Hi! My name is Lia Barsanti and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Darien, CT

Class: 2018

Major: Finance, &Marketing

Extracurricular Activities: Georgetown Women’s Swim and Dive Team, Sunday School teacher at Holy Trinity Church (right outside the gates)

Interesting Fact About Me: I can say the alphabet backwards.

What made you choose Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business? The fantastic alumni network really attracted me to the business school, along with being surrounded by motivated and cooperative classmates. I also liked that the business core is balanced with a liberal arts core, so we get a chance to study a variety of subjects.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? All of the opportunities! There are so many groups on campus that you can become a part of that do cool and interesting things. While there are so many different groups of people, being here and being a Hoya unite everyone and there is so much school pride!

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because there is always something fun to do. You can rent bikes and go down to the monuments, run along the canal, see a cool concert, or eat at a great restaurant. You’ll never be bored here!

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? I took a secondary English course first semester freshman year to satisfy a requirement, but I ended up loving the class and professor so much that I am now planning to minor in English.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? Get to know many different groups of people! Join some different clubs and befriend many students, both upper and underclassmen to meet as many great Hoyas as possible.