Winter and Spring 2019
It has been a while! Winter and Spring have flown by almost as fast as my last four years of college. But as I start to prepare for my move out to San Francisco in July, I wanted to share what I was up to during my Winter Break and Spring Semester at Georgetown!
I ended my last update at Thanksgiving of 2018, so I’ll kick things off from there. The end of my Fall Semester was chock-full of papers and tests, so I was ready for a break when I finished my final exam. However, with recruitment finally over, it felt like I had much more free time to further explore Washington, D.C. and to hang out with friends for the rest of the Winter season on the Hilltop.
When I got back from Winter Break, I took five classes again for my Spring Semester - Strategic Management, Global Business Experience, Social Responsibility of Business, Urban Anthropology, and Introduction to Metaphysics. While I took a full course load, I decided to take a step back from my on-campus extracurricular commitments in order to make the most of my last semester on the Hilltop. However, I still stayed busy with my Advisory Board Member role at We R Gen Z, a Gen Z think tank.
Besides all of that, some of the highlights from my Winter at Georgetown included…
Reuniting with family and friends back in Charlotte, NC for Winter Break
Ringing in the New Year with some much-needed R&R in The Bahamas and Kiawah Island, SC
Getting inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities
Cheers-ing at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, VA
Surprising my Mom for her birthday in Kiawah Island, SC
Touring Addison and her friends around Washington, D.C. for an action-packed weekend
Exploring Mendoza, Argentina and horseback riding in the Andes Mountains for Spring Break
For Spring Break, I had the opportunity to explore Argentina’s wine region and the Andes Mountains.
On top of eating my way through the beautiful city of Mendoza, some of my highlights included…
Wine tasting at Zuccardi Winery, Salentein Winery, and Vinos de la Luz
White water rafting and dining at the Potrerillos Hotel in the Potrerillos Mountains
Riding horses and having a traditional Argentinian BBQ in the Andes Mountains
Consulting and presenting to representatives at Vinos de la Luz on the current state of the American wine market
And just like that, I started my last Spring season at Georgetown! It was a season of “lasts”, but it was, without a doubt, one of my favorite seasons on the Hilltop. While it was sad to say goodbye to my home for the last four years, I know that I will continue to visit for class reunions and to reunite with all of my friends!
Besides the many goodbyes, some of the highlights from my Spring at Georgetown included…
Exploring more of Washington, D.C.’s food scene at Kinship, The Dabney, The Red Hen, and The Columbia Room
Visiting my grandparents in New York, NY for a food and art-filled weekend
Spending my morning at Daybreakr and my afternoon at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD
Showing Brittany around Charlotte, Charleston, and Kiawah Island for Easter Break
Interning at Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and traveling to Orlando, Space Coast, Tampa, Miami, and San Juan
Celebrating my graduation weekend at Georgetown alongside 22 of my family members
Rise of the Rest Tour
Revolution’s Rise of the Rest with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Our view is that this is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities.
On each bus tour, we visit five cities in five days and invest at least $500,000 in local startups through pitch competitions. Throughout the day we also visit the fastest growing local startups, hear directly from innovators, and spend time learning from local policy and business leaders.
On top of being inspired by the next generation of entrepreneurs, some of the highlights included…
Setting up five pitch competitions with over $500,000 in prizes in Orlando, Space Coast, Tampa, Miami, and San Juan
Eating breakfast overlooking the iconic Spaceship Earth in Walt Disney World and under Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center
Boating around Miami, FL and San Juan, PR to learn more about how local governments are helping to create entrepreneurship ecosystems in their respective cities
Meeting José Andres, one of my favorite D.C.-based chefs, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
Graduation from Georgetown University
“Go forth and set the world on fire.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola
While it was certainly bittersweet, some of the highlights included…
Graduating with honors from Georgetown with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a minor in Anthropology
Receiving the Undergraduate Dean’s Award and Management Faculty Award for Academic Excellence at the Tropaia Exercises
Dining alongside 22 of my biggest supporters at Zaytinya to celebrate a fantastic four years
Dancing with family and friends in Washington, D.C.’s very own Union Station for Senior Ball