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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 Julie Larkin, Student Experience Manager, at larkinj@cua.edu or 202-319-6286 with any questions or concerns.

Meet the Executive Staff

Julie Larkin, Student Experience Manager

Julie Larkin is a CUA alumni from Laurenceville, NJ. Through the Major Mentor Program, Julie hopes that first-year students gain real, genuine friendships with upperclassmen who have walked a similar road. With this solid foundation, she hopes to see the students excel in their studies and passionately pursue their interests.

Tayler Falvey, Major Mentor Program Student Coordinator

Tayler Falvey is a senior from White Plains, NY. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in management. Her favorite thing to do on campus is working in The Busch School as the Student Coordinator for the Major Mentor Program while also playing softball for CUA. Go Cards!

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Management
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Accounting

Sarah Merchant, Accounting Team Leader

Sarah is a senior from Northborough, MA. She is majoring in accounting and minoring in spanish. Her favorite business class at CUA so far has been Accounting Bootcamp.

Caroline Bianchi is a sophomore accounting major from Garden City, NY. Her favorite thing to do in DC is go to brunch and hang out in Georgetown.
Christopher Biddle is a senior accounting major from Haddonfield, NJ. His favorite business class at CUA has been Business Ethics with Dr. Torres. Gabrielle Bernhard is a junior from Round Rock, TX. She is majoring in accounting and minoring in music. Gabby chose CUA because it was a Catholic school, she would pursue business and she could continue to play the harp.
Joseph Cihak is a senior from Corvallis, Oregon. He is majoring in accounting and minoring in theology. Joe’s favorite thing to do in DC is go to Chinatown and check out the local restaurants. Callie Danna is a sophomore accounting major from Skillman, NJ. She chose CUA because of the beautiful campus, nice people, great city, and many opportunities available.
David Fisher is a junior Accounting major from Highland, MD. His favorite thing to do on campus is sing acapella in Mary’s Garden by the Basilica. Kelly Hickey is a senior accounting major from Yonkers, NY. Her favorite thing to do at CUA is walk around campus on a Sunday during Spring with Starbucks.
Andrea Perez- Hickman is a sophomore accounting major from Miami, FL. Andrea chose CUA because of the amazing faculty and professors, as well as the amazing opportunities the school has to offer. Elizabeth Levine is a senior from Fairfield, CT. She is majoring in accounting and math and minoring in spanish. Liz chose CUA because of volleyball and the city.
Caitlyn Manalo is a junior Accounting major from Silver Spring, MD. Her favorite thing to do on campus is participate in campus wide events like Fall Fiesta and Luaupalooza. Rebecca Marks is a sophomore accounting major from Wallingford, CT. Becca’s favorite thing to do in DC is biking around the monuments.
Douglas Maslow is a senior accounting major from Mountainside, NJ. His favorite thing to do on campus is play Intramural Sports. Brendan McCarthy is a junior Accounting major from Middlebury, CT. His favorite thing to do on campus is spend time with friends and play Lacrosse.
Colin Reger is a sophomore accounting major from Newtown Square, PA. He chose CUA because he felt at home here from his first visit and nowhere else did he get that same feeling. Abigail Sullivan is a junior Accounting major from Charlotte, NC. Her favorite business class at CUA so far has been Managerial Accounting with Professor Heim.

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Economics

Katherine Thompson, Economics/ International Economics and Finance Team Leader

Katherine is a junior from Fairfax, VA. She is majoring in international economics and finance and minoring in German. Kate’s favorite thing to do in DC--going to Gallery Place to watch movies and shop at Urban Outfitters.

 
Alec Abbate is a junior international economics and finance major from Tolland, CT. He chose CUA because it has a young business school with lots of opportunities and its location. Lissette Escobar is a senior from Rockville, MD. She is majoring in international economics and finance and minoring in finance and mathematics. Her favorite thing to do in DC is go to the Monuments at night
Tyler Hammett is a senior from Frederick, MD. He is majoring in international economics and finance and minoring in spanish. He chose CUA because at the open house he attended, he could tell the faculty was going to devote themselves to their students. He's a firm believer in business as a force for good. James Warburton is a senior from Atglen, PA. He is majoring in international economics and finance and minoring in spanish and classical civilization. His favorite thing to do on campus is work on service projects with either the Knights of Columbus or Campus Ministry.

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Exploratory

Anna Lucius, Exploratory Team Leader

Anna is a junior from Milwaukee, WI. She was previously a management major, now she is studying accounting. Her favorite thing to do is sit outside on a sunny day with friends.

 
Catherine Beimfohr is a senior from Mountain Lakes, NJ. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in accounting. Her favorite thing to do in DC is run at the National Mall. Stephanie Cardonne is a sophomore accounting major from Chelmsford, MA. Her favorite thing to do on campus is hangout and study by the CV fountain.
Thomas DiBenedetto is a senior from Allentown, PA. He is majoring in marketing and minoring in international business. Tommy’s favorite things to do in DC are visit monuments and museums, eat out on U-Street, Dupont, and Chinatown, and explore the whole city. Andrea Galeano is a sophomore from Stratford, CT. She is an exploratory major with a minor in spanish. Her favorite thing to do on campus is attend Program Board Events, especially open mic nights.

Rachel Garfield is a sophomore exploratory major from Detroit, MI. She chose CUA because of the worldview in the business school, where faith is intertwined with business.
Julie Keleti is a senior from Dunkirk, MD. She transferred to CUA her sophomore year and is now studying marketing. Julie chose CUA because of the opportunities for internships in the city, it is close to home, and she plays softball.
Brooke Krajewski is a junior from Mahwah, NJ. She is majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. Her favorite thing to do in DC is rent bikes from bike share and bike from CUA to all of the monuments. Sarah Lynch is a sophomore from Smithtown, NY. She is an exploratory major interested in studying marketing or management. She chose CUA because after walking onto campus, she fell in love with the community and people at CUA. She loves being part of this huge family in the heart of our nation’s capital.
Abigayle Maser is a sophomore from Lewis, DE. She is an exploratory major interested in studying marketing. She chose CUA because of its close knit community and lovely campus Leanne Robinson is a sophomore from Princeton, NJ. She is majoring in economics and minoring in marketing. Leanne chose CUA because of  its location and sense of community.
Mary Schmitt is a sophomore from South Bend, Indiana. She is an exploratory major interested in studying marketing or management. Mary chose CUA because she cares about her faith, community, and wants to grow into a well rounded individual.
Kyle Segal is a junior exploratory major from Charlotte, NC. His favorite thing to do in DC is to go out to sporting games and go to museums.

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International Business

Benjamin Giltner, International Business Team Leader

Benjamin is a junior from Akron, OH. He is majoring in international business and minoring in german. Ben chose CUA because of all the great opportunities CUA, DC, and The Busch School have to offer.

 
Mary Delaney is a sophomore from Staten Island, NY. She is majoring in international business and minoring in french. Mary chose CUA because of the strong faith identity on campus and how it is incorporated into classes, prime location, and friendliness of everyone on campus. Chelsi Marcellana is a junior from Lexington Park, MD. She is majoring in international business and minoring in spanish for international service. Chelsi’s favorite thing to do in DC is to go Monument hopping.
Rachel Meyer is a senior from Westford, MA. She is majoring in international business and minoring in german and politics. She chose CUA because of the small school feel in a big city location and the opportunity to be a part of such a focused business school. Emma Pederson is a sophomore from Lexington, NY. She is majoring in international business and minoring in german. Emma’s favorite business class at CUA s far has been Theory and Practice of Management.
Christina Rimbey is a junior from Augusta, Georgia. She is majoring in international business and minoring in german. Her favorite thing to do on campus is go to Starbucks and hang out on the Pryz lawn. Karla Rivera is a senior from Aspen Hill, Maryland. She is majoring in international business and minoring in spanish. Karla’s favorite business class at CUA so far has been International Marketing.

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Finance

Peter Duval, Finance Team Leader

Peter is a senior finance major from Franklin, MA. His favorite thing to do on campus is attend Adoration.

 
Cassandra George is a sophomore from Annapolis, MD. She is majoring in finance and minoring in theology. Cassie chose CUA because it has an incredible Catholic Identity, it is in DC and  she was excited to be included in the Honors Program. Michael Hernandez is a senior finance major from Baltimore, MD. His favorite business class at CUA so far has been Entrepreneurship I.
Patrick Hughes is a junior from Germantown, MD. He is majoring in finance and minoring in theology. Patrick chose CUA because it has a strong Catholic Identity and a good business program. Taryn Watford is a sophomore finance major from Tampa, FL. She chose CUA because she is able to practice faith and business cohesively.

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Management

Brendan Lane, Management Team Leader

Brendon is a senior from Annapolis, MD. He is majoring in management with a focus on music industry. He chose CUA because when he visited for Odyssey day, it was the only place he felt at home immediately. He is still friends with all the people he met to this day, the faculty was extremely welcoming and the campus is absolutely gorgeous.

 
Matthew Albanese is a senior management major from Hainesport, NY. His favorite business class at CUA so far has been Leadership and Organization with Dr. Torres. Hayley Johnson is a sophomore from Long Beach, CA. She is majoring in management, minoring in marketing, and receiving a Graphic Design Certificate. Her favorite things to do on campus are spending time with her friends in the dorms and in the pryz.
Meagan Kennedy is a sophomore management major from Baldwin, NY. Her favorite thing to do on campus is go on late night pryz runs. Emily Merkel is a senior from Dallas, TX. She is majoring in management and minoring in spanish. She chose CUA because she has always wanted to attend college in DC and knowing I could play a Division III sport. CUA also has a beautiful campus!
Cai Li Pleshe is a junior from Salt Lake City, UT. She is majoring in management and minoring in theology. Her favorite thing to do in DC is go to the WWII Memorial. Elizabeth Volpe is a sophomore management major from Westborough, MA. She chose CUA because of its location, religions affiliation, size, and greenspace.

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Marketing

Bryna Masarik, Marketing Team Leader

Bryna is a senior from Neptune, NJ. She's majoring in marketing and minoring in digital art and design. She chose CUA because of the religious aspect as well as the city location.

 

Lianne Donohue is a senior marketing major from Middletown, NJ. Her favorite business class at CUA so far has been Digital Marketing.

Kaitlyn Eda is a senior from Clifton, VA. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in spanish. Kaitlin’s favorite things to do in DC are shopping in the city/Georgetown and eating from foodtrucks.
Kallie Farley is a sophomore marketing major from Mendota Heights, MN. She chose CUA because of the atmosphere, the people, the swim team. Jennifer Frazier is a sophomore marketing major from Newark, DE. She chose CUA because she loves DC and loves the business school’s motto about faith in business and how it can be a noble vocation.
Madison Gibbs is a senior from Bedford, NH. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in spanish. Maddie’s favorite thing to do in DC is to go biking at the monuments. Jessica Grossman is a senior marketing major from Ocean City, NJ. Her favorite thing to do on campus is to hang out at the Basilica Lawn.
Lauren Jackson is a sophomore marketing major from Annapolis, MD. Her favorite things to do on campus are finding new places to study on campus with a view and watching the nuns play frisbee. Dakota Knutson is a senior from Huntington, NY. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in psychology. Dakota chose CUA because it is located in such a great city and a perfect distance from home. She also chose CUA because of the wide array of classes and opportunities that it offers.   
Molly MacNeill is a senior marketing major from Hanover, MA. Molly chose CUA because of its location in DC and to play softball. Briana Marcinauskis is a sophomore marketing major from Shelton, CT. Her favorite thing to do in DC is try out new restaurants around town.
Paige Melley is a sophomore marketing major from Merrick, NY. She chose CUA because of its beautiful campus, great location, and catholic teachings. Breanna Molinaro is a senior marketing major from Murrysville, PA. She chose CUA because she wanted a school that has a mix of religious activities and campus activities. She also wanted a school near a big city.
Megan Reilly is a sophomore marketing major from Yardley, PA. Megan chose CUA because she wanted a small, tight knit community feel while being near a city because she always loves to try out new things- CUA gives her all that. Michelle Seals is a junior from San Francisco, CA. She is majoring in marketing and minoring in spanish. Her favorite thing to do on campus is attending Movies on the Lawn.

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