2018 Best & Brightest: Brittany Maupin, Georgetown University (McDonough)


Brittany Maupin

Georgetown University (McDonough)

Passionate person who travels, challenges herself academically and physically, and wants to change the world.”

Fun fact about yourself: I’m a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo

Hometown: Exton, PA

High School: West Chester B. Reed Henderson High School

Major: Marketing and Global Business Fellow

Minor: Economics

Favorite Business Course: Consumer Behavior

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College: Georgetown Yellow House (Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative) – House Resident; Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE) –Vice-President; Private Tutor; GU Entrepreneurship Club Alliance (ECA) – Living & Learning Community Representative; PwC – Smart Start Mentor, GU Real Estate Club – Member, Georgetown Advertising and Marketing Association (GAMA) – Member; Presenter to Accepted Students for 3 years.

Where have you interned during your college career?

Fabretto – Marketing Intern; Managua, Nicaragua; (PwC) Start Intern – Advisory; SPARK Business Academy – Segment Marketing & Sales Analyst, Oracle Corporation – Marketing Intern

Where will you be working after graduation? PwC, Management Consulting Associate

Who is your favorite professor? Professor [Ronald] Goodstein. He cares about his students, makes class extremely entertaining, and above all, is a good person.

What did you enjoy most about your business school? Meeting people from all around the world who are intellectually curious, motivated, and inspiring. My peers pushed me to be better.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? It is not going to be easy, but the benefits you’ll gain are well worth it. Go in prepared to work hard and learn a lot! As Councilwoman Blondell Reynold Brown said to me, “Prior proper planning prevents a poor performance.”

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be majoring in or studying…Psychology or International Relations.”

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? I was always told that “Business makes the world go round,” but it has been incredible witnessing the validity of that statement. The concepts of business are involved in every aspect of life. Regardless of field of work or study, having a basic knowledge of business is extremely beneficial. What surprised me the most was how grateful I would be to have selected that path applying to colleges as a senior in high school. The tools and knowledge I have gained as a business student are very useful, regardless of my career path.

Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college? My parents. Growing up in a household of entrepreneurs helped mold my love for business. My father, Michael Maupin, started his own company when I was young, and has been his own boss for as long as I can remember. I grew up learning the importance of leadership and dedication, and loved the idea of doing what I enjoy, the way I choose, and determining my own success. Infatuated by creativity and limitless possibilities, I decided early on that I would go into business, take over my family’s business, or maybe even start my own. Now a graduating senior, I am so grateful for making that choice, as I still share the same feelings I did when I was applying to school.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of?

Before College: Completing my Gold Award, KnowMIA (Malaria’s Impact Abroad). I created a project that focused on raising awareness about the impact of Malaria in Ghana. For my project, I worked with the Ambassador of Ghana, and went to different Rotary clubs presenting to members about the gravity of Malaria, even today. With my efforts, I was able to raise enough money to purchase 50 proper nets, which would save the lives of over 200 children and their families. I was only 17 at the time, and I was so proud of myself for seeing a problem and taking action to try and fix it. Moreover, this experience showed me that one person, regardless of age or experience, can make a difference.

During College: I created my own private tutoring business that has been quite successful on campus. This has been extremely rewarding because this business is where my passions align: My love for creation, business/entrepreneurship and helping others in some way. I have tutored numerous students over the past years at Georgetown, and it is remarkable to see them improve and know that I am actually making a difference.

If you were a dean for a day, what one thing would you change about the business school? I would focus on making it a more comfortable, diverse environment. Business schools in general struggle to keep minority students in the school, which is problematic as very important perspectives are missing from the classroom.

Which classmate do you most admire? One person who I admire incredibly is a friend I met freshman year, Indra Acharya. His story is unbelievable, having experienced more adversity by the age of five than most people will in their entire lifetime. However, he didn’t let that stop him. He came to the United States and has been nothing but successful, proudly taking a student leadership position for Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign. Indra managed to work 20-40 hours a week and still go to class full-time, which I still can’t comprehend. And above all, he is a caring human being, which is so important in the world we live in today.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? If I were to thank everyone, this would turn into an Oscars speech, with me just listing names! The truth is, I have been extremely fortunate to have so many people cheering for me and encouraging me. My peers and teachers in grade school were shockingly supportive, and the administration, professors, and my fellow classmates at Georgetown have continued to motivate and inspire me every single day. Additionally, my extended family was always uplifting my spirits with words of wisdom and empowerment. However, the people I have to thank the most are those that have been with me through everything: my family. My parents, brother, and grandparents have been my rock and have supported and loved me unconditionally all of my life. I would not be where I am, receiving this incredible honor, if it weren’t for them. They pushed me and consoled me; they congratulated me and taught me. I am eternally grateful. To reiterate, this was a communal effort. I have achieved my success, yes because of hard work, but also for having such a strong support system. I wholeheartedly believe that it takes a village.

What would your theme song be? It’s not an actual song, but “Just keep swimming” by Dory from Finding Nemo. To me it just means to keep going. Nothing in life is perfect and when adversity hits, you have to deal with it and keep moving along. I think it’s a great attitude to have.

What are the top two items on your bucket list? Scuba diving and travel to all 7 continents before I’m 25.

Favorite book: Of Mice and Men

Favorite movie: Avatar

Favorite vacation spot: I don’t have a favorite; I love to keep seeing new places!

What are your hobbies? Health & Fitness, Traveling, hiking/adventure

What made Brittany such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2018?

“Brittany embodies the ideal Georgetown McDonough student. If there is an activity in McDonough, you can bet that Brittany has not only done it, but excelled at it. From her selection as a Global Business Fellow, to her participation in our Barcelona summer study abroad program, to her internship with the Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Nicaragua, Brittany is truly the epitome of a well-rounded student. She is dynamic and engaging, and was selected as one of our featured student speakers at our admitted students weekends this year.

Brittany also has lived in the Entrepreneurial Living and Learning community as a first-year and is now living in the Yellow House, a residential upperclassmen space to foster an entrepreneurial community on Georgetown’s campus. She studied abroad for a semester in Quito, Ecuador, and has engaged in undergraduate research with a McDonough faculty member.

Overall, Brittany is a student who is not afraid to challenge herself, to take academic and personal risks, and to pursue the activities she is most passionate about both in and out of the classroom. Brittany impresses me with her dedication to her coursework and extracurriculars as well as her passion for helping others. Between all of her numerous commitments, Brittany makes the time to tutor fellow Hoyas in numerous subjects, giving back to her peers and enriching our academic community here at Georgetown McDonough.”

Daniel Minot
Senior Associate Director
Undergraduate Programs (Georgetown McDonough)



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