Matt Sonnenblick, JS ’20, reflects on his time as a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va.

May 21, 2020

Matt Sonnenblick, the Minor Family Jefferson Scholar, shares how he came to the decision to move across country and attend U.Va. and reflects on his four years at the University.


Matt Sonnenblick

Minor Family Jefferson Scholar



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