Hi! My name is Clara Cecil and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

Class: 2018

Majors: Marketing, & Operations + Information Management

Extracurricular Activities: McDonough School of Business Academic Council, GIVES, Global Social Enterprise Initiative, Georgetown Discovery Initiative

Interesting Fact About Me: I had a pet turtle when I was little, but it ran away.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I chose McDonough because of its incredible faculty, its focus on ethical leadership, and its balance of an undergraduate degree in business with a liberal arts education.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? Whether it is cheering for the Georgetown basketball team, eating food from the Farmers’ Market with friends on Healy Lawn, or attending a lecture in Gaston Hall, the best part of being a Hoya is being part of an incredible community of past and present Hoyas.

Why do you love D.C.?  I grew up relatively close to D.C., but I have discovered so many new things to do in the city during my time at Georgetown. From walking to the monuments and exploring museums to going to the cherry blossom festival and eating dinner on M Street, there are countless hidden gems waiting to be discovered in this incredible city.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?  My First Year Seminar with Professor Skuba sparked my interest in the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility. I had previously never heard of this field, but I had the opportunity to intern for a Corporate Social Responsibility consulting firm and I loved it!

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone! It was by signing up for activities that I would have never previously imagined myself joining that I have learned the most, had the most fun, and formed my closest friendships at Georgetown.