Consortium Student Ambassadors

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Estevan Astorga

Hometown: Rio Rico, Arizona

Pre-MBA Industry: International Development

Post-MBA Career Goals: Strategy Consulting and Entrepreneurship

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience thus far has been participating at the Reaching Out MBA career fair. It was empowering for me to participate at a career fair specifically for members of the LGBTQ+ community enrolled in MBA programs throughout the world. This experience made me realize how supportive and diverse McDonough’s community is. Additionally, I appreciated the preparation I received from the McDonough Career Center and the Consortium to successfully navigate my experience at a career fair, which resulted in prospective internship opportunities.

Daniela Cardenas

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Construction

Post-MBA Career Goals: Consulting, Impact Investing

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough because I identified with the Jesuit values and wanted a close-knit community for my MBA. In addition to its wonderful reputation, being in Washington, D.C., makes the program attractive because you are at the intersection of business and international politics.

Alexandra Carpenter

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Financial Services

Post-MBA Career Goals: Corporate Strategy, Marketing

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough due to the global focus of the program. It embraces and organizes global opportunities for students, such as hosting diverse leaders on-campus and creating opportunities to engage in projects with international companies. In the first months of the program, I have had the opportunity to work with people from different countries and professional backgrounds.


Adam Davis

Hometown: Clarksville, MD

Pre-MBA Industry: Accounting, Audit

Post-MBA Career Goals: Strategy Consulting

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience so far at Georgetown McDonough has been the collegial atmosphere. You might expect a business school to be cutthroat, but everyone is collaborative. The school definitely puts an emphasis on team work. I’m excited to continue on this journey with my classmates as we learn and position ourselves for the future!

Kamal Eko

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Pre-MBA Industry: Public Accounting

Post-MBA Career Goals: Investment Banking

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: My favorite aspect of the Georgetown MBA experience so far is the diverse background of my fellow classmates. I have been able to learn so much and gain new perspectives from super talented individuals.

Demsas Gebrehewot

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Pre-MBA Industry: Sales in Financial Service and Non-profit

Post-MBA Career Goals: Internal Strategy, and CSR

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: In the three months we’ve been on campus, I’ve felt that the community at Georgetown McDonough has been the best part of my experience thus far. When you join an MBA program, you expect to enter a hyper-competitive arena in which students don’t often prioritize much ahead of their personal success. At Georgetown, my experiences have been the opposite. Students who have prior subject-matter experience are willing to sacrifice the time that they could use to study other material in order to help others.


Pedro Omar Gutierrez

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services

Post-MBA Career Goals: Finance

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough for three reasons. 1) The people and the culture 2) There is so much to see and do in Washington, D.C. 3) The program’s global component and the student culture.

Silas Humphries

Hometown: Anderson, IN

Pre-MBA Industry: Health and Government Consultant

Post-MBA Career Goals: Human Capital Consulting

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: The best part of living in Washington, D.C., is constantly interacting with diverse, intelligent, and driven people who push you to greater heights.

Lydia Kickham-Dawes

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Pre-MBA Industry: Investment Banking, Operations Management

Post-MBA Career Goals: Supply Chain Management

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: Georgetown’s Career Center is so hands-on, and I knew they would prepare me well for the internship and full-time job process. It was obvious that the Career Center staff truly cares about McDonough students. Additionally, I felt that the Jesuit principles were instilled within the Georgetown community because the staff and students were welcoming and selfless. I wanted to be a part of the community and give back to future students the same way that they did for me.


Lauren Laverty

Hometown: Cranbury, NJ

Pre-MBA Industry: Banking

Post-MBA Career Goals: Marketing

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: The best thing about living in Washington, D.C., is the sheer amount of things there are to do here. There is always something going on. There are galleries, museums, sporting events, cultural events, restaurant openings, etc. The restaurants are diverse and amazing as well. The people living here are also highly educated and ambitious.

Junior Mwemba

Hometown: Midland, MI

Pre-MBA Industry: Sales in the Energy Industry

Post-MBA Career Goals: Commercial LDP in Healthcare

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience thus far at Georgetown McDonough has been getting to know my fellow classmates. I’m incredibly impressed with how the Admissions Office curated our class. The level of diversity from a cultural to an intellectual perspective has been very cool to be a part of. Most importantly, I’m humbled and thrilled to be learning alongside others who genuinely are seeking to make a positive impact inside and outside of the corporate boardroom.

Ed Offut

Hometown: Boston, MA

Pre-MBA Industry: Legal

Post-MBA Career Goals: Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Finance

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience thus far has been witnessing first-hand the tremendous amount of growth that has been shown by my peers from the beginning of Opening Term to its completion. Three weeks may seem like a short amount of time, but in the end, no student was the same person they were when we started.


Loretta Okoye

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Pre-MBA Industry: Commercial Real Estate, Capital Markets

Post-MBA Career Goals: Financial Services

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: The best part about living in Washington, D.C., is that you get all the convenience of a global city, but with a small-town feel. There are plenty of things to do off campus, and no matter where you live you are only a short, easy ride from campus, off campus social events, museums, restaurants and nightlife. It is simple to get back and forth from New York for meetings and interviews, which has been especially useful for me.

Lola Osho

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Pre-MBA Industry: Food and Beverage, Finance

Post-MBA Career Goals: Operations

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: Washington, D.C. has been the perfect blend of a metropolitan atmosphere, with a relaxed vibe. I’ve been able to visit several of the Smithsonian museums, catch live shows, and grab a few drinks with classmates at the many D.C. watering holes. After living in Brooklyn for the last few years Washington, D.C., is the ideal change of pace for me.

Sorin Ovreiu

Hometown: Pasadena, MD

Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services, Consulting

Post-MBA Career Goals: Strategy Consulting

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough for its location, focus on ethical leadership development, and the connection between business and government. I wanted to be in a major metro area for its social scene and Washington, D.C., has not disappointed. McDonough is known as the premier institution that focuses on ethical leadership due to its Jesuit principles. I’m interested in the intersection between the public and private sectors, in which McDonough has an advantage.


Tory Paez

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Pre-MBA Industry: Consulting and International Development

Post-MBA Goals: Social Impact, Non-profit Consulting

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough because I wanted to unify my professional interests in the private, public, and social impact sectors. The program focuses on service and principled leadership, which was important to me as I prepare for the next stage of my career.

Tomas Valdes

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-MBA Industry: Investment Management

Post-MBA Goals: Consulting, Financial Services, International Business

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience so far has been the people. One of the reasons I went for an MBA was to expose myself to other professional opportunities, and I’ve already been able to learn from my fellow classmates who come from different types of industries and are incredibly driven.

Michelle Wu

Hometown: Miami, FL

Pre-MBA Industry: Consulting, Financial Services

Post-MBA Goals: Marketing, Technology

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: My favorite part of the experience so far has been my classmates. I’m thrilled to come to school every day to have the opportunity to hang out with such an amazing, caring, and bright community.