Rhiannon CatalanoWELCOME TO GEORGETOWN!

Hi! My name is Rhiannon Catalano and I am a McDonough peer ambassador.

Hometown: Manhasset, New York Class: 2018 Major: Marketing and OPIM

Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Phi Omega-community service organization, WGTB

Interesting Fact About Me: I can play three different instruments (guitar, bass, and piano).

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business? I wanted to go to a school where I could pursue both my creative and my analytical interests. The structure of the McDonough School of Business allows me to take both analytical business classes, as well as more creative liberal arts classes.

What are the best things about being a Hoya? The best thing about being a Hoya is seeing how passionate everyone is. Whether it is volunteering for the CSJ, participating in science research, or playing an intramural or club sport, everyone is able to find something they are passionate about at Georgetown.

Why do you love D.C.? I love D.C. because it offers so many unique experiences and perspectives - from attending Inauguration and going on Monument runs, to talking with local entrepreneurs and political leaders.

Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment? I was never really interested in theology and I was dreading having to take Problem of God. However, my Problem of God professor created a balance between teaching us about Catholic views of God and atheist and agnostic views on God, which I was not expecting, This made the class extremely interesting and sparked my interest in theology and world religions.

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas? My best advice would be to take classes outside of your comfort zone. Georgetown offers so many incredible classes in a variety of different subjects. Some of my favorite classes at Georgetown are in subjects I never thought I would be interested in.