Hi! My name is Dylan Staats and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Colts Neck, New Jersey

Class: 2018

Majors: Marketing

Minors: Environmental Studies and Economics

Extracurricular Activities: GU Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), Hoya Blue, GIVES, Rangila

Interesting Fact About Me: When I was in first grade, I ran into a slide so hard that I blacked out for a few minutes. I was fine; I just damaged my pride.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I had no idea what I wanted to do when I applied for college, and I still don’t, but I knew that McDonough was going to prepare me for anything. With great teachers and a phenomenal reputation, I knew that I could do anything I wanted from the business school.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The best thing about being a Hoya is the school spirit. Coming from a high school with little to no school spirit, the energy that I felt as soon as I stepped on campus was electric. Everyday I wake up proud to be a Hoya, as does everyone else on campus.

Why do you love D.C.? DC is awesome! Not only is Georgetown a gorgeous neighborhood, but it also has so much to offer. From the many museums, events, landmarks, and parks, no one will ever be bored. There is even a free zoo! Not only are there lots of fun activities, but DC is also a great place to get internships – it’s the perfect city!

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? As someone who wasn’t very religious, I really wasn’t looking forward to my first Problem of God class, but it turned out to be one of the best classes I’ve ever had. The professor was so cool and nice, and he made sure that everyone felt challenged and intrigued, but always comfortable.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Make the most out of your first year! I was so nervous coming to college, but I can assure you that you have plenty of resources to help you. Focus on making new friends and trying new activities and clubs, and don’t let your nerves get the best of you! College is a time for you to work hard, but also find your passion, so try things that sound cool – you might end up loving it!