Alumni (Fellow)

William Becker

Macfarlane Family Fellow
Class: 2017
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
B.A. University of Oklahoma (2011)

Buzz hails from Houston, TX where he was working for a large energy company and serving as an Infantry Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. Since arriving in Charlottesville, Buzz has quickly become involved on grounds and in the community at large. An active member in the local political sphere and the Darden LGBT community, Buzz is working to improve resources and general awareness for the transgender community. Buzz was selected to serve as Diversity Rep for his Darden section and will serve on DSA Exec as the Student Council VP. He will also serve as VP of Allyship for Pride at Darden. Buzz will spend his summer in three phases: 1) Traveling to Budapest, Stockholm, and Iceland for a Global Business Experience 2) Summer Annual Training with the Virginia National Guard at Ft Pickett 3) Interning at CustomerFirst Renewables in their business development group just outside D.C.

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