Alumni (Scholar)

Esther Walker

Betsey Gamble Feinour Jefferson Scholar
Warrenton, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2003)
J.D. Harvard University (2006)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


Madison House, Tutoring Program; Virginia Literary Review, staff member, short story publication; Cultural Programming Board Arts & Sciences Council, second year representative, treasurer, Financial Committee chair; Committee on University Programs Council and Student Activities Building; ENVISION Tutoring Program; Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa; English Honor Society co-president; Edgar J. Shannon Award; Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship; Golden Key International Honour Society; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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