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.

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Fall 2017 Executive Board

Lauren Stricker

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.


Katie Sheline, Executive Vice President

Katie is a senior in the MSB majoring in Finance and gaining a certificate as a Global Business Fellow. An alumna of the Finance Operations Committee, she now serves as the Executive Vice President. In addition to GUWIL, she is the Director of Fellowships for Georgetown Global Consulting and works as an intramural sports referee. She interned at Bank of America this past summer in Corporate Banking and will be returning there full time in the fall. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, and watching late night comedy shows. She is originally from Chicago, IL.


Carly Pace, Marketing Chair

Carly Pace is a senior in the college majoring in Chinese and minoring in Business Administration. Carly just returned from a semester abroad in Shanghai and is excited to serve as the marketing chair of GUWIL this semester! Carly loves to run, do yoga, and read historical nonfiction novels in her free time!


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.


Meredith Tibbals, Sponsorship Chair

Originally from Rye, NY, Meredith is a senior in the College majoring in History, minoring in Sociology. Her primary responsibilities include finding new corporate sponsors and speakers for GUWIL while maintaining relations with current ones. Outside GUWIL, she is a member of Spoon University and interns for Leadership Initiatives, a non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurial, leadership, and management training to struggling business owners in third-world countries. Meredith also loves to run, attend pilates/yoga classes, and try new restaurants and cuisines. 

Lucy Zou, Operations Chair

Lucy is a senior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance, minoring in Math. She is an international student from Shanghai, China. As the operations chair, Lucy manages all the logistics for GUWIL’s many events and meetings. Outside of GUWIL, she serves as the VP of Events for the McDonough Hilltop Business Strategy Challenge and is involved in the 1634 Society. Over the summer, she interned with Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Service department. She loves traveling, cooking, exploring great restaurants, and watching ridiculous amount of Korean Drama.


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. 


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!



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.