Kayla Auletto (MPP ‘16)
Program Coordinator, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service
Kayla manages all aspects of Career Programming, including: Career Chats, the HIPPSter* (Hoyas in Politics and Public Service) series, Career Workshops, employer site visits, and manages online career resources and networks for the GU Politics community.
She also oversees the GU Politics Mentorship Program, which pairs students and practitioners for one semester with the goal of connecting students with leaders in politics and public service.
Kayla was herself a member of the inaugural Student Advisory Board while pursuing a Master of Public Policy during the 2015-2016 academic year. A 2016 graduate of the McCourt School of Public Policy, Kayla served as the Co-Director of the Policy Innovation Lab, an organization that convenes the talents of students, faculty, and the local community to tackle policy issues in the DC area through a human-centered design approach.
She previously worked in the Office of Social Innovation at The White House and with the Council on Foundations, supporting the work of the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to address systemic social issues. Kayla is a graduate of the University of Michigan and enjoys creating engaging programs for GU Politics and continuing to explore the important intersection of public service and politics.
Director of Programming, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service
Prior to joining the Institute, Jennie served for five years in the Obama White House as Special Assistant to the President for Management and Administration and Director of the Office of White House Personnel.
Working primarily on the process and operations of the White House staffing structure, Jennie also had the opportunity to contribute to White House policies pertaining to work-life balance and other effective workplace policies. She also served as one of the primary staffers on the White House transition process in 2017.
Prior to the White House, Jennie was the Legislative Director for Steven Tolman at the Massachusetts State House. She began her career on Capitol Hill working on Senator Ted Kennedy’s Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee.
Jennie holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.
Hanna Hope (S ‘18)
Chief of Staff, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service
A U.S. Senate campaign veteran and nonprofit professional, Hanna Hope is the Chief of Staff for Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.
A key member of the team that grew the Georgetown Institute into a respected place for public service and politics, Hanna manages the Institute’s operations, works closely with its Advisory Board members, and coordinates development and fundraising efforts. Her work as Chief of Staff combines her passions for politics and management.
Hanna hails from Atlanta, GA, where she previously worked on Michelle Nunn’s US Senate campaign. She was also involved with several nonprofits there.
She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and is now getting her Executive Master’s in Global Strategic Communications at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies. In her spare time, Hanna can be found cooking for friends and family, reading up a storm, and hiking.
Hanna finds great joy in spending time with smart and passionate Georgetown students, and knows without a shadow of a doubt that she has the best job imaginable.
Office Assistant, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service
As office assistant at the Institute, Jennifer brings four years of experience working in logistics and operations in film, television, and politics.
She loves making sure the smallest details are taken care of in order to ensure success, and is ready to spring into action when they dont. As a first-generation college graduate of Marquette University, she is excited to be back on a Jesuit campus to support Georgetown students along their journey on the Hilltop.