Executive Board

Meet your Executive Board! Elected by the Senate, our team is dedicated to ensuring graduate students receive better representation and higher engagement in the campus community. Find our more about our team below.

President, Micaila Curtis

I’m Micaila, a PhD candidate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. I’m very interested in biomedical research focused on cancer and human health, but realized that I’m also passionate about the intersection of policy and science. After many years of experience in student government and organizations, getting involved with GradGov was a natural progression for me. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities and friendships that GradGov has provided me over the years and I’m excited to see what our administration can accomplish during the 2023-2034 academic year.

Vice President, Mazarine-Claire Penzin

I am Mazarine-Claire, a second-year Master’s in Public Policy student here at the McCourt School. I am interested in researching administrative burdens in government and international development, working as a fellow in the Better Government Lab to investigate the intersection between technology and achieving these solutions. I hope to bring the same insight to my role in GradGov, finding new ways for GradGov to support and access students, addressing key issues that can be solved through the dedicated time and work of our teams.

Senate Branch

VP of Programming, Bettina Gorriceta

I am Bettina, a second-year Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications student. I hold experience in consumer-centric industries, spanning retail, technology, hospitality, and CPG, and aspires to be a marketing consultant. With my sense of creativity and purpose, along with hailing from the Philippines, known for its bright, big festivals and sense of community, my background and experience make me a natural when coming up with breathtaking, surreal, and game-changing experiences that will enrich the students’ graduate school experience worth timeless memories. Outside of academic life, I currently maintain a blog that shares my journey as an international graduate student.

Programming Branch
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Acting VP of Engagement, Vasudha Jalan

I am Vasudha Jalan, a Master of Public Policy student at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. I serve as Georgetown’s Graduate Government Engagement Branch’s Chief of Staff and also acting as its Vice President (VP). I currently work at the World Bank Group as a member of the Business Ready team. At Georgetown, I am a Fellow at the Baratta Center for Global Business, where I conducts research on global investment.

Engagement Branch

VP of Finance, Spencer Waters

I am Spencer, a PhD candidate within the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) at Georgetown. When I’m not in the laboratory studying brains, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs and listening to vinyl records. As the GradGov VP of Finance, I am honored to serve the graduate student body by ensuring funds are used effectively to benefit the Georgetown community.

Finance Branch

Come meet our Executive Board at GradGov events or at the GradGov office in the Leavey Center. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at gradgov@georgetown.edu if you have any questions or comments.