Hi! My name is Brian Bies and I am a Peer Ambassador Captain for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Class: 2018

Major: Marketing, & Management; Minor: Theater & Performance Studies 

Extracurricular Activities: The Philodemic Society, ESCAPE (First-Year Retreat Program), BUILD (Pre-Orientation Program), Rangila

Interesting Fact About Me: In my junior year I wrote a book – Indie Gaming: Finding Entrepreneurial Success in Video Games (Published, April 2017).

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I have a passion for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and I chose Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business I believe it is the place that would allow me to focus on those interests more deeply, and expand my horizons.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? I got to dance an Indian/hip-hop dance routine in front of over a thousand other Hoyas on the Kennedy Center Opera House Stage in Rangila, an Indian Dance Culture Show run entirely by Georgetown Students! As well as being a great story, it is but one of the many ways Hoyas have developed such a welcoming and exciting community to be a part of.

Why do you love D.C.? Having grown up in the area all of my life, I can say with certainty that D.C., from the restaurants to the sites, is such an interesting place to live in, and an even better place to call home.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? When I took Improvisation for Social Change in the fall semester of my first year. I’ve always loved theater, but the way the class was taught, it opened my eyes even more to the applications of performance, both theatrical and in general.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Try new things. Before Georgetown, I could barely keep a beat, now I can do Indian/Hip-Hop and the Tango – two polar-opposite dance styles! There are so many things do on campus, so at least try some of them and see what interests you the most.