Alumni (Scholar)

Maria Pulzetti

The Elson Jefferson Scholar
North Andover, Massachusetts
B.A. University of Virginia (1999)
J.D. Yale Law School (2006)


Charlottesville/University Symphony Orchestra, violinist; Chamber Music, violinist; Camerata Rotunda; Madison House, Boosters Program, Alternative Spring Break, site leader, program director, Day Care volunteer; National Organization for Women, Workshop Educators Committee; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Union, vice president, Lavender Ribbon Award; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Helpline volunteer; Student Council, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Affairs Committee, chair, 1997-98 Most Outstanding Committee Chair; Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Committee; National Day of Silence, founder and co-chair; Synergy: A Women's Literary Magazine, staff; Women on Grounds; Washington D.C. Youth Pride Day, keynote speaker; I997 Campus-Based Civil Rights Initiative Award; Russian House resident; Slavic Department Honors; Recognition by Society of the Sound and Fury, Order of the Rook; Center for Russian and East-European Studies Graduate Student Conference in April 1999, presenter; Z Society First Year Recognition; Phi Eta Sigma First Year Honor Society; Raven Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Lawn resident; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; History/Russian Language and Literature Distinguished Majors Program

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