Announcing the Spring 2020 Student Analyst Cohort

January 14, 2020 | By Matt Fortier

We’re excited to announce the Spring 2020 Student Analyst Cohort. They will play a critical role as they both learn about and contribute towards the Beeck Center’s mission of creating systems-level change for social impact. This semester’s cohort welcomes back seven analysts from previous semesters while introducing six new students. 

“The Beeck Center helps students expand their idea of what social impact opportunities look like, which is so important when considering future career paths.”

– Casey Doherty, College ’20

Every semester, Student Analysts work across our different portfolios: Fair Finance, Data + Digital, and Sustainable Student Impact, while helping us explore new areas of work such as Corporate Social Impact. The analysts take on key roles across the team, contributing new ideas, conducting research, managing projects, and supporting our operations, much of which you can see in our Student Analyst Capstone Showcase.

Our Student Analyst program embraces an experiential learning model where students learn to tackle real world problems in the social impact space, put theory to practice and work alongside staff and fellows, including seasoned social impact practitioners. This model is enhanced through a variety of programming, from skills-based workshops on public speaking and dialogue facilitation, to thought-provoking conversations in our Discern + Digest lunch series. Our goal is to provide a holistic education in social impact that enables students to develop their skills for social impact leadership and propel them towards a career that contributes towards the common good, in the spirit of Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition. 

“The Beeck Center does some of the most forward thinking and fascinating work on campus, and I’m so excited to join the center’s efforts. I find their approach of using the intersection of technology and social impact to inspire large scale social change both innovative and effective!

– Saumya Shruti, College ’20

To tackle the most complex challenges of our time, we require an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral approach. The 2020 cohort includes undergraduate and graduate students from six Georgetown schools and an even greater variety of majors, interests, and experiences. This rich diversity of skills and perspectives makes our Center stronger and creates an ideal learning environment in which we learn from each other as well as from the work itself. 

Students are a key audience of our work as we seek to develop future leaders for social impact. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to the common good and learn about a cross-disciplinary approach to driving systems-level change for social impact, we invite you to engage with us and our work. Career opportunities with the Beeck Center can be found here and Student Analyst opportunities for Summer 2020 will open in February, so stay tuned! 

Below you’ll find some quick statistics on the 2020 Spring Student Analyst Cohort.

First Name Last Name Graduate Level Year of Graduation School Major(s) Minor(s) Hometown Portfolio Focus
Cristina Alaniz-Ramirez Graduate 2021 American University School of International Service (SIS) Ethics, Peace and Human Rights : Concentration: International Economic Affairs N/A Brownsville, Texas Fair Finance
Tyler Yat Long Chan Undergraduate 2021 COL Economics Sociology/Asian Studies Las Vegas, NV Fair Finance
Casey Doherty Undergraduate 2020 College Government and American Studies n/a Charlton, NY Student Engagement
Elaina Faust Graduate 2021 School of Foreign Service Global Human Development Social Innovation and Global Development Southborough, MA Data + Digital
Forrest Gertin Undergraduate 2020 SFS International Political Economy French Rochester, NY Student Engagement
Hayley Pontia Graduate 2020 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Communication, Culture, and Technology NA Pittsburgh, PA Data + Digital
Justus Pugh Undergraduate 2020 MSB Marketing N/A Chicago Student Engagement
Taylor Savell Undergraduate 2020 School of Foreign Service International Politics Spanish; Economics Nashville, TN Data + Digital
Saumya Shruti Undergraduate 2020 COL Government, Philosophy N/A San Ramon Fair Finance
Cameron Smith Undergraduate 2020 College Computer Science N/A Saratoga Springs Data + Digital
Donovan Taylor Undergraduate 2020 McDonough School of Business International Business and Management n/a Baltimore Fair Finance
Audrey Voorhees Graduate 2020 Georgetown Business Administration Social Entrepreneurship Des Moines, IOWA Corporate Impact
Tongxin Zhu Graduate 2020 McCourt School of Public Policy MPP N/A Guangdong, China Fair Finance

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