Georgetown Student Involvement

Teaching Assistants

Will McNamara

Will is a Teaching Assistant with the Pivot Program. In his role, Will focuses on digital literacy initiatives with the Pivot Fellows and assisting them in expanding their knowledge of online usage and business applications such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Will is a junior in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business double majoring in Finance and International Business with a minor in Spanish. On campus, Will serves as Chief Strategy Officer on the Board of Directors of the Georgetown University Student & Alumni Federal Credit Union (GUASFCU), the largest and oldest student-run financial institution in the country. Will has also been involved with the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Internship Experience, a program teaching best practices and strategies for maximizing the internship experience. 


Richard Williamson

Richard is the Graduate Assistant for the Pivot Program. In this role, Richard is responsible for one-on-one coaching and development of Pivot Fellows. In addition to providing mentorship, Richard leads Pivot’s efforts to create impactful events that connect Pivot Fellows to the students and faculty of the McDonough School of Business.

Prior to business school, Richard served as an officer in the United States Army for 8 years. Currently, Richard is a first-year MBA Candidate in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business studying Supply Chain and Sustainable Business. On campus, Richard serves as the Vice President of the Black MBA Association (BMBAA), and the Vice President of Admission for the McDonough Military Association (MMA). Richard is also an Executive Board Member for the SGA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Board.

Pivot Peer Tutors

Solveig Baylor

Solveig is a junior in the College double-majoring in Economics and Philosophy with a minor in Math. She is from all over the U.S. including Nevada, Tennessee, and Washington state. Tutoring with the Pivot Program continues her experience teaching financial literacy through Moneythink, debate and stock market investing through SPARK Business Academy. By getting to know and work with the Pivot Fellows, she has learned as much about unjust economic and legal systems as she has in her studies.


Emma Garman

Emma is a sophomore in the MSB intending to major in Finance and Accounting and minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She is originally from Pleasanton, CA. At Georgetown, Emma is involved with campus organizations such as the GU Student Investment Fund, McDonough Women, and the Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society. With a longstanding interest in criminal justice and prison reform, she joined Pivot as a Peer Tutor in order to learn from the Fellows and work closely with the cohort through the academic portion of the program. 


Jayan Hanson

Jayan is a senior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Finance, minoring in Economics and Spanish, and achieving the Global Business Fellows certificate. He is originally from Houston, Texas. Jayan’s interest in the Pivot Tutors Program stems from his passion for education and continuing studies, as he has served as both a Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor for various Business School classes. He is grateful to have the opportunity to tutor once again, and he is excited to work with the Pivot Fellows.


Katherine Jacobe

Katherine is a sophomore in the McDonough School of Business, originally from Houston, Texas. She is planning on double majoring in Finance and Operations and Information Management, with a minor in Psychology. On campus, Katherine is a Peer Ambassador and writing consultant for the McDonough School of Business. Additionally, she is involved with organizations such as Project Sunshine and McDonough Women. Katherine has always been interested in the U.S. prison system, particularly with the issues surrounding criminal justice and prison reform. Because of this, she jumped at the opportunity to join Pivot as a Peer Tutor so that she can work closely with the Fellows and learn from them and their experiences.

Pivot Instructional Technology Aide (ITAs)

Francesca Darcy

Francesca is a junior in the college majoring in Linguistics and Spanish and minoring in Government. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is happy to be working with the Pivot Program as an ITA and hopes to continue working with reentry programs in the future. 


Giavonna Darcy

Giavonna is a sophomore transfer student. She is majoring in Government and minoring in History and Linguistics. Giavonna is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but currently resides in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Her interest in the program stems from her aspiration to be a criminal lawyer. 


Lindsay Howlett

Lindsay is a senior from North Attleboro, MA, majoring in Human Science in Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Through her involvement as a Crew Chief in the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS), Lindsay developed a passion for mentorship and service that led her to joining the Pivot team as a tutor and ITA. On campus, Lindsay also serves as the Director of Service of Georgetown’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu and conducts cell biology research in the Medical Center. 


Christina Knapski

Christina Knapski is a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in Global Health with a minor in Chinese. She is from Staten Island, New York. She is a member of the Asian American Student Association. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a future in either law or global health advocacy. She became interested in Pivot after learning about the prison complex and the challenges faced by returning citizens. 


John Kelly

John is a current sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies majoring in healthcare management and policy. Born and raised in Alexandria, VA, John has found Washington, D.C to be a second home. John’s drive to help others stems from his upbringing in Jesuit education. Intent on pursuing a career in healthcare management, John will carry the lessons he has learned from the Fellows into his future professions. 


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