Alumni (Scholar)

Macy Early

Paradis Family Jefferson Scholar
Lexington, Kentucky
B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
Other (Graduate) University of Virginia (2017)
Professional Sector:
Healthcare Services


Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, core group leader; Sustained Dialogue, vice chair of external events, moderator; Charlottesville Free Clinic, volunteer nurse and administrative aid; Southern Albemarle Family Practice, volunteer nurse and administrative aid; Charlottesville Community Church, member, volunteer, and community feast liaison; Youth Inspire, pediatric oncology volunteer; Mission of Hope Bolivia, office and medical clinic volunteer; Madison House: PB&J Fund, volunteer; Jefferson Public Service Fellows; TEDxUVa, Speaker's Committee; State Farm Youth Advisory Board, Communications and Community Safety Committees, chair; Women's Health Virginia, research volunteer; Pregnancy Center of Central Virginia and HOPE on Grounds, volunteer and counselor-in-training; Duncan Clark Hyde Award for Academic Achievement in Economics; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List, Echols Scholar

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