Njoud Alkharji is a current Art student. Her major is Art in Fine Arts with minor in Ceramics. Her artwork and ceramics has been shown in several exhibitions. She interns as a gallery assistant in Torpedo Factory Art Center at Target Gallery, where she was involved in events and art exhibitions. After graduation in summer 2018, she plans to start her own business that incorporates art and ceramic. Her hobbies include shopping, discovering new businesses, and cafes. Njoud enjoys spending time with her family and friends. .

Lujain Alsulaimani is an English major.

Claire Barnum is a Business Administration major with a focus in Finance. Graduating in May 2018, she aspires to work as a financial analyst or manager and hopes to move to London within the next 5-10 years after studying abroad in the spring of 2017. Her hobbies include reading, working out, yoga, eating a vegan diet, spending time with her friends, and visiting her family and dog, Finn, in New Jersey.

Stephanie Downing is a criminal justice major with a research focus on terrorism analysis. She hopes to pursue a career in national security and/or the Foreign Service. Stephanie is from the island of O’ahu in Hawaii and enjoys hiking, Tahitian dance, and traveling around the world. 

Alex Kober is an Interior Design major with a minor in Art History. He has a passion for design and is intrigued by the ways in which people form relationships with their homes and personal objects. He hopes to one day own a small-business design firm specializing in residential and hospitality. Alex enjoys reading, going to art museums, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Noelle Larino is a Communication Major with a Minor in Public History. After graduating in 2020, Noelle plans to work in public programming for museums in the D.C area. Her interests include reading, writing articles for Marymount’s school newspaper, The Banner, and visiting local museums and historical sites around the country.

Diana (Betsy) Lizotte is a senior Writing major and French minor. She will attend American University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Fiction starting in the fall. Betsy is a retired Army veteran, mother of two young adults, and the spouse of an Army colonel. Her hobbies are SCUBA diving and snorkeling, walking in the woods, reading, and watching comedies, most of which she prefers to do with her family and three miniature dachshunds.

Bianca Thompson is a senior Fashion Merchandising major with a minor in Psychology. She is constantly surrounded by books, working both at the Marymount Reinsch Library and Barnes & Noble. Upon graduating, she hopes to attain a career in styling or fashion journalism. She enjoys writing, putting together outfits for her friends, watching movies of all genres, exploring different restaurants in the DMV, and contributing to her ever growing shoe collection.

Julia Torrico is a double major in Information Technology with a specialty in Cybersecurity & Networking, and English with a focus in Literature & Languages, and Philosophy minor. She spends her free time reading, playing video games, watching movies and TV shows, writing for fun, and finds time to be with her family and friends.


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