Alumni Spotlight: Mythili Rao, JS '05, featured in current issue of U.Va. Magazine

May 21, 2015

Mythili Rao graduated from U.Va. in 2005 as a Jefferson Scholar and a double major in English Literature and Political and Social Thought. Today she is a writer and book reviewer for the Daily Beast and Newsweek. Read Mythili’s complete interview with U.Va. Magazine here.


Mythili Rao

Jefferson Scholars Alumni Scholar



The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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