Danielle Altenburger

Danielle Altenburger

Hi! My name is Danielle Altenburger and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. 

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Class: 2018
Majors: Accounting & Management
Extracurricular Activities:
McDonough Peer Ambassador Dahlgren Contemporary Choir
Interesting Fact about Me: I am allergic to Bulldogs so, sadly, I can’t pet Jack when I see him around campus!

What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
I chose McDonough because it seemed like a place where the faculty and deans really get to know students as more than just an ID number and care about their success. Two years in, I can say I was absolutely right!

What are the best things about being a Hoya?
The endless resources available to us, the Hoya pride we all share, and living in D.C.!

Why do you love D.C.?
I love D.C. because it’s beautiful, lively, and historic & there are so many free things to do!
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
The most defining classroom moment for me was when I realized I didn’t hate Accounting the way I was expecting to, but actually loved it and wanted to pursue it as a career!

What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
Even though you may be overwhelmed by school work and such a big lifestyle change, try to get involved as much as possible your first semester! It’s the best way to meet new friends and make the Hilltop feel like home!