Alumni (Scholar)

Parisa Sadeghi

Joseph R. Daniel Jefferson Scholar
Alexandria, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2016)
J.D. Harvard University (2021)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


Charlottesville Debate League, founder and president; Department of Economics teaching fellow; Minority Rights Coalition, chair; Class of 2016, vice president, 2014-15; Student Council Legislative Affairs Committee, co-chair; Miller Center Undergraduate Research Fellow; Second Year Council, Dinner Series Committee, co-chair; First Year Council, Academic and Career Development Committee, co-chair; Institute for World Languages, student representative; Honor Committee, counsel; TEDxUVA, sponsorship committee; University Guide Service; Balz-Dobie Association Council;  University Democrats, first year liaison; University Judiciary Committee, educator; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Jefferson Public Citizens Award; Fulbright Scholar; Duncan Clark Hyde Academic Achievement Award in Economics; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Raven Society; Dean's List; Echols Scholar  

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