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Major Mentor Program Mission

The Major Mentor Program aims to help first-year students within The Busch School feel engaged, supported, and welcomed. By partnering incoming students with upperclassmen within their same major, students have the opportunity to learn from a role model, resource, and friend as they navigate their first year of college life. 

Be a Major Mentor

New to The Busch School? Looking for ways to connect? Interested in attending Major Mentor events or applying to the program? Please contact Tayler Falvey, Student Experience Manager, at falvey@cua.edu or 202-319-6286 with any questions or concerns.

Meet the Executive Staff

Tayler Falvey, Student Experience Manager

Tayler is a CUA Busch School alumni from White Plains, NY. Through the Major Mentor Program, Tayler  hopes that first-year students gain valuable insight from upperclassmen within their same major, as well as friendships that will last a lifetime. With this solid foundation, she hopes to see the students excel in their first year at The Busch School inside and outside of the classroom.

Taryn Watford, Student Coordinator

Taryn Watford is a junior from Tampa, FL. She is majoring in Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Passionate about her experience here at The Busch School, Taryn is also an undergraduate Teaching Assistant and the Treasurer of the Business Women’s Council.

Emma Pederson, Student Coordinator

Emma Pederson is a junior from Lexington, KY. She is double majoring in International Business and German Studies. She enjoys being actively involved in the Busch School of Business, German Club, and the University Honors Program.

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Finance
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Accounting

Colin Reger, Accounting Team Leader
Colin is a junior Accounting major from Newtown Square, PA. He is currently on the CUA Rugby team and chose CUA because it felt like home right away.

 
Robert Rossetto is a sophomore Accounting major from Montville, NJ. He plays ultimate frisbee for CUA and enjoys golfing, trading stocks, and longboarding. Callie Danna is a junior Accounting major from Skillman, NJ. She aspires to a career in forensic accounting.
Julia Barakat is a junior Accounting major from Bethesda, MD. In her free time, she enjoys basketball, biking, and other outdoor activities. Andrea Perez-Hickman is a junior Accounting major and Finance minor from Miami, FL. Her favorite parts of college are meeting new people and being able to travel.
Abby Sullivan is a sophomore Accounting major from Charlotte, NC. In her free time, she enjoys going to sports events, movie, and museums. Anna Lucius is a senior Accounting major from Milwaukee, WI. Her favorite part of CUA is the great environment.
Caitlyn Manalo is a senior Accounting major from Silver Spring, MD. She enjoys contemporary dance. Liah Gies is a junior Accounting major from Madison, CT. She aspires to become a CPA.
Maura Beatson is a sophomore Accounting major from Potomac, MD. She chose CUA because of the location and the friendly community. Kady Owen is a sophomore Accounting major from West Chester, PA. She is a member of the CUA field hockey team and enjoys the freedom that college gives her to grow as an individual.
Samantha Yarasavage is a sophomore Accounting major from Wallingford, PA. Her favorite parts of college are the freedom and meeting people from all over the country.  

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Athletics

Becca Marks, Athletics Team Leader
Becca is a junior Accounting major from Wallingford, CT. She is a member of the CUA Softball team and aspires to become a CPA at a Big Four Firm. As Athletics Team Leader, Becca will be able to help lead Busch School Student-Athletes to success on and off the field.

 

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Economics

Alec Abbate, Economics and International Economics and Finance Team Leader
Alec is a senior International Economics and Finance Major from Tolland, CT. He is currently a Budget Analyst Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division.

 
Leanne Robinson is a junior Economics major and Marketing minor from Princeton, NJ. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and exploring D.C. with her friends. Sam Coviello is a junior International Economics and Finance major and Italian Studies minor from Hillsborough, NJ. Her favorite part of college has been studying abroad in Rome.
Jean Higgins is a sophomore Economics major from Chatham, NJ. She chose CUA because it felt like home from the moment she stepped onto campus. Kevin Budd is a junior International Economics and Finance major from Florham Park, NJ. He is a member of the CUA swim team.
Ali Gole is a senior International Economics and Finance major from Cleveland, OH. She chose CUA because of the location and the peop Carly Philbin is a sophomore International Economics and Finance major from Allentown, PA. She plays field hockey for CUA and enjoys volunteering.

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Exploratory

Briana Marcinauskis, Business Exploratory Team Leader
Briana is a junior Marketing major from Shelton, CT. So far her favorite moment at CUA has been when Pope Francis visited.

 
Ally Massa is a sophomore Accounting major from Middletown, NJ. She is a member of the CUA rugby team and aspires to work in New York City. Sam Guevara is a junior Accounting major from Silver Spring, MD. He is involved with Campus Ministry at CUA.
Stephanie Cardonne is a junior Accounting major from Chelmsford, MA. Her hobbies include reading, working out, and coloring. Rachel Garfield is a junior Marketing Major from Detroit, MI. She chose CUA because she wanted a school that would take her faith seriously as a part of her education and career.
Abby Maser is a junior Accounting major from Lewes, DE. She is the President of CUA Toastmasters. Victoria Butterfield is a junior Business Exploratory major from Weymouth, MA. She likes to go for monument runs with her friends and explore new places in D.C.
Sean Clark is a junior Accounting major from East Meadow, NY. In the future, he aspires to become a CPA. Krishia Examen is a sophomore Business Exploratory major from Rockville, MD. Her favorite part of college are the events hosted by Program Board.
David Fisher is a senior Accounting major from Highland, MD. He chose CUA because of its business school and focus on ethics. Courtney O’Connell is a sophomore Business Exploratory Major from Manahawkin, NJ. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, seeing movies, and exploring the monuments.
Molly Delorey is a sophomore Marketing major from Weymouth, MA. Her favorite part of college is meeting people from different backgrounds. Gabbie Bernhard is a senior Accounting major from Round Rock, TX. She enjoys crafting, dancing, and playing the harp.
 
Justin Smith is a junior Accounting major from Ocean City, NJ. He is studying abroad during the Fall 2017 semester. Wendolyn Iroma-El is a junior Business Exploratory major from Woodbridge, VA. She is a member of the CUA Lacrosse team and enjoys that being a student athlete has gotten her involved with other activities and organizations on campus.
Caroline Bianchi is a junior Accounting major from Garden City, NY. She chose CUA because of its location and accounting program.  

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International Business

Christina Rimbey, International Business Team Leader
Christina is a senior International Business major from Augusta, GA. She is a cadet in Army ROTC.

 
Ben Giltner is a senior International Business major and German Studies minor from Akron, OH. He recently studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. Mary Delaney is a junior International Business major and French and Sustainability minor from Staten Island, NY. In her free time, she likes to have picnics on the Pryz lawn.

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Finance

Cassie George, Finance Team Leader
Cassie is a junior Finance major and Theology minor from Annapolis, MD. She is currently a Student Minister at CUA and enjoys sailing and golfing in her free time.

 
Kelsey Feeley is a junior Finance major from East Providence, RI. She chose CUA because it is in D.C. and it felt like home.

Lauren Gaudiano is a junior Finance major and French minor. She is a member of the CUA volleyball team and is interested in travelling and languages.
Bernardo Guillamon is a junior Finance major from Gaithersburg, MD. He is studying abroad during the Fall 2017 semester. Maggie Curry is a sophomore Finance major and Marketing minor. She aspires to become a financial analyst and to use her knowledge to the best of her ability in the world.
 John Monaghan is a sophomore Finance major and Economics minor from Crofton, MD. The reason he chose CUA is because the Business program brings ethics into the business place. Brendan Dillon is a sophomore Finance major from Cranston, RI. In the future, he wishes to work for Goldman Sachs.
Patrick Hughes is a senior Finance major and Theology minor from Germantown, MD. On campus, he works at the Pryz and Barnes and Noble. Michael Alberto is a junior Finance major from Haddonfield, NY. He plays on the CUA football team.

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Management

Claudia Ralph, Management Team Leader
Claudia is a sophomore Management major from Hillsdale, NJ. She chose CUA because it gave her a chance to combine her love for her faith and living in a big city.

 
Daniella Montesano is a sophomore Management major and Marketing minor from Sparta, NJ. She plays soccer for CUA and enjoys going to the beach. Jake Turner is a sophomore Management major from Bedford, MA. In the future he aspires to work for the Department of Homeland Security to make the world and the USA safer.
Gregory Holodak is a senior Management  major with a Sports Management specialization and History minor. He is a member of the CUA football team and aspires to become a sports agent or involved in the field of sports management. Elizabeth Volpe is a junior Management major from Westborough, MA. She recently studied abroad in Spain.
Candace Chatman is a junior Management major and Marketing and Entrepreneurship minor from Washington, D.C. She is interested in management of information and information technology. Marissa DeBlasie is a sophomore Management major and Marketing minor from Tilton, NH. She plays softball from CUA and would like to one day run her own company.

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Marketing

Lauren Jackson, Marketing Team Leader
Lauren is a junior Marketing major from Annapolis, MD. She enjoys sitting outside on campus on pretty days.

 

Mary Schmitt is a junior Marketing major from South Bend, IN. She aspires to work at a marketing firm in a big city.

Paige Melley is a junior Marketing major from Merrick, NY. One day she hopes to do marketing for a start-up.
Amanda Alvarez-Stratton is a junior Marketing major from Atlantic Beach, FL. She interned on Capitol Hill. Colin Murphy is a junior Marketing major from Basking Ridge, NJ. He is interested in working in sales and thinks marketing provides a good foundation.
Meagan Kennedy is a junior Marketing major from Baldwin, NY. She enjoys going out into the city and exploring D.C. with her roommates. Emma Flanagan is a sophomore Marketing major from Dayton, OH. She owns her own photography business.

Dominic Watts is a sophomore Marketing major from Crofton, MD. The reason he chose CUA is because of the location and the feeling of acceptance. Michelle Seals is a senior Marketing major and Spanish minor from San Francisco, CA. She is a member of the CUA Volleyball team and the Honors Program.
Jennifer Frazier is a junior Marketing major from Newark, DE. She recently studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Andrea Galeano is a junior Marketing and Hispanic     Studies major from Stratford, CT. She is a member of the CUA Track and Field Team and is studying abroad during the Fall 2017 semester.
Hailey Horton is a junior Marketing major with a Sports Management specialization. She plays softball for the CUA team and aspires to market for a professional sports team one day.  

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