Grace Calavan

Hi! My name is Grace Calavan and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Class: 2020

Major: Finance and OPIM 

Minor: Art History

Extracurricular Activities: Women’s Varsity Rowing, Peer Ambassador and Leadership Program, Student Athlete Advisory Council

Interesting Fact About Me: I’ve broken nine bones.

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I loved that Georgetown’s business core is balanced with a strong liberal arts core. McDonough not only wants to produce strong business leaders, but also well-rounded individuals.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The best thing about being a Hoya is being able to go to school with other Hoyas. There is something so special and unique about Georgetown students and I am so proud to call myself a Hoya.

Why do you love D.C.? D.C. is such an awesome city to go to school in because of the incredible opportunities both on and off campus. The city is perfect for college students because there is so much to do and most of it is free! I love spending my weekends going to museums or hanging out with friends on the National Mall.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? My first year seminar, the Ethics of Entrepreneurship, has been my favorite class so far at Georgetown. This class challenged me to think outside the box and think more about why people make certain decisions in business.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t accepted into every club you apply for. There are so many organizations on campus, so stay open-minded and take advantage of every opportunity. I promise you will find your place on campus!