Meet the Team
Elected by the Senate, our team is dedicated to ensuring graduate students receive better representation and are more engaged in the campus community. Come meet our Executive Board, and don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
President - Lewis May (M.S., Foreign Service '20)
Lewis is a second-year MSFS student in the Global Business and Finance concentration. After majoring in economics at Reed College, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova and worked at Nike headquarters. As a student, he is passionate about technology's relationship with democracy, as well as global agriculture. Coming into this year, he is excited for the privilege of leading GradGov and building a student government that is inclusive and responsive to students' needs.
Vice President - Heerak Christian Kim (M.S., Nursing '20)
Heerak received his BA cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a history major and a classical studies minor. Heerak did his doctoral studies in history at UCLA and spent 3 years researching Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel with fellowships from the Goldsmith Foundation, Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, American Friends of Hebrew University, and the State of Israel. Heerak also was a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar in Human Rights and Democracy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on the Isreali-Palestinian Peace Process. At Georgetown University, Heerak is pursing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and will graduate in August, 2020. Heerak is excited to be the Vice President of GradGov for the 2019-2020 academic year and hopes to help all graduate students to meet their psychosocial, academic, entertainment, and career needs through new GradGov initiatives for 2019-2020. Heerak is particularly concerned about social justice issues relating to international students and students of color and hopes to make Gerogetown University more welcoming for students who struggle with cultural and community integration.
Treasurer - Albert Hudson (M.S., Foreign Service '20)
Albert is a second-year Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS '20) candidate with a concentration in Global Business and Finance. He is also the 2018 MSFS Africa Scholarship recipient. Prior to Georgetown University, he received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance option) and a professional certificate in Investment Analysis from the University of Ghana Business School and the Ghana Stock Exchange respectively. He also worked at the intersection of finance, economics and development at the University of Ghana Business School, Department of Finance and the Regional Institute for Population Studies. Currently, he is interning at The World Bank Treasury where he is engaged in Capital Markets and Treasury Operations research and also works as a Graduate Assistant to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Financial Aid team. As the Treasurer, he is very excited to apply his knowledge and skills in financial management to support the agenda of the GradGov Executive Board.
Director of Groups - Ethan 'E.J.' Levin (M.A., Asian Studies '20)
Ethan (E.J.) is a West Coast transplant from the incredible city of Los Angeles. He completed a B.A. in International Relations and East Asian Languages & Cultures at USC. Here at Georgetown, he is in the M.A. in Asian Studies program and also working towards a Certificate in Latin American Studies, both to be completed in May of 2020. As the Director of Groups, he looks forward to promoting all the fantastic student groups available to our graduate student body. He is also excited to get students engaged and help them find their communities while at Georgetown and wants to see events that bring different groups together.
Director of Alumni Relations - Kristi Pelzel (M.A., Comm., Culture, & Tech. '20)
Kristi is a second-year graduate student in the MA of Arts program Communication, Culture, Technology (CCT) focused on international mixed-media communications. She is also a 2019 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. Her passion for bridging communication gaps will help her connect graduate students and alumni throughout the year, making connections that can lead to new opportunities. She also plans on leading a qualitative research project to better understand how to connect grads and alumni, which will be used to improve services across campus.
Director of Web and Technology - Kit Mahoney (M.S., Analytics '20)
Kit received his B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College where he majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics and Spanish. He is now a second-year graduate student, pursing a M.S. in Analytics degree with a concentration in Data Science. Prior to starting his masters program, Kit began working at Georgetown University as a Data Specialist for the merit-based financial aid department in the Graduate School and continues to work in a full-time capacity. He is passionate about better connecting graduate students at Georgetown and enhancing the presence of our advocacy groups through our online platform.
Director of Programming - Brittany Spivey (M.S., Global Health '20)
Brittany is a first-year student in the M.S. in Global Health program. She graduated with an A.S. in Science from Northern Virginia Community College where she led the student government chartering initiative as a Student Government President, was interviewed by NBC4 as ElectHer Student Liaison, and introduced Dr. Jill Biden at the Commencement Ceremony as Student Representative to the College Board. After transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University, she served on the College of Humanities and Sciences Leadership Council and on the Vice Provost of Student Affairs Advisory Council before graduating with a B.S. in Biology. Brittany is thrilled to be planning GradGov events and her goal is to help her fellow graduate students make the most of their time at Georgetown University.
Director of Advocacy - Henry Watson (Ph.D., Government ’26)
Henry is a first-year student in the Government Department Ph.D. program at Georgetown. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Policy from American University, and previously worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts. He is an Americanist in the Government Department, and is primarily interested in the politics of the policymaking process as it relates to low-income populations and welfare policies. He is excited to serve Georgetown’s graduate student body by directing advocacy efforts on issues important to them.
Director of Communications - Aleksandra Goryszewska (M.A., Applied Economics ’20)
Aleksandra is currently a first-year graduate student in the M.A. in Applied Economics program. She graduated from Emory University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentrating in Strategy, Management & Consulting, Finance, and double majoring in Economics. Aleksandra interned at several international companies, including EY and BCG. Her goal is to increase the level of graduate student on-campus engagement to create an active community and improve student experience.
Chief of Staff - Blake Hite (M.S., Health and the Public Interest '20)
Blake is a first-year M.S. student in the Health and the Public Interest program and expects to graduate in the fall of 2020. He is an 8-year active duty veteran of the U.S. Navy and completed three deployments to the Persian Gulf, South China Sea, and Haiti. His professional interests include the intersection of environmental policy and healthcare, veteran healthcare and suicide prevention, and climate change. He currently serves as the student representative to the Student Health Advisory Board and the Communications Director for the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association. Blake is excited to advocate for expanding mental healthcare access, securing affordable housing and realistic transportation options, and ensuring every program has an elected representative to voice their concerns.