Giacobbe Byrd

Giacobbe Byrd

Giacobbe Byrd

Case Supervisor, Friendship House
Georgetown University 2016
Major: English and Government
Fun Fact: Knows a great deal of the Hamilton soundtrack by heart.

What makes you laugh?

I love to (and am pretty easy to make) laugh. I am a huge fan of Comedy Bang! Bang! (both the podcast and the television show [but mostly the podcast]).

What do you like to do in your free time and why do you enjoy doing it?

Going to concerts, especially seeing new and local musicians, is one of my favorite things to do in my free time. Music inspires my own creative pursuits and it’s also a great way to see different parts of a new city.

Tell us something you’re looking forward to at your placement:

The opportunity to put the ideal of being a “person for and with others” into action. I have heard that saying throughout my 17 years of Jesuit education and have come to deeply value the philosophy that informs mission statements like it. At Friendship House, I will have the privilege to act upon this guiding phrase in the real world by being in solidarity with individuals at some of the most difficult times of their life. I look forward to serving them in the best, most empathetic way possible.

How did you choose your university and major?

I chose Georgetown because it is a globally-minded institution that emphasizes the importance of using one’s acquired knowledge to give back to her/his community. The English and Government courses that I took both inspired me, and provided me with the tools to live out the school’s social justice-oriented mission through a combination of my words and actions.