Alumni (Scholar)

Carolyn Pelnik

Virginia and Alfred L. Munkres Jefferson Scholar
Richmond, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2013)
M.P.P. University of Virginia (2013)
M.A. University of Virginia (2018)
Professional Sector:


Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Engineering Students Without Borders, academic chair; Rodman Council, co-president, networking chair; Spectra Engineering and Applied Science Research Journal, community outreach chair, treasurer, student editorial board; Madison House, high school tutor; Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Community Service Fraternity, midweek service leader, brotherhood project chair; U.Va. in Lyon, summer study abroad; Global Ingenuity 21: U.Va. Engineering in Braunschweig, summer study abroad; Ford Lab, environmental engineering researcher, chemical engineering research trainee; Core Four; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow; Days on the Lawn; Darden Entrepreneurship Cup: Trophy Design Challenge winning team; SEAS Policy Internship Program, French Embassy intern; American Chemical Society Conference, colloidal chemistry presenter; University of Virginia Guatemala Initiative; Jefferson Public Citizens Grant, graduate mentor for women's agribusiness education project in Tanzania, potable water survey in Guatemala, GIS in Guatemala Project; Jefferson Trust Foundation Grant; Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant; Davis Projects for Peace, grant recipient; Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship; Presidential Poster Symposium, presenter; ; Dean's List; Rodman Scholar

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