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UHP Student Advisor – Elyssa Kaplan

27 Apr

Elyssa Kaplan, ESIA '12

Elyssa Kaplan
ESIA ’12- International Affairs, International Politics
Bogart, GA

Hello- My name is Elyssa Kaplan and I am a sophomore majoring in International Affairs, concentrating in International Politics. I call the Athens area home along with the University of Georgia Bulldawgs. However, my heart is split as I also love the Florida Gators. Besides watching SEC football, I enjoy cooking (and am graduating a year early to move to Paris to go to culinary arts school!), How I Met Your Mother, and trying to make my life more of a Goonies-type adventure. I also work part-time for the Personal Care Products Industry’s Look Good…Feel Better program, helping women undergoing cancer treatments take care of their skin, nails, and hair. I’m a fan of the Honors program because it gave me a smaller community, opportunities for some of my best classes and professors, and a personalized GW academic experience- I never felt like a number.

Advising Areas: International Affairs Majors, graduating early, Greek Life, internships, gap years and living abroad, change from small town to living in a city

UHP Student Advisor – Bryan Pratt

15 Apr

Bryan Pratt, ESIA 13

Bryan Pratt
ESIA ’13 – International Affairs, concentrating in International Economics, Latin America, and Europe and Eurasia; Secondary fields in German and History
Lambertville, NJ

Hello! My name is Bryan Pratt, and I am a sophomore majoring in International Affairs in the Elliott School. Though originally from Pennsylvania, my current hometown is Lambertville, NJ, on the Delaware River about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. Aside from snow totals, the weather is pretty similar for the most part. In addition to studying everything related to international development and economics, I spend my time with friends and a vast array of organizations. As Philanthropy Chair of a social fraternity and Fundraising Chair of an honors fraternity, I keep busy and involved in Greek life on campus. Though I do live in a city, I am also President of the George Washington University Golf Club and enjoy golfing at just about every chance I get. On the work side of things, I work at the Smith Center as Event Staff and work with an independent consultant in my field of international development. Last summer, I also interned abroad in Panamá for the United Nations Development Programme. When it comes to the Honors Program, though, what I love most is the class size and style. Sitting in discussions with 10-20 students and a professor, there is a strong sense that, while the professor may be the most knowledgeable on a certain subject, the discussion certainly includes everyone in the room on an equal footing.

Advising Areas: Balancing extensive extracurricular involvement; triple concentrating with two minors; general life/honors balance