2023 Hoya Saxa Weekend Planning Committee

Committee Co-Chair’s

Alyssia Thomas, COL’24

Alyssia is a junior from sunny Phoenix, Arizona! They are a student in the College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Technology, Ethics, and Society. Alyssia is one of our amazing co-chairs running Hoya Saxa Weekend this year! Outside of HSW,  they are the Residential Director of the Black House. Some of the other things they are involved in are H*yas for Choice, QPOC, BLF, BSA, Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP),  and Peer Advising with the College Dean’s Office. Alyssia loves all things art, exploring, and strategies! They are very outgoing and love to meet new people, with hopes that they can build stronger communities here at Georgetown!

Anndy Serrano-Marcillo, COL’23

My name is Anndy Serrano Marcillo and I’m a junior in the College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Public Health (also trying to see if I can major in WGST). I want to go into Public health and look into how healthcare can be inaccessible to low-income neighborhoods in urban cities. I’m originally from The Bronx in NYC (you know the vibes), and I consider it home and I definitely want to go back to NYC when I graduate. I’m involved in ESCAPE, QPOC, and Baile Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown as well as CURA (pre-orientation). I attended Hoya Saxa weekend in 2019, and in my free time, I meditate, read, watch sitcoms, play Pokemon, and FaceTime my dog Luna.

Events Coordinators

Briana Valle, COL’23

Briana is a senior in the college of arts and science majoring in psychology and minoring in cognitive science and disability studies. They are from El Monte, California and miss the food! Briana works at the Disability Cultural Initiative, and is a research assistant in a child development lab, the Early Learning Project. In that past they were involved in Hoyas For Immigrant Rights, the Cawley Career Education Center, and Jumpstart. Briana loves astrology and looks forward to meeting all the HSW kids!

Jaden Cobb, COL’25

Jaden is a Sophomore in the college studying Government with minors in Economics and Computer Science. He is from just outside of Atlanta, GA. Jaden serves as the Hoya Saxa Weekend Events Co-Coordinator. In his free time, Jaden likes to watch sports, play chess, try new restaurants, and watch tv. On campus, Jaden is a part of BSA, GUSA, Chess Club, and the MSB Tech Center.

Publicity Coordinators

Sam Chang, SFS’26

Sam Chang (He/They) is a freshman in the SFS majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs through the Computer Science track. He was born and raised in New York but now lives in Fort Lee, NJ. On campus, you’ll find him in anything related to QPOC, GJIA, Prison Outreach, the Caravel, and of course, HSW 🙂 Off campus, they’ll be definitely at a cafe or museum. He attended HSW as a high school senior, and is so excited to meet the next HSW class of 2027!

Thalia Zuniga-Davila, COL’24

My name is Thalia Zuniga-Davila, she/they/ella/elle. I am a junior in the college double majoring in Justice and Peace Studies and History. I am from Reynosa, Mexico, and from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. I am one of the publicity coordinators for HSW. I am also involved with different affinity groups, such as the Latine Leadership Forum, LLF, and the Minority Pre-Law Association, MPLA. I am also a research leader at the CSJ’s Prison Outreach. I am excited to help incoming students feel more comfortable, and to create an inclusive atmosphere that encourages self-expression and community! 

Hosting Coordinators

Aiai Price-Smith, COL

Aiai (pronouns: she/her) is studying Biology of Global Health and minoring in Disability Studies on the pre-health track. She committed to Georgetown University after attending her 2020 virtual Hoya Saxa Weekend and is excited to come back and be part of the committee this year. Aiai is on the board of Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (GUMAPS) where she works to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations to Georgetown students specifically around health topics. She is also a leader on the ESCAPE first-year retreat team and she loves mentorship. She is excited to meet the next group of prospective Hoyas! 

Paula Guerra, COL’23

Paula Guerra is a senior in the College studying Government & Women & Gender Studies. She is proudly from Santa Ana, California, and constantly misses the sunny weather. Paula is also a first-generation college student and is a proud Community Scholar and GSP Scholar. On campus, Paula is Treasurer and a dancer for Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Georgetown, a mentor under the Georgetown Scholars Program, and she has been involved in the Hoya Saxa Weekend Committee for the past four years. When she is not in class or club meetings, she loves to eat Chipotle chicken burritos and watch anime.

Transportation Coordinators

Kevin Villafranca, MSB’23

Kevin is a senior in the Mcdonough School of Business double majoring in Finance and Marketing. Kevin is originally from Brownsville, TX which is just along the southern border of the U.S. He is currently the Resident Director of Casa Latina supervising administrative and logistical aspects of the house, and maintains the Casa Latina budget. Outside of Casa Kevin has been involved in several organizations including, DC Schools Project, Hoya Saxa Weekend, PwC’s Smart Start, and is a co-founder of Georgetown’s first minority student-owned investment fund in BlackGen Capital. He is also a fellow GSPer and CSPer! During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, playing video games, and hanging with friends

Mya Saint-Louis, COL’25

Mya (she/they) is a sophomore in the College from Miramar, Florida majoring in Computer Science. They are a GSPer, and they are  involved in clubs such as ColorStack Hoyas, which is dedicated to increasing Black and Brown representation in the tech industry. Outside of Georgetown, they are a member of the national ColorStack chapter as well as Rewriting the Code, an organization dedicated towards supporting women and non-binary pursuing careers in the tech industry. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, reading, and collecting manga and lego sets!

Outreach Coordinators

Verenice Velazquez Mendieta, COL’23

Verenice is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Justice and Peace Studies and double minoring in Sociology and Spanish. Verenice is Mexican-American and is originally from San Jose, California. On campus, Verenice is involved as the co-director and co-choreographer of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown and as a coordinator for DC Schools Project, an English language tutoring program under Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice.

Logistics Coordinators

Andrea Li, SFS’26

Andrea (she/her) is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service studying Culture & Politics. She was born and raised in New York City, home to the world’s most perfect skyline. Having just attended Hoya Saxa Weekend in 2022, Andrea is beyond excited to be serving on the Hoya Saxa Committee this year. At Georgetown, Andrea is a cheerleader (aka a D1 half-lete) and involved in the Asian American Student Association, Georgetown Scholars Program, and Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, she loves working out, spending time with friends, and puzzling.

Regebe Bekele, COL’26

Regebe (she/her) is from Arlington, VA and is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Biology. On campus, she is involved with the Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association (EESA), the Biology Department Committee on Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (JEDI), DC Reads, and is a proud GSPer! In her free time, she loves watching k-dramas, listening to music, and spending time with friends. She previously attended HSW in 2022 and is excited to meet the class of 2027!