Alumni (Scholar)

Jessica Kelly

Roby and Louise C. Robinson Jefferson Scholar
Atlanta, Georgia
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
J.D. Rutgers University (2007)


Shakespeare on the Lawn; Madison House, Helpline; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, president, vice president, two-time best serious debater; Annual Smith Simpson Debate on Diplomacy winner, Washington Society representative; American Parliamentary Debate Association; Johns Hopkins University Debate Tournament, first novice and third team; Georgetown University Debate Tournament, first novice; Swarthmore College Debate Tournament, first novice, second speaker, and second team; College of William and Mary Debate Tournament, top team; New York University Debate Tournament, second team; 2001 National Debate Tournament, top novice speaker and fourth novice of the year; 2002 National Debate Tournament, sixth in team rankings; member of first team from U.Va. to be invited to World Debating Championships; Monroe Society host; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union, vice president; Campus for Choice secretary; Learning Needs Evaluation Center volunteer; Reader for the Blind and Dyslexic; Applied Behavior Analysis tutor; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Dean’s List

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