Hi! My name is Larisa Pollock and I am a McDonough peer ambassador. Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Class: 2019 Major:Finance & OPIM with a minor in Russian
Georgetown Collegiate Investors, Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, Club Water Polo, Interhall Council, The Hoya (Multimedia), Moneythink
Interesting Fact About Me:
I grew up in a very small town that is close to North America’s highest mountain, Mt. Denali, and where the book/movie Into the Wild ended.
What made you choose Georgetown's McDonough School of Business?
I chose the McDonough School of Business because of the fantastic experience I had during GAAP Weekend. There’s a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork. McDonough also has a lot of opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else, such as business guest speakers and career opportunities.
What are the best things about being a Hoya?
The best things about being a Hoya include meeting people from a variety of different backgrounds and having influential and well known people guest speakers on campus, such as Mitt Romney, Bernie Sanders, Carly Fiorina, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, and Garry Kasparov (I even got a personally signed copy of his book).
Why do you love D.C.?
There’s so much to do! I love exploring and there are always events happening in the area, such as cultural festivals and concerts. I also love walking to the monuments.
Share a defining and/or transformative classroom/educational moment?
I took a first year seminar called Wall Street versus Main Street: The Wealth Divide, which really changed my perspective on inequality in America. When I saw Bernie Sanders speak on campus in November, he quoted a lot of ideas that we read and discussed in our seminar.
What is your advice to incoming Hoyas?
It may sound cliché, but don’t be afraid to be yourself and try new things! There are many different types of people here and everyone is nervous. You will eventually find your niche and getting accepted or rejected from clubs will not define who you are as a person.