Alumni (Scholar)

Sajeena Thomas

The Westend Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
B.A. University of Virginia (1998)
M.D. Johns Hopkins University (2002)
Washington University in Saint Louis (2006)
University of Minnesota (2009)
Professional Sector:
Healthcare Services


Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Indian Student Association, Culturefest and India Day participant; Bridges; SPIC-MACAY; Grace Christian Fellowship, drama team, Bible study; Student Council, CLAS representative, Student Health Advisory Committee, First Year Experience, Building Linkages representative, Chief-of-Staff, U.Va. 101 Task Force, Spirit Days, Sexual Assault Task Force, president; Student Legal Services representative, chair; Thomas Jefferson Award Selection Committee; Student Activities Committee; Newcomb Hall Grand Opening Committee; Student Health Insurance Committee; Christian Fellowship Council; Chattanooga Public/County Schools Smart Start, guest speaker; Multicultural Education Race, identity issues, panelist; SERVE, site leader; Grounds for Discussion, cast member, script writer; Asian Student Union, Issues Committee; Mosaic House, Interior Committee; University Montessori School, cultural workshop coordinator; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; undergraduate organometallic research; Recognition from Z Society; Raven Society, Raven Society Membership Committee, Raven Society Award; Thirteen Society; IMP Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; National Deans List; Echols Scholar

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