The purpose of the Executive Board is to execute the daily functions of GUWIL. They are responsible for planning and leading monthly roundtable discussions, organizing and recruiting guest speakers, and developing workshops for the members of GUWIL. The Executive Board is composed of current Georgetown University undergraduate students.
Spring 2018 Executive Board
Lauren Stricker, Executive President
Lauren is a senior in the School of Foreign Service, hailing from Westchester, NY, and majoring in International Politics with a certificate in Arab Studies. Besides being involved in GUWIL, Lauren is the Co-Chair of TEDxGeorgetown, a Fellow with the Georgetown Women's Alliance, and a Blue & Gray Tour Guide. Lauren has previously served as Freshman Liaison, Sophomore Liaison, and Vice President, and she is thrilled to return to GUWIL after a semester abroad in Strasbourg, France.
Abby O'Shea, Executive Vice President
Abby is a junior in the College from Reading, Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a major in American Studies and a minor in Spanish. Abby is returning from her fall semester abroad in Madrid and is looking forward to serving as the Executive Vice President! In her free time, Abby enjoys running, traveling, and reading.
Claire Hayes, Membership Chair
Claire is a junior in the college majoring in American Studies. Before becoming Membership Chair, Claire was on GUWIL's executive board as Freshmen and Sophomore Liaison. As Membership Chair, Claire will focus on maintaining and growing GUWIL's core membership and will act as a mentor or all new board members. In addition to GUWIL, Claire writes for the Georgetown chapter of Spoon University and was previously the college ambassador for SoulCycle Georgetown.
Sophie Benson, Financial Operations Chair
Originally from Wallingford, Connecticut, Sophie is a senior in the College majoring in French and International Business. Before becoming GUWIL’s Financial Operations Chair, she previously served on the Marketing committee. In addition to GUWIL, Sophie works at Saxbys Coffee Shop as both a barista and a shift leader. She just returned from a term abroad in Lyon, France. In her free time, she loves to run, do yoga, try new recipes, and explore new restaurants and cafes!
Maxine Yao, Technology Chair
Maxine is a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Finance and Accounting. She is an international student from Manila, Philippines. As technology chair, she manages the GUWIL website and ensures that GUWIL uses the most up-to-date technology. Outside of GUWIL, Maxine works at the MSB Tech Center Apps Team, is Junior VP for the Finance Society, Treasurer for GU Art Aficionados and is involved in Hoya Taxa and Georgetown Collegiate Investors. In her free time, she enjoys art, traveling, and exploring different cuisines.
Cynthia Sun, Events Chair
Cynthia is a sophomore in the Walsh School of Foreign Service from Duluth, Georgia. She is majoring in International Politics and minoring in Chinese. After being a member of the events committee, Cynthia is extremely excited to serve as the Events Chair and to work on a variety of amazing events that GUWIL gets to host. Outside of GUWIL, Cynthia is a member of the Political Awareness Committee in the Asian American Student Association and the International Relations Club. In her free time, she loves to explore museums, try all kinds of food, and travel.
Caitlin Webers, Marketing Chair
Caitlin is currently a sophomore in the College from Larchmont, NY. She is majoring in American Studies and minoring in Mathematics. After serving on the Marketing Committee for one year, Caitlin is excited to serve as Marketing Chair so she can grow the GUWIL community by spreading GUWIL’s encouraging and inspiring message. In her free time, Caitlin loves to travel, run, and explore different parts of D.C.
Isatou Bah, Operations Chair
Isatou Bah is a sophomore in the college who plans to major in Political Economy and Philosophy with a minor in French. She is very excited to help create amazing events and get to know some more amazing young women as Operations Chair of GUWIL. Outside of GUWIL, she is involved with the African Society of Georgetown and DSO, a development consulting organization. She is passionate about all things related to women, international development, humanitarianism, and law. Some of her favorite hobbies are reading, watching movies, and going to museum with her friends
Catherine Lee, Sponsorship Chair
Catherine is a freshman in the College, from Irvine, California. She is planning on majoring in Political Economy with a minor in Environmental Studies. As Sponsorship Chair, her primary responsibilities include inviting speakers for events, maintaining relations with current sponsors, and establishing new sponsor partnerships. In addition to GUWIL, Catherine is on the Executive Team of The Caravel Foreign Affairs Newspaper, a member of the Federal Relations & DC Board, and co-chair of the Relay for Life Sponsorship committee. Her list of hobbies include yoga, watching historical fiction films, and playing the piano.
Caroline Kline, Sophomore Liaison
Caroline is a sophomore in the College from Akron, Ohio. She is majoring in biology on the Pre-Med track, as an intended Biology of Global Health major. As sophomore liaison, Caroline plans to increase sophomore involvement in GUWIL through special outreach events and programming catered to underclassmen. Outside of GUWIL, Caroline is a member of the Georgetown Running Club and serves as a hospital volunteer with Project Sunshine.
Nickie Demakos, Freshman Liaison
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Nickie is a freshman in the School of Nursing and Health Studies as a Healthcare Management and Policy Major. As freshman liaison, she is thrilled to work to increase undergraduate membership through active involvement with the freshman class. In addition to GUWIL, Nickie is a sexual assault peer educator at Georgetown and loves to play frisbee and soccer in her free time.