Alumni (Scholar)

Ally Porta

The Westend Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
B.A. University of Virginia (2010)
M.S. University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business (2015)
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Madison House, Barrett Day Care Center Program director; Martha Jefferson Hospital volunteer; Multicultural Education facilitator; Day in the Life Tutoring Program; B.U.C.K.S (Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success); Hoos for Open Access, Financial Committee, secretary; Sustained Dialogue, moderator, Public Relations Executive Board; Step It Up Step Team, president, treasurer, moderator, secretary; University Guide Service; Sexual Assault Peer Advocates; Black Presidents Council; American Medical Students Association, Pre-Med Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Sigma Alpha Lambda; Madison House Community Service Recognition; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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