Day Camp Staff

Gaby Matheu

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Will be studying Political Science at the University of Virginia

Fun fact: She’s never broken a bone!

 

Ramsey Smith

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Trinity Christian School

Fun fact: She plays volleyball and basketball for her high school!

 

Gabi Hansen

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Education at George Mason University

Fun fact: She has been cheering her entire life!

 

Mia Guebara

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Rising Junior at St. John’s High School

Fun fact: She was a camper at Congo for 8 years!

 

Sammie Auclair

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Student at University of Mary Washington

Fun fact: She has been with Congo since she was a camper in P1!

 

Noorah Aldaghlas

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Rising Junior at Justice High School (formerly JEB Stuart)

Fun fact: She was a camper for 5 years!

 

Rebecca Kindling

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Working towards her Masters in Elementary Education at George Mason University

Fun fact: She ran cross-country and track all four years of high school!

 

Grant Hayley

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Rising Senior at Falls Church High School

Fun fact: Plays baseball for his high school!

 

Joe Kaht

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Rising Junior at St. John’s College High School

Fun fact: He’s been at Congressional since P1!

 

EJ Gregorio

Years working at Congressional Camp: 6

Studying Business at Liberty University

Fun fact: She loves watching sunsets!

 

Truman Lisk

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Rising Junior at Washington-Lee High School

Fun fact: Plays the cello!

 

Hannah O’Malley

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Attending Virginia Tech in the Fall

Fun fact: Loves to run and play lacrosse!

 

Leo Proano

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Philosophy and Sociology at University of Bristol

Fun fact: He lived in Italy for the first 3 years of his life! Che grande!

 

Erin Horrigan

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Senior at Bishop O’Connell High School

Fun fact: She has red hair and blue eyes – a combination that only 1% of the world’s population has!

 

Julian Anderson

Years working at Congressional Camp: 5

Planning to attend George Mason University in the Fall

Fun fact: He has been a part of the Congressional family for 18 years!

 

Sophia-Cristelle Javier

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Falls Church High School

Fun fact: She has been diving her whole life!

 

Will Hajjar

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Biotechnology at James Madison University #godukes

Fun fact: He was interviewed by John Oliver on The Daily Show (many years ago)!

 

Mercy-Grace Francisco

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Health Administration at Old Dominion University

Fun fact: She’s 4 ft 11 in!

 

Spencer Collart

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Washington-Lee High School

Fun fact: He earned his Pilot’s License before his Driver’s License!

 

Lorenzo Proano

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Sociology and Statistics at University of Bristol

Fun fact: His parents have the same middle name!

 

Kevin Guillen

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Rising Junior at Bishop O’Connell High School

Fun fact: Favorite past time is going to trampoline parks!

 

Harrison McBride

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying International Politics at Georgetown University

Fun fact: He is passionate about running and biking!

 

Madeleine Cooper

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Yorktown High School

Fun fact: Has the voice of an angel, and uses it to sing in choir!

 

Julia Pisani

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Psychology at University of South Carolina

Fun fact: She was a student at Congressional School for 8 years. Go Colts!

 

Maddy Chichester

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Rising Senior at St. John’s High School

Fun fact: She was a camper for 5 years!

 

Sergio Jimenez

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Elementary Education at George Mason University

Fun fact: He is a pug enthusiast. Woof!

 

Emily Schloss

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Rising Senior at Chantilly High School

Fun fact: She collects pygmy goats. That IS fun!

 

Lauren Holmes

Years working at Congressional Camp: 5

Studying Environmental Studies and Geology at Oberlin College

Fun fact: LOVES volleyball!

 

Katie Joiner

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Senior at The Madeira School

Fun fact: Plays tennis; will one day be in the US Open (probably.. maybe)

 

Jessica Soforenko (photo coming soon!)

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Studying Data Analytics at Emory University

Fun fact: Classic Rock enthusiast!

 

Isaiah Bayliss

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Rising Senior at Bishop Ireton High School

Fun fact: He dreams of playing baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Mason Muskett

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Studying Interior Design at East Carolina University

Fun fact: She has 42 cousins

 

Amir Faris

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying International Affairs at Northern Virginia Community College

Fun fact: He can juggle 8 bowling pins at once! Talk about skill!

 

Hunter Hechtkopf

Years working at Congressional Camp: 5

Studying Public Relations at Radford University

Fun fact: He is the highest scoring player in his Laser Tag league

 

Jade Rossner

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Yorktown High School

Fun fact: She loves to play volleyball

 

Ally Van Balen

Years working at Congressional Camp: 6

Studying Elementary Education at Radford University

Fun fact: She has a pet dolphin that resides in Nassau, Bahamas

 

Caleb Hassell

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Justice High School

Fun fact: He was born in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Evan Seklecki

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Global Conservation at George Mason University

Fun fact: He once lived in an igloo for two months. Chilly!

 

Radith Mollah

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Washington-Lee High School

Fun fact: He walked away from a 70-ft fall, unscathed! Glad you’re okay, Radith!

 

Alex Konstantin

Years working at Congressional Camp: 10

Working towards his Master’s in Elementary Education from James Madison University

Fun fact: He is an air-bongo connoisseur.

 

Jordan Merkel

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Physical Therapy at George Mason University

Fun fact: He is currently working on a superhero novel to take down Marvel.

 

Levi Herrera

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Biology at George Mason University

Fun fact: He has a son named Oso. Oso has four legs.

 

Teddy Tesfaye

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech #gohokies

Fun fact: He once built a computer from scratch.

 

Maygan Melancon

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Studying Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fun fact: Jason Mraz taught her how to play the ukulele.

 

Clinton Anane

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Fun fact: He LOVES rap

 

 

Solongo Bayarmaa

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Studies at The College of William & Mary

Fun fact: She met Lebron James in 7th grade.

 

Dylan Van Balen

Years working at Congressional Camp: 10

Just graduated from Longwood University

Fun fact: He is a very good cook – giving Guy Fieri a run for his money.

 

Danah Esteban

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Physiology at George Mason University

Fun fact: Loves hiking and reading (but not at the same time).

 

Emily Baldez

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Senior in high school, and wants to attend Virginia Tech

Fun fact: She is a power lifter!

 

Clayton “Yogi” Hamburg

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studied Classic Acting at George Washington University

Fun fact: He has acted in Shakespearean Festivals all around the country. To thine own self be true!

 

Marife Baragano

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Biology and Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fun fact: She turned down an offer to play basketball in Europe to pursue a career in medicine.

 

Marem Atef

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Information Technology at George Mason University

Fun fact: She has been doing martial arts for 15 years!

 

Olivia Shawish

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Music and Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fun fact: Loves to hike and play cello (at the same time).

 

Raven Carter

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Studying Business Marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fun fact: She is a cheerleader at VCU. Go Rams!

 

Tanipa Thomas

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Studied School Counseling for K-12

Fun fact: She has a twin sister. Double trouble!

 

Katie Pacak

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2

Studying Kinesiology at the College of William & Mary

Fun fact: Basketball is her favorite sport! She likes the way she dribbles up and down the court!

 

Jeff Pineda

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Studying Advertising at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fun fact: He played soccer for his previous college.

 

Pat Reilly

Years working at Congressional Camp: 4

Studying Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State

Fun fact: He is a die hard Astros fan.

 

Nate Doehnert

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Studying Criminal Justice at Ohio State University

Fun fact: He has saved someone’s life!

 

Eric Creely

Years working at Congressional Camp: 6

Studying Finance and Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University

Fun fact: He’s an Eagle Scout. Tie those knots, Eric!

 

Pat Billett

Years working at Congressional Camp: 10

Working towards his Master’s in Secondary Education at Marymount University

Fun fact: He is fluent in German and movie quotes. His favorite movie is Heavyweights.

 

Lisa Humfelt

Years working at Congressional Camp: 3

Studying Drama Performance at Hofstra University

Fun fact: She used to work at the National Zoo.

 

Mira Gruber

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Psychology and Philosophy at JMU

Fun fact: She’s an identical triplet. Two’s company, but three’s a PARTY!

 

Molly Haugen

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Senior at Marshall High School

Fun fact: She loves hashbrowns more than anything!

 

Bailey Redler

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Rising Junior at Fairfax High School

Fun fact: She’s a fraternal twin!

 

Dami Alao

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1

Studying Psychology at Christopher Newport University

Fun fact: He has participated in numerous pole vaulting competitions!

 

Justin Tamayo

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as a lifeguard)

Studying Biomedical Engineering at Liberty University

Fun fact: He once bowled a 182!

 

Justin Muskett

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as a lifeguard)

Rising Senior at McLean High School

Fun fact: He is an avid jerky collector!

 

Max Maimone

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2 (as a lifeguard)

Rising Senior at St. Anselm’s Abbey School

Fun fact: He has been swimming longer than he has been walking. Part man, part fish!?!

 

Jack Walker

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as a lifeguard)

Studying Cognitive Neuroscience at Marquette University

Fun fact: He’s a freelance photographer and an aspiring model!

 

Kelly Menna

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as a lifeguard)

Rising Junior at Yorktown High School

Fun fact: Photography is her favorite hobby!

 

 

Jorelle Gregorio

Years working at Congressional Camp: 2 (as a lifeguard)

Rising Senior at Osborn Park High School

Fun fact: He is an aspiring architect, and a very talented guitar player!

 

Mia Buck

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as a lifeguard)

Studies at James Madison University

Fun fact: She IS Mamma Mia! Here she goes again!

 

Moses Gregorio

Years working at Congressional Camp: 1 (as Pool Director)

Studying Psychology

Fun fact: He loves biking, swimming, and playing basketball!