Alumni (Scholar)

Sam Powers

Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Oak Hill, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2019)


UVA Hospital Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, research fellow; UVA Pay for Sucess Lab, research fellow; University Judiciary Committee, vice chair for first years, senior data manager, First Year Judiciary Committee chair; Housing and Residence Life, resident advisor; Madison House, Music Mentoring Program director, volunteer; Safer Communities Initiative, co-chair, representative; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Probationary Committee; Inova Hospital Beatty Liver and Obesity Research Program, researcher; Ontiq Sciences, data research intern; Herndon STEM Academy, bilingual alegbra & biology instructor; University of Global Health Equity, research intern; Legal Aid Justice Center, research consultant; Reformed University Fellowship; Echols Scholar; Center for Global Health University Scholar Award; Lawn resident; Raven Society; Order of the Orange Stole; Fulbright Scholar

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