Margaret Grace Haltom

Yvonne S. Dobbs Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2018
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee


Smithsonian Gardens Green Ambassadors, co-founder; Emerging Environmental Leaders (EEL) Panama, co-founder; Virginia Mock Trial; Triathlon Team; Resident Advisor; Smithsonian Institution Gardens, education and outreach intern; Earth Train Panama, intern; Madison House, Board of Directors, Latino and Migrant Aid, program director; U.Va. Global Sustainability Initiative, project leader; New York Times’ Food For Tomorrow Conference, U.Va. representative; HackCville; Senior Resident of Balz-Dobie; Boys and Girls Club, After School, garden teacher; Public Service Fellows; John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, researcher; University Singers; Alternative Spring Break, San Francisco, CA; Regional Mock Trial Championship, Outstanding Witness Award; National Mock Trial Championship, 3rd Place; 2014 Fall Scholar Award and Grant, College Council; Triathlon Nationals Team; Smithsonian Intern Award; Jefferson Public Citizens, Grant Recipient; College Council Minerva Award; Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, Summer Research Award; Global Clinton University Initiative; Dee Family Global Scholar; Dean’s List, Echols Scholar

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