Georgetown Student Involvement


Jack Pedigo

Jack is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Culture & Politics with a concentration in Media Studies and a minor in Journalism. He is originally from Livingston, Texas, where he grew up across the street from a state prison. Jack began his work in the prison justice space in 2019 when he advocated for the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted Black man in his hometown. In April 2021, Jack joined the Pivot communications team. He produces Pivot’s digital content, including the website’s news updates and social media accounts, and assists with the program’s logistical operations.

Olivia Baisier

Olivia is a junior in the Georgetown College studying Justice & Peace Studies, Journalism, and Chinese. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. On campus, Olivia is the General Manager of WGTB Georgetown Radio and a staff writer for the Georgetown Indy, a student-run arts and culture magazine. Olivia joined the Pivot communications team in June 2022.

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Emily Bruner

Emily is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics and minoring in Philosophy and French. She is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. At Georgetown, Emily is currently president of the Georgetown Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Biddin’ Foyas and has been involved with campus organizations such as H*yas for Choice and GU College Democrats. Emily has also worked for the Prince George’s County Office of the Public Defender and many local campaigns in her home state of Tennessee. Emily has goals of attending law school with the aim of becoming a public defender in the future.

Jack Gasdia

Jack is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Processes. He is originally from Hudson, New Hampshire and enjoys long-distance running, reading, and listening to music. On campus, Jack is involved with the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition, Pep Band, and Catholic Faith Communities, and he is excited to work as a Pivot Tutor this semester!

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