Alumni (Scholar)

Ava Baker

Holbert L. Harris Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Arlington, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
J.D. Yale University (2010)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


University Judiciary Committee, First Year judge, counselor; Resident Staff, resident assistant; Monroe Society; Sustained Dialogue, chair, vice chair, moderator; Undergraduate Research Network; Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Policy and Leadership Conference; Offi ce for Diversity and Equity, Bias Review and Advisory Subcommittee; U.Va. Health System Symposium on Race and Society, Film Festival Committee; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow; Madison House, Abundant Life Ministries tutor; Offi ce of African-American Affairs Longevity of Excellence Award; Lantern Society Recognition; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Jerome H. Holland Scholarship; Raven Society; Lawn Resident; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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