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Hi! My name is Cara Bonanni and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Class: 2019

Major: Finance & Accounting (Italian Minor)

Extracurricular Activities: Hilltop Microfinance Initiative, Georgetown Collegiate Investors, Financial Management Association, GU Accounting Society, GU Eating Society

Interesting Fact About Me: I love pasta so much that I literally bleed marinara sauce.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I was drawn to McDonough mainly because of the renowned finance program, but what truly set it apart was its location in our nation’s capital, and Georgetown’s emphasis on the whole person and a well-rounded education. Having the ability to take liberal arts courses while pursuing a business education was very important in my final decision.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The people really make being a Hoya worth it. The professors and students are passionate, the alum are supportive, and everyone is so open and willing to help out.

Why do you love D.C.? DC has all the big city amenities (incredible restaurants, more museums than you can count, the leader of the free world living 2 miles away, etc.), but it still maintains a “homey” feel so this small town girl doesn’t get overwhelmed!

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? In my first year seminar, our final project was to select a real estate property for investment. It was the first time I felt like I was doing something “professional” and it gave me the confidence to take on difficult projects and challenges in college.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Study hard, but have fun! You are surrounded by so many smart and interesting people in one of the coolest cities in the country—enjoy your four years exploring the people and places that make our university so unique.