Madison Smither

Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation Jefferson Scholar
New Orleans, Louisiana


Department of Economics, undergraduate teaching fellow, independent research, research assistant;  Madison House, From Student to Scientist director, Youth Mentoring co-director, IMPACT National Conference Student Planning Committee; Independent Research, biochemistry and molecular genetics; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Conference, presenter; Kappa Alpha Theta; Echols Scholar; Marshall Jevons Undergraduate Research Fund; College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Scholarship; Nature's Research Innovating Science Award

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