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 majoring in American Studies and Theology. In addition to working on the Conference, she has served on the boards of Georgetown Right to Life, Catholic Women at Georgetown, and Campus Ministry Student Forum, and worked for Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life. Originally from West Amwell, New Jersey, Julia enjoys telling people how much better bagels and pizza are in her home state, as well as aggressively showing them pictures of her (very cute and very good) dog, Bernie.


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)
Director of Sponsorship

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-director of Outreach

Erica Lizza is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics. She hails from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and enjoys telling anyone who will listen about how amazing the Midwest is. Erica is the President of the Catholic Women at Georgetown and a Georgetown University Right to Life board member. In her free time, she can be found watching Parks and Recreation, reading for fun, or annoying Co-director of Outreach, MyLan Metzger, who is also her best friend.


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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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Hunter Estes (SFS '19)
Director of Press

Hunter Estes is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics and hails from the beautiful land of Potomac, Maryland. In addition to his role as press director, Hunter is the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, the president of Turning Point USA at Georgetown, and the student representative to the alumni Board of Governors. In his free time, Hunter enjoys reading the Constitution, complaining about "young people these days", and taking long walks on the beach. 

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Maria Bujwid (MSB '20)
Director of Hospitality

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.