Alumni (Scholar)

Eric Xu

Roxanna and Ralph Joynes Jefferson Scholar
Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2019)


Virginia Review of Politics, founder, editor-in-chief; Raven Council, president; Academic Competition Club, president, captain; The Wilson Journal of International Affairs, editor-in-chief, managing editor, outreach chair; Charlottesville Debate League, head researcher; Miller Center of Public Affairs, Millennial Caucus Project co-chair, intern; Jazz Ensemble; Department of Politics, research assistant; International Relations Organization, Executive Board member; Echols Council, Echols Ambassador, volunteer coordinator, panelist; Moot Court Team; University Democrats; Madison House, Adopt-a-Grandparent; Jane Dittmar for Congress, field organizer, intern; Jefferson Public Service Fellow, co-chair, 6 Degrees Project chair; Echols Scholar; Honor Summer Fellow; Dean’s List; Raven Fellowship; Academic Competition Federation, four-time undergraduate All-Star; Quandt Fund for International Research Grant; Foreign Policy Association Essay Competition, first place; Intermediate Honors; Pi Sigma Alpha; Raven Society

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