Alumni (Scholar)

Shadi Kourosh

Farish Family Jefferson Scholar
Duncanville, Texas
B.A. University of Virginia (2003)
M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2009)


Bahá’i Association, Council chair; Arts & Sciences Council; Madison House; Children of Abraham Institute of Religious Ethics and Foreign Policy, researcher; International Relations Organization; U.Va. Model United Nations Conference XIX, Economic and Financial Committee; Virginia Model United Nations Conference; U.Va.’s first annual undergraduate Research Symposium, Coordinating Committee chair; U.Va. Unity Week, Racial Healing Workshop Committee; Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience; Undergraduate Research Network, co-founder, chair; Interfaith Council, founder, facilitator; Resident Staff; Echols Council, Echols Tutoring Program; Echols Expeditions, creator, Coordinating Committee chair; Equestrian Team; President’s All University Retreat undergraduate representative; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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