Abigail Lake

WELCOME TO GEORGETOWN!

Hi! My name is Abby Lake and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Norwood, Massachusetts

Class: 2019

Major(s): Accounting, and Finance; & Global Business Fellow

Extracurricular Activities: Georgetown Varsity Swimming & Diving,  Georgetown University Accounting Society,  Georgetown Global Consulting, Student Athlete Advisory Council

Interesting Fact About Me: I am obsessed with bad reality television.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I always knew that I wanted to attend a university in a city with a distinct campus feel and a well-respected undergraduate business program. Georgetown seemed to check off every box on my original wish list and has only exceeded these expectations.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? Georgetown is so special because every student wanted to be a Hoya. I love taking a walk through campus to see almost every person is wearing some article of Georgetown apparel out of love for their school.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because every time I step off of campus I know that I am surrounded by people at the highest levels of their respective fields. You never know who you might be running next to on a morning run to the monuments.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? I arrived a meeting with my First Year Seminar professor expecting to go over my final paper. However, he first asked me questions about my family, hometown, and future plans. I think that this was the first time that I realized just how much Georgetown professors care about their students outside of the classroom. He took the time out of his day to learn more about me before we discussed my paper.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? I would encourage incoming Hoyas to attend professor’s office hours whether you need help or not. Some of my favorite conversations were those I had with my professors during office hours. I learned so much more about the world than simply the answers to my questions.