her role as social media coordinator has helped increase the Georgetown community’s interest and engagement with the company. She has contributed to Professor Julia Watts Belser’s research on the intersection of disability studies and climate change through drafting the stories of people with disabilities to ensure their voices are heard. Olivia’s interest in marketing began when she interned as a content strategist for the Boston marketing agency Hill Holliday, where she continues to work part-time. She is passionate about education equality, particularly ensuring that all girls can receive a quality education. She volunteers with Jumpstart in D.C.’s pre-kindergarten classrooms, and she has worked with the nonprofit organization Jou Nouvo to improve education inequality in Haiti. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading, skiing, trying new coffee shops, and baking for her friends.

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Ava President

Ava President was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a major in Sociology with minors in Medical Humanities and French on the pre-medical track. On campus, Ava serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Black Student Alliance. She is involved as a member of the Georgetown Women of Color Association and served on its speaker board to help organize the organization’s flagship annual “B.R.A.V.E” Summit in 2021. She also serves as a Black Interfaith Fellow with Campus Ministries. She is passionate about social justice initiatives, understanding social inequities, and specifically the pursuit of healthcare equity— she is also a member of Georgetown Students for Health and Medical Equity. She looks forward to beginning her position as a research assistant this summer at Medstar Georgetown Hospital’s oncology department to examine racial disparities in genetic testing for cancer. In her free time, Ava enjoys weightlifting and hot yoga, reading, and binge-watching Netflix.

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William “Will” Schmitz

Will Schmitz was born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut. At Georgetown, he is pursuing majors in Economics and Computer Science with a special interest in the ethics behind innovation and decision-making. Through his classes and extracurriculars, he enjoys being able to responsibly create for the benefit of others. He is on the board of TAMID Group, a club that does pro-bono consulting to support the needs of partner startup companies. He is also the Vice President of the Georgetown Men’s Club Soccer team which competes regionally. He helped the team qualify and raise funds to compete at the national championships for the first time in school history this past fall. In his free time, Will enjoys playing soccer, hammocking on the front lawn, and sharing new music with others.

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Class of 2026

Josh Dawit

Joshua Dawit was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is pursuing a degree in Government with a minor in Philosophy. On campus, Joshua is involved in the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative, currently underwriting loans for small businesses in the DMV area that have been excluded from the commercial lending system. Joshua also works at the MSB Tech Center and is looking forward to being the Student Staff Manager in the fall. In his free time, Joshua enjoys playing the piano, biking in D.C, and cooking with friends.

Jefferson Gonzalez-Flores

Jefferson Gonzalez-Flores was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, and is pursuing a major in Government with an intended minor in Psychology. As an advocate for transparent business practices, he is passionate about finding the intersection between Financial compliance measures and regulatory policies. As a Hoya, he has applied these same interests to the extracurricular activities he has engaged in thus far on the hilltop. Jefferson is currently a proud member of the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF), working in the Financial Institutions and Groups Sector (FIG). In this club, he manages the endowment fund for the school by reinvesting some of the allotted money into stocks that each sector picks and pitches to the board. Apart from GUSIF, Jefferson has worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Fathali Moghaddam of the Psychology Department and is also an Undergraduate Research Scholar and Fellow at The Laidlaw Foundation. Over two years, he has engaged in two projects where he has studied the history of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (the primordial law for financial reporting and record-keeping) and will undertake a service project in the summer of 2024, where he will work in the legal clinic, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BiD) in London to help will immigrant bail applications. Formerly, he has even worked as a Legal Intern at Rivenoak Law Group, handling business transactions with clients such as DTE and Ford. Beyond aspects of professional development, Jefferson enjoys cooking, running, and playing/watching sports as he’s currently a member of the Georgetown Boxing Club and plays intramural soccer.”

Hunter Kates

Hunter Kates is from San Diego, California. He is currently pursuing majors in Economics and History with a minor in the Business Studies program. On campus, he serves as the Senior Vice President of Investments for the Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF), a long-only fund on behalf of the endowment, for which he is responsible for pitch and model diligence. He also enjoys volunteering with First Gen Investors, a mentorship program designed to teach local high school students personal finance and investing basics. Outside of school, he spends time researching the intersections of sports and business, particularly the power of local communities’ economic engagement with sports franchises and the ethical implications of international player signings. In his free time, Hunter enjoys historical fiction novels, playing on the club golf team, and running to the Lincoln Memorial with friends. 

Kaitlin Martin

Kaitlin Martin is from San Clemente, California and is pursuing a Political Economy
major with a Business Studies and Spanish double minor. She is passionate about the intersection of business and sustainability and embracing its potential to deliver substantial environmental and social impact. On campus, she is a Project Manager for Georgetown Eco Consultants, delivering sustainable solutions from supply chain management to renewable energy recommendations on a local and national scale. She is also a Sales Representative of Georgetown REUSE, runs marketing for a student-run mushroom farm and is an Analyst for Georgetown Impact Investing Group. Off campus, her past internships as a Renewable Energy Analyst and an ESG Infrastructure Fellow have shaped her view of sustainability while helping establish impact and financial strategies for innovative startups. From sustaining the environment to sustaining the spirit, Kaitlin is also a Catholic Retreat Leader and Service Chair for Catholic Women at Georgetown who enjoys creating conversations and opportunities for reflection. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys going to concerts, hosting dinner parties with friends and family, and being outdoors.

Siona Mondal

Siona Mondal is from Pleasanton, California. She is a sophomore in the College majoring in Political Economy with a minor in Math. On campus she’s involved in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, ESCAPE, and the GUSA Elections Commission. She also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of SIPS, the Center for Social Justice’s Social Innovation Public Service fund. Off campus Siona has interned for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and in the summer, she is working on a farm in Ireland to learn more about sustainable agriculture. Passionate about the intersection of finance and government, Siona is excited to explore how sustainable investment and economic policy can be leveraged to uplift communities. In her free time, you’ll probably find her chasing discs on Healy Lawn, teaching herself how to play the drums, or eating dim sum with friends.

Sunil Rosen

Sunil Rosen was born and raised in Newton, MA, and is pursuing majors in Computer Science and Economics with a concentration in Tech, Ethics, and Society. He is passionate about the intersection of technology and business, including the ethical concerns behind the implementation of artificial intelligence. At Georgetown, Sunil is an active member of Hoya Developers, being a front-end engineer for a project team, and Vital Vittles, having served as the Director of Purchasing from 2023-2024. Stemming from his interest in technological advancements, Sunil is working on a Blockchain research project with Professor Shin’ichiro Matsuo. Moreover, he coaches basketball for elementary schools in the DC area through the Active Play organization. Sunil was also previously a research assistant for the BIDMC Hospital in Boston, working with MIT postgraduate researchers to construct an image processing program. During the summer of 2024, Sunil will be interning as a software engineer at Acquia to build on his back-end programming skills. In his free time, Sunil enjoys playing basketball as a member of the Georgetown club team, traveling, skiing, cooking, and dining out.

Arnoldo Sandoval Garcia

Arnoldo Sandoval was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and is pursuing a major in American Studies. On campus, he is a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity and is a student worker at the Red House. He has a long-standing interest in the evolution of small businesses due to his position at Rogers Produce, where he was able to see firsthand the challenges and opportunities faced by local enterprises. Arnoldo is passionate about exploring the intersection of entrepreneurship, community development, and cultural heritage. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending quality time with loved ones.

Sarah Whitehouse

Sarah Whitehouse is from Suffield, Connecticut and is pursuing a double major in Economics and History. On campus, Sarah serves as CEO of Georgetown Global Consulting, an undergraduate nonprofit that aims to drive development from the ground up by providing tailored solutions to NGOs in developing countries. She is also involved in the Georgetown Institute of Politics’ Student Advisory Board asCo-Chair of the Fellows Program, a role that enables her to support the Institute’s goal of facilitating constructive conversations across the political spectrum. Fascinated by the intersection of government and business, Sarah is interested in how the private-public sector relationship can be optimized to promote economic mobility and opportunity. Specifically, she is interested in federal investment in innovation, consumer protection, antitrust, and the growth of work-based learning programs. Sarah has enjoyed exploring her passions through internships at the office of Senator Chris Murphy and the Bipartisan Policy Center and is looking forward to researching apprenticeship policy this summer at the Urban Institute. In her free time, Sarah enjoys yoga, exploring D.C., and spending time with her friends.

Jayla Wideman

Jayla Wideman was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an economic major with a minor in French and Francophone studies, and a prospective minor in creative writing. On campus, she is the financial secretary and social media chair of the Omicron Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also the managing editor of the Blaxa Media Group, Georgetown cheerleader, and a model for Added to The File. Jayla is devoted to improving the inequities in our society through diverse avenues, including business. She is particularly passionate about improving economic inequity through financial literacy and making art accessible regardless of financial status.

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