Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life

The largest collegiate pro-life conference in the nation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Our Twentieth Annual Conference

Conference Board


Julia Greenwood (COL '19)

Julia Greenwood is a senior in the College studying Theology and American Studies.  She is very passionate about New Jersey pizza; her (very cute and very good) dog, Bernie; and snuggling with her (very cute and very snuggly) baby nephew.


Madeleine Ostertag (COL '21)

Madeleine Ostertag is a sophomore from Darien, CT, majoring in Comparative Literature with a concentration on English and French. After volunteering at the 2018 Conference, Madeleine is excited to be joining this year’s board. Outside of the Conference, she has previously served on the Georgetown Right to Life board and is the current spiritual chair of Catholic Women at Georgetown. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys runs to the Monuments with her friends and reminiscing about Florentine gelato from her summer abroad.

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Amelia Irvine (COL '19)
Sponsorship Coordinator

Amelia Irvine is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Government and Economics. She hails from sunny Phoenix, Arizona, so she enjoys complaining about the lack of sun in D.C. and singing the praises of Governor Doug Ducey. In addition to fundraising for the conference, Amelia is involved with Georgetown Right to Life and Love Saxa. In her free time, Amelia likes to harangue The Hoya for media bias and stalk Paul Ryan on all of his social media platforms. 

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Erica Lizza (SFS '19)
Co-Coordinator of Outreach

Erica Lizza is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics and pursuing a certificate in Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs. A proud Midwesterner, she hails from Gross Pointe, Michigan. Erica serves as the President of Catholic Women at Georgetown, a campus ministry group focused on helping college women grow in faith and friendship. In her limited free time, she can be found reading for fun, swimming laps, or excitedly pointing out cute dogs she sees on campus.


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MyLan Metzger (COL '19)
Director of the Mass for Life

MyLan Metzger is a senior from Rockville, Maryland, majoring in Theology and Government and minoring in Education, Inquiry, and Justice.  She is super thrilled to be on the board of the Cardinal O'Connor Conference for her third and final time.  For the past two years, MyLan has served as the co-director of outreach but is excited to transition to the Mass for Life.  Outside of the Conference, MyLan helps organize volunteers and set-up at the 9:30pm Sunday Mass at Georgetown, works as a resident assistant, and interns for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the USCCB.  She is interested in Catholic social teaching, books of any sort, knitting, and everything produced by Bishop Robert Barron.

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Luke Lamey (SFS '21)
Press Coordinator

Luke Lamey is a sophomore from Boise, Idaho, studying International Politics in the School of Foreign Service.  In addition to working on the Cardinal O’Connor Conference board, Luke is a project manager for Innovo Consulting, social chair for the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund.  When in Idaho, you can find Luke in the Rockies, on the rivers, or on the seemingly endless mountain bike trails.  In D.C., he enjoys exploring the city and finding the next best coffee spot.  He could not be more excited to work with the press for this year’s conference!

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Maria Bujwid (MSB '20)
Hospitality Coordinator

Maria Bujwid is a junior in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She enjoys eating a vast assortment of green tea flavored foods and beverages, and finds it difficult to write her own biographies for things of this nature. She couldn't be more excited to serve her second year as the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life’s Hospitality Coordinator.

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Melvin Thomas (COL '18)
Director of the Mass for Life

Melvin Thomas is a senior from Staten Island, New York. He is in the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Government and Russian, with a minor in Economics. He is the first person ever to have served on the Cardinal O’Connor Conference Board every year of his undergraduate career. Besides serving as the Conference’s Mass for Life Director for the second year in a row, he works at Georgetown’s Intercultural Center, serves as the vice president of Right to Life, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding. He speaks a total of four languages and cannot restrain himself from singing along to “Closer” by The Chainsmokers whenever it comes on. Although the thought of having to leave Georgetown isn’t one he likes to entertain, Melvin is very excited for senior year.

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Havens Clark (COL '20)
Volunteer Coordinator

Havens is a junior in the College on a pre-medical track. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Havens is all too familiar with DC’s sporadic weather of snow in March and shorts-weather in December. In addition to serving as Volunteer Coordinator for the Conference, Havens is the president of Right to Life, a member of Catholic Women at Georgetown, and a tutor at Duke Ellington High School through GUMSHOE. On any given day, Havens can be found working (fooling around) at the Library’s circulation desk, frequenting coffee shops for banana nut muffins and vanilla lattes, and finding excuses to bake cookies. In her free time, Havens runs a healthy recipe blog, SkinnySweetTreats, where she feeds (*pun intended*) her sweet tooth through the creation of over 300 original recipes.