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Student Stories

Meet the 2022–23 HALC Fellows

The HALC Students Fellows Program is part of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative. Our collective goal is to understand and to enhance the potential of the Humanities: Arts, Literature, and Culture (HALC) Core requirement as an introduction and gateway to the Cultural Humanities at Georgetown. 

In partnership with the faculty, HALC Student Fellows imagine ways to make the requirement more dynamic and more connected. Ultimately, we hope that students will be more intentional when they choose HALC courses and that HALC courses will lead students to next-level learning in the Cultural Humanities. HALC Student Fellows are also members of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative Student Advisory Board. They have opportunities to develop student-focused programming for the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and to share their perspectives via articles for the Georgetown Humanities newsletter and website.

Meet Our Fellows

Maya Cassady (CAS’23)

Maya is a double major in American Musical Culture and Mathematics in the College. She is interested in public programming and a media coverage of the Arts. At Georgetown, she’s involved in WGTB Georgetown Radio and GUCCI, Georgetown’s experimental art collective.

Y Pinhasi (SFS’25)

Y is a Culture and Politics major in School of Foreign Service minoring in Chinese. He is interested in the application of rhetoric and linguistics to political movements, US constitutional law, and issues of identity and economy.

Jillian Seitz (CAS’24)

Jillian is majoring in Linguistics, with minors in Justice and Peace Studies and Cognitive Science. She is hoping to explore the intersection between language, the human mind, and conflict, and how these all inform the cultures we all move through.

Brendan Teehan (CAS’25)

Brendan is a double major in French And Political Economy in Georgetown College. He was born in France and moved to the United States at the age of 3, which informs his interest in the melding of French and American culture in an increasingly globalizing world.

Amanda Yen (CAS’23)

Amanda is an American Studies major in the College with a minor in English. She focuses on race and ethnic studies and visual and media culture, especially transmedia adaptations.