Alumni (Scholar)

Jen Silvers

Holton-Arms School/Landon School Jefferson Scholar
Bethesda, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (2005)
M.A. Columbia University in the City of New York (2007)
Ph.D. Columbia University in the City of New York (2013)
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Webb House Council; Second Year Council; Third Year Council, Outreach Committee; Ivanhoe Road Community Service Program, co-president; Delta Delta Delta, president; Sororities and Feminism Forum, co-coordinator; University Democrats; Class of 2005 Trustee, Communications Committee; Psychology lab research assistant; G.U.T.S.; A.W.A.K.E., Violence Against Women Awareness co-chair; SERVE site leader; Iris, marketing and fi ction writer committees’ intern; Women’s Health Festival publicity chair; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Harrison Fellowship recipient; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Order of Omega; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; Golden Key International Honour Society; IMP Society; Raven Society; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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