MBA Student Ambassadors

Our Georgetown MBA Student Ambassadors are selected to represent the MBA Admissions team through a competitive application process. They connect with prospective students via email, by phone, on campus, and at MBA admissions events and interviews. Our MBA Student Ambassadors are happy to answer prospective student inquiries at georgetownmbavisit@georgetown.edu.

Kate Bodner

Hometown: Highland Park, New Jersey

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Construction, Mechanical Engineer

Post-MBA Career Interests: Strategy and Operations

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Operations and Management Association, Georgetown Women in Business (GWiB), Healthcare Business Alliance, Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club, Technology Club

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience has been my classmates. They are genuine and tremendously insightful. They possess an incredible breadth of experience, both personally and professionally. Georgetown McDonough works to create a collaborative environment, and it has paid off. Even in the age of quarantine, my classmates have been creative in finding ways to make connections and build friendships.

Katie Garner

Hometown: Flanders, New Jersey

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Travel & Hospitality, Marketing

Post-MBA Career Interests: Brand Management for a CPG firm

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Marketing Association, GWiB, Retail & Luxury Association

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: Washington, D.C., combines the benefits of living in a big city with small-city charm. There are tons of restaurants, bars, museums, theaters, concert venues, and more, but there’s also green space and quiet, tree-lined streets across neighborhoods that have their own distinctive characteristics and communities. As a resident of D.C. for almost 10 years, I’m still finding new things to love about the city and have found it an easy place to make my home.

Snehann Kapnadak

Hometown: Woodbridge, New Jersey

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Advertising

Post-MBA Career Interests: Commercial Real Estate

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Real Estate Society, Georgetown Fintech Club, Beer Appreciation Society

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I was attracted to the “hustle” of the real estate program through the Steers Center for Global Real Estate. Additionally, after speaking with current students and alumni of the school, I was drawn to the collaborative environment of the MBA program and the larger Georgetown community.

Christine Kim

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Technology, Communications

Post-MBA Career Interests: Technology, International Development

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Net Impact, Technology Club, Business and Government Alliance, Georgetown Korea Association

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of being at Georgetown McDonough has been the people I’ve met. My cohort and especially my study team were pivotal in helping me stay grounded and sane as we navigated the first semester together. Even family members who live with you can’t fully grasp what we experience in our first year of business school, and I was grateful to find friends willing to lend an open ear. I’m full of positivity as I look ahead to the coming months because I have a support group that will be with me right to the end.

Daniel McGee

Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Engineering

Post-MBA Career Interests: Real Estate, Construction

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Real Estate Society, Explorers Club, Tabletop Games Club, Wine Society, MBA Volunteers

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: My favorite part of living in Washington, D.C. is the amount of cultural activity happening in and around the city. The District is a playground for anyone with an appetite for learning – ranging from the collection of (free!) museums to all the nature reserves within biking distance. I moved here seven years ago and filled every weekend since with some unique experience, even during the lockdowns throughout 2020.

Maya McWhorter

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: Supply Chain, Operations

Post-MBA Career Interests: Technology, Human Resources

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Net Impact, Consortium, Forte, Black MBA Association

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough because of the the community, location, and curriculum. McDonough has a collaborative, focused environment that promotes authentic networking. Being located in Washington, D.C., provides exceptional access to top companies and a growing community with diverse young professionals. I was especially attracted to Georgetown because of its Sustainability Certificate and social impact opportunities.

Charlie Taft

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: General Management, DTC Retailer

Post-MBA Career Interests: Public Sector Consulting

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Consulting Club, Georgetown Operations and Management Association, Business and Government Alliance, Net Impact, Beer Appreciation Society, Georgetown Wine Society

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose Georgetown McDonough for its academic rigor, the collaborative student body, and the unique opportunities the school’s location offers for experiential learning. My goal returning to school was to build a strong business foundation and the McDonough coursework—from opening term to our core classes—has done exactly that. The experience has been made richer by the opportunity to work alongside a diverse, talented, and fun group of classmates. The school’s deep integration with Washington, D.C., enables us to engage and learn from the institutions and leaders that define global business.

Tarun Vats

Hometown: Arlington, Virginia, and Chandigarh, India

Pre-MBA Industry/ Function: International Development, Social Impact

Post-MBA Career Interests: Venture Capital, Impact Investing

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Board, GWiB Male Ally, Georgetown Fintech Club, Graduate Investment Fund, InSITE Fellow, Emerging Markets Network, MBA Volunteers, Net Impact, McDonough Sports Club

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The summer experience hosted by the admissions and programs teams, student ambassadors, and clubs at McDonough was enriching, especially in the backdrop of COVID-19. One of the advantages of living in Washington, D.C. was the ability to connect and interact with students and alumni before I joined. These interactions made me fall in love with Georgetown McDonough. The community has been so kind. With the start of the virtual semester, I knew I wanted to become more involved and meet new people. I want to introduce and familiarize other prospective students with the school I love so much, that has opened so many doors to opportunities, and has introduced me to so many amazing people from around the world.