Meet Your Peer Advisors


Abby Guen

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: International Affairs (Development, Economics Concentrations)
  • Minor: Political Science
  • Study Abroad: Santigo, Chile
  • Extra-Curriculars: GW MotherFunkers A Cappella, GW STAR Tour Guide, GW Women in Economis, Work Study, Off Campus Internships
  • Advising Interests: Elliott School, Study Abroad, the Performing Arts Community, internship searching, Four-Year Planning


Alicia Harris

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Environmental Studies, Political Science
  • Minor: Geographic Information Systems
  • Extra-Curriculars: Residence Hall Association, University Band/Colonial Brass, Alpha Phi Omega (community service fraternity), Resident Advisor
  • Advising Interests: Mount Vernon Campus living, getting involved on campus, residential life. Navigating cross school majors and getting the most out of the UHP experience.



Alyssa Misiewicz

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Majors: International Affairs, Political Science
  • Minor: Spanish and Psychology (potentially)
  • Extra-Curriculars: International Affairs Society, College Democrats, PAD (pre-law frat) 
  • Advising Interests: Elliott School, time management, political involvement


Andrew Butt

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: International Affairs (Asia) and Chinese Language and Literature
  • Minor: Religion
  • Extra-Curriculars: Student theatre, Forbidden Plannet Productions, Resident Advisor on the Mount Vernon Campus
  • Advising Interests: Living on the Mount Vernon Campus, connecting first years with the Foxhall/Foggy Bottom/wider DC community. Four-Year Planning


Bridget Carl

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Economics, Public Health
  • Extra-Curriculars: UHP student employment, GW Film Festival, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society
  • Advising Interests: Working on campus (Federal Work Study), student leadership, double majoring, adjusting to life in the "big city"

Brittney Ho (Peer Advisor Leader) 

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Majors: Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Minor: Communication
  • Extra-Curriculars: GW Balance, SMPA Student Ambassador
  • Advising Interests: Four-Year planning, interning, work-life balance, adjusting to life in DC from suburbs, SMPA

Christina Peitler

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: History
  • Minor: Creative Writing
  • Extra-Curriculars: Band, Roosevelt Institute 
  • Advising Interests: Classes, student life, DC, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences


Claire Shelby

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major: Business Administration - International Business
  • Minors: French & Philosophy
  • Extra-Curriculars: Business fraternity (Delta Sigma Pi), club gymnastics, STAR tour guide, GWSB ambassador
  • Advising Interests: Business school, traveling more than 2,000 miles from home (California!), making friends and connections, prioritizing what matters to you, keeping in touch with family members, organization skills


Daniel Kassl

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Science
  • Minor: History
  • Advising Interests: D.C. living, course registration, undergraduate research, Peer Advisor Leadership



Emma Stopek

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Science
  • Minor: French
  • Extra-Curriculars: Forbidden Planet Productions, Greek Life, GW Star (Student Admissions Representative) 
  • Advising Interests: Future planning, which classes to take, housing and social life, work-study 


Emma Westcott

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Marketing
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Extra-Curriculars: WRGW radio host
  • Advising Interests: Transferring schools and majors, DegreeMap assistance, roommate issues, living away from home

Hailey Scatchard

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Majors: International Affairs, Economics
  • Study Abroad: Paris with IES Abroad, Fall 2019
  • Extra-Curriculars: No Lost Generation (refugee advocacy), ODE (economics honors society), orchestra
  • Advising Interests: Honors housing, scheduling honors classes, attending honors events 


Hope Ledford

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Science
  • Minor: Criminal Justice, Statistics
  • Extra-Curriculars: IGNITE @ GW; GWU Phi Alpha Delta (pre-law fraternity) 
  • Advising Interests: Federal Work Study, adjusting to city life, scheduling / organization

Jack Bentley

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major: Finance, Philosophy
  • Minor: Computer Science
  • Extra-Curriculars: Philosophy Club

Jack Conway

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Majors: Political Science, Finance
  • Advising Interests: Living on the Mount Vernon Campus 


Jennifer Schoppmann

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Psychology
  • Extra-Curriculars: Mock Trial
  • Advising Interests: Pre-law, mock trial, LGBT issues, mental health resources, coffee spots in DC (very important), the DC food scene.


Jo Evard

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Peace Studies, Political Science
  • Minor: Sustainability
  • Extra-Curriculars: Activism and Advocacy Committee in GW College Dems
  • Advising Interests: Politics, peace studies, activism, sustainability, different kinds of educational backgrounds, Four-Year Planning, DC-life, grocery shopping/cooking with food restrictions.


Jonas Pearce

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Communication
  • Extra-Curriculars: GWTV, SMPA Executive Council 
  • Advising Interests: Managing living on your own, GW student life and incredible opportunities


Jordan Bachman

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Science, French
  • Extra-Curriculars: STAR Tour Guide, Executive Recruitment Board for Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Advising Interests: Adjusting to life away from home (especially for students not from the East Coast), finding a community, time management/balance 

Liz Szafranski

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major: Geography and Biology
  • Extra-Curriculars: TRAiLS guide and den member, GroW Garden, GW Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG), Research Assistantship (geography/GIS), Philosophy Club, Humanitarian mapping society, student employee 
  • Advising Interests: Taking a gap year after high school, philosophy, agriculture, sustainability, finding your place at GW and within the honors community 

Mary Oehler

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major(s): Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Minor: Classics
  • Study Abroad: Summer excavations to Ireland (4 weeks) and Israel (6 weeks)
  • Extra-Curriculars: Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Iota Gamma, Volunteer at National Museum of Natural History
  • Advising Interests: Four Year Planning, Anthropology, taking classes off campus


Matthew Stauder

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: BA - International Affairs (International Development); BS - Economics
  • Extra-Curriculars: March for Our Lives GW, GW Interfaith Council; off-campus faith-based organization, homeless outreach
  • Advising Interests: Four-Year Planning, choosing Honors Classes/Professors and creating a schedule, GW student life, greater DC engagement


Megan Greenstein

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Political Communication
  • Minor: Art History, Philosophy
  • Study Abroad: GW Global Bachelor's Program - Queens University Belfast, Bond University - Australia
  • Extra-Curriculars: DC Through a Lens (photography org), Philosophy Club, Wooden Teeth (literary magazine)
  • Advising Interests: Global Bachelor's Program, Four-Year Planning, applying to the SMPA, Origins / Philosophy, studying abroad, the honors program community (the best thing about GW!) 


Meilian Kurlas

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Biomedical Engineering
  • Extra-Curriculars: Engineers without Borders, George Hacks, Cherry Tree, SEASSPAN mentor, Clark Scholars program
  • Advising Interests: STEM majors/programs, taking honors courses as a STEM student, stepping out of your shell in college as an introvert



Nicky Cacchione (Peer Advisor Leader) 

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major: International Business
  • Minors: Spanish & Philosophy
  • Study Abroad: Buenos Aires Argentina for half a semester (Spring 2020)
  • Extra-Curriculars: Sons of Pitch Acapella, FYDP/TSDC mentor, Fowler Career Coordinator, Beta Theta Pi and Delta Sigma Pi 
  • Advising Interests: Extracurriculars, the vern, internships, study abroad, financial aid, GWSB, 4 year planning


Nina Bell

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Neuroscience
  • Minor: Anatomy
  • Extra-Curriculars: GW Hospital volunteer, First-Gen United, Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry fraternity) 
  • Advising Interests: West Hall and life on the Mount Vernon Campus, District House honors housing; STEM research opportunities, early registration, taking 18 credits, finding balance 


Parker Blackwell

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Majors: Archeology
  • Extra-Curriculars: Delta Iota Gamma (Archaeology fraternity), Student Rights and Responsibilities panel member
  • Advising Interests: Exploring student orgs, advising resources (UHP and school advisors), office hours, being proactive


Tommy Naum

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Major: Biology (Molecular)
  • Minor: Philosophy
  • Extra-Curriculars: Global Brigades GW (Finance Chair), OneTent Health, GW Hospital Volunteer
  • Advising Interests: Pre-Med/Pre-Health, STEM major requirements, time management, getting involved, finding the “right” orgs