Emma Westerhof

Douglas M. and Peggy Shomo Joyner Family Jefferson Scholar
Arlington, Virginia


University Judiciary Committee, First Year Judiciary Committee vice chair; The Multicultural Student Center, social media & marketing intern; Cavalier Daily, copy editor; Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars, media, outreach, and recruitment intern, ESLA instructor; Casa Bolivar, Circulo Literario Committee co-chair, resident; ESL 911 - Classroom Communication: Teaching & Preparing for the Job Market, classroom moderator; Spanish Tutor; Virginia Organizing, intern; Legal Aid Justice Center's Virginia Justice Project for Farm & Immigrant Workers, intern; Acuant Inc., sales intern; Virginia Student Environment Coalition, intern; Echols Scholar; Raven Society

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