GU Mock Trial Board

Brendan Ferguson, Senior - President   Brendan is a senior from Darien, Connecticut pursuing a major in International Politics with a concentration in International Law in the School of Foreign Service. Currently serving as President, he joined the team when coming to Georgetown as a transfer sophomore, and he received an All-American Witness Award at the National Championship Tournament this past year. He is deeply interested in foreign affairs, political theory, and economic development.

Brendan Ferguson, Senior - President

Brendan is a senior from Darien, Connecticut pursuing a major in International Politics with a concentration in International Law in the School of Foreign Service. Currently serving as President, he joined the team when coming to Georgetown as a transfer sophomore, and he received an All-American Witness Award at the National Championship Tournament this past year. He is deeply interested in foreign affairs, political theory, and economic development.

Austin Upshaw, Junior - Vice President   Austin is a Junior majoring in Government. While he was raised in Dallas, Texas, he was born in Austin, so you can (sort of) say he is Austin from Austin. This is his third year as a member of Georgetown Mock Trial, and he is currently serving as the organization's Vice President. When he isn't developing his fake lawyer persona, you can be sure he is developing his  dad  persona through literally everything he says and does.

Austin Upshaw, Junior - Vice President

Austin is a Junior majoring in Government. While he was raised in Dallas, Texas, he was born in Austin, so you can (sort of) say he is Austin from Austin. This is his third year as a member of Georgetown Mock Trial, and he is currently serving as the organization's Vice President. When he isn't developing his fake lawyer persona, you can be sure he is developing his dad persona through literally everything he says and does.

 
Kaarish Maniar, Senior - Treasurer   Kaarish is a Senior in the College majoring in Government with minors in Philosophy and Economics. Currently serving his second term as Treasurer, Kaarish has previously captained and has several years of mock trial experience. He comes from the nation's greatest state, Connecticut, and is passionate about antitrust policy. Outside of GUMT, you can find Kaarish sipping an Earl Grey Lavender in the Bioethics Library or pretending to be productive while snacking on Almonds in Lau 2. After graduating, Kaarish plans to pursue a career in Antitrust law, first as an attorney and perhaps later as a professor.

Kaarish Maniar, Senior - Treasurer

Kaarish is a Senior in the College majoring in Government with minors in Philosophy and Economics. Currently serving his second term as Treasurer, Kaarish has previously captained and has several years of mock trial experience. He comes from the nation's greatest state, Connecticut, and is passionate about antitrust policy. Outside of GUMT, you can find Kaarish sipping an Earl Grey Lavender in the Bioethics Library or pretending to be productive while snacking on Almonds in Lau 2. After graduating, Kaarish plans to pursue a career in Antitrust law, first as an attorney and perhaps later as a professor.

Ross Snyder, Senior - Director of Logistics   Ross Snyder is a senior in the college who is a double majoring in history and government. He serves as the Director of Logistics on the executive board and was captain of the B team his freshman year. He is also the president of GU-ACLU and a member of College Dems. Ross is from Denver, Colorado and is an avid fan of Corgis and all things grassy.

Ross Snyder, Senior - Director of Logistics

Ross Snyder is a senior in the college who is a double majoring in history and government. He serves as the Director of Logistics on the executive board and was captain of the B team his freshman year. He is also the president of GU-ACLU and a member of College Dems. Ross is from Denver, Colorado and is an avid fan of Corgis and all things grassy.

Abigail Hartz, Sophomore - Secretary   Abby is a sophomore in the College, currently an undecided major, but thinking about majoring in government or history with a potential minor in psychology. She is from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which is about 45 minutes away from Scranton (yes, The Office!), and she absolutely loves Philadelphia. When she's not at mock trial or doing homework, you can find her looking for restaurants to try, watching crime shows on Netflix, or making midnight Epi runs.

Abigail Hartz, Sophomore - Secretary

Abby is a sophomore in the College, currently an undecided major, but thinking about majoring in government or history with a potential minor in psychology. She is from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which is about 45 minutes away from Scranton (yes, The Office!), and she absolutely loves Philadelphia. When she's not at mock trial or doing homework, you can find her looking for restaurants to try, watching crime shows on Netflix, or making midnight Epi runs.