Alumni (Scholar)

Mary Beth Barksdale

James J. Bailey III Jefferson Scholar
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A. University of Virginia (2020)


Honor Committee, vice chair for education, honor education coordinator, support officer; Fourth Year Trustees; Madison House, Housing Improvement Program; Office of the Governor of Louisiana, intern; Louisiana Girls State, counselor; Women's Leadership Development Program; Jefferson Public Service Fellow; Museum of East German Daily Life, curator; Chi Omega, Greek Leadership Conference representative; Echols Scholar

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