Alumni (Scholar)

Kevin Cao

James Earle Sargeant - Seven Society Jefferson Scholar
Fairfax, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
M.S. University of Virginia (2018)


Asian Student Union, president; Minority Rights Coalition, board of directors; Engineering Students Without Borders, researcher; University Guide Service; Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED), project leader; Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, core group leader; Madison House, Latino and Migrant Aid volunteer; Sustained Dialogue; Vietnamese Student Association, officer; New Schools for New Orleans: Future of School Challenge, finalist; Clinton Global Initiative University; Jefferson Public Citizens, grant recipient; College Council, Minerva Grant recipient; Center for Global Health Scholar; Class of 2017 Trustees; Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership, fellow; Theological Horizons, Perkins Fellow; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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