Alumni (Scholar)

Payvand Ahdout

Reginald S. and Julia W. Fleet Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Roslyn Heights, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (2010)
J.D. Columbia University in the City of New York (2013)
Professional Sectors:
Law/Legal Services


University Judiciary Committee, College of Arts and Sciences representative, Board of Visitors Diversity Council representative, counselor, Social Subcommittee chair, Issues Subcommittee, Executive Committee, Third Year Council, committee chair, Second Year Council, Academic Committee, First Year judge, First Year chair; Madison House, Tutoring Program; Abundant Life Ministries tutor; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; Sustained Dialogue; Hoos for Israel, AIPAC; Middle East Leadership Council, Community Involvement chair; Days on the Lawn; Sigma Delta, past president, president, Recruitment Committee; Monroe Society; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Raven-ODK First Year Award; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Lawn Resident; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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