Alumni (Scholar)

Ryan Bartels

Ralph C. Wilson Jefferson Scholar
Buffalo, New York
B.S. University of Virginia (2016)
Professional Sectors:
Healthcare Services
Military & Protective Services


Virginia Team Handball Club, founder and president; Beta Gamma Sigma, chief financial officer; Catholic Student Ministries; Global Markets Group; Madison House, Westminster Daycare Center, Hot Shots soccer coach; Veconlab; Moneythink, executive board; Young Americans for Freedom, chief editor; Alternative Investment Fund, chief marketing officer; Undergraduate Economics Teaching Fellow; Virginia Advocate, senior editor; Virginia Men's Rowing; Virginia Rifle and Pistol Club; College Republicans; Creating Assets Savings and Hope, volunteer; Cavalier Academic Support Team Economics, tutor; Intramural Sports, referee; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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