Alumni (Scholar)

Joe Gay

Olsson Family Jefferson Scholar
Newport News, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2003)
M.S. London School of Economics (2006)
J.D. Harvard Law School (2009)


Third Year Council, Social Committee, Class Council Restructuring Committee; Second Year Council, Class Communications Committee chair; Resident Staff, senior advisor; Honor System: Honor Committee, honor advisor; School of Engineering and Applied Science representative; Madison House, Housing Improvement Program; Habitat for Humanity; Monroe Society; National Make a Difference Day; Golden Key International Honour Society; Raven Society; Tau Beta Pi; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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