Alumni (Scholar)

Laura Nelson

Thanksgiving Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Dedham, Massachusetts
B.A. University of Virginia (2011)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2012)


Flash Seminars, creator, organizer; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow, lead fellow; Engage UVA Newsletter, co-creator and editor; “Talk is Cheap” discussion series, creator; Student Council, Public Service Committee founder and chair; University and Community Action for Racial Equity Project; Outdoor Recreation Center, hike leader; Sexual Assault Board member; varsity field hockey (2007-08); U.Va. Club Ice Hockey; 2009 ACC Leadership Conference; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Robert Kent Gooch Scholarship; Institute for Practical Ethics Scholarship; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Lawn Resident; Rhodes Scholar; Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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