Alumni (Scholar)

Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

Joseph R. Daniel Jefferson Scholar
Mclean, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2012)
M.A. Columbia University (2014)
Ph.D. The Graduate Center City University of New York (2019)


Charlottesville-Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pet adoption; Fourth Year Poetry Reading participant; Medieval Studies, undergraduate coordinator; published poet in “The Last Romantics”;  President Teresa Sullivan's Inauguration Poster Competition in Humanities, finalist; co-creator of yoga and wine appreciation series at local business Wine Made Simple; Livestrong Yoga, instructor; Spinning certified instructor; U.Va Transitions Program for Stress Management and Wellness, workshop leader; Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon; Day in the Life in-class tutor for English at Charlottesville High School; local musician, ukulele guerilla; Conservation Advocates; VISAS classroom consultant; U.Va Health Systems Club Red article author; Cavalier Daily, health and sexuality writer; Feminism Is For Everyone; Hoos Ready, Programs Committee; Madison House; Learning Needs and Evaluation Center, volunteer; U.Va Human Resources Department enrichment in yoga; U.Va. Aquatic and Fitness Center, instructor, trainer, group exercise fitness coordinator; Outstanding Participant Retention Award for Edge Yoga; U.Va's yoga program at Southeastern Collegiate Fitness Expo at the College of William and Mary, representative and presenter; Finger Family Award for historical research; Dean's List, Intermediate Honors

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