Alumni (Scholar)

Leah Coates

Brockenbrough Family Jefferson Scholar
Colonial Beach, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2014)
Professional Sector:


The Jefferson Round, founder and coordinator; Highland Support Project, Board of Directors; Social Entrepreneurship Initiative; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; La Casa Bolivar; U.Va. Club Cross Country, executive; Global Development Organization, research chair; Jefferson Public Citizens Grant; Alternative Spring Break; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; Madison House, Bridging the Gap; Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Marshall Jevons Fund Grant, Institute for Practical Ethics Summer Internship Grant; Intermediate Honors; Deans List; Echols Scholar

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