Alumni (Scholar)

Jack Brake

C.D.L. and M.T.B. Perkins Jefferson Scholar
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
B.A. University of Virginia (2018)
M.A. Tsinghua University (2019)


University Judiciary Committee, vice chair for trials, counselor, Sexual Assault Subcommittee, first year judge; Undergraduate Research Network, chair, senior officer; Seriatim Journal of American Politics, editor-in-chief, outreach editor; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, vice president, Debate and Oratory chair; EnAct Government Technology Project, founder; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, chancel choir; Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development; Madison House, Latino and Migrant Aid Program; University Singers; Chamber Singers; Echols Scholar; Beta Theta Pi Men of Principle Scholarship; Intermediate Honors; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Wyatt Summer Research Fellowship; Stevenson Prize for Best Politics Honors Thesis; Dean’s List; Phi Beta Kappa; Raven Society; Lawn resident; Giuliano Prize for Best Major in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese; Schwarzman Scholar 

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