Alumni (Scholar)

Katie White

William Fownes Blue Family Jefferson Scholar
Owings Mills, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
M.A. University of Virginia (2010)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2014)


Madison House, Big Sibling Program; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union provisional chair; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, president, historian; International Relations Organization historian; Fortnightly Literary Magazine, literary and layout editor; University of Virginia Press, marketing intern; Waggenheim Memorial Scholarship in English; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key International Honour Society; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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