Alumni (Scholar)

Sarah Koch

Frank and Ann Hereford Jefferson Scholar
Kansas City, Missouri
B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
M.S. University of Edinburgh (2018)


Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, executive officer, command sergeant major, operations sergeant major; Cadet Association, president, Third Year representative, Second Year representative, First Year representative; Army Color Guard; Mosby's Raiders, raider lieutenant, raider sergeant; RJ Hess Memorial 5k, founder, lead organizer, publicity committee chair; Ranger Challenge; Women's Leadership Development Program, co-chair, social chair, planning committee, grant chair, small group leader; The Oculus Undergraduate Research Journal, student editorial board; Undergraduate Research Network, vice chair, executive board, workshops chair, Brain Trust; Biodefense Research in the Petri & Mann Lab; Project Global Officers Scholarship for Arabic; Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars, ESL consultant, workplace volunteer; Public Service Fellows; 2014 Superior Cadet Decoration Award; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Minerva Award; 2015 Professor of Military Science Award; 2016 Superior Cadet Decoration Award; Raven Society; Truman Finalist; Dean's List; Marshall Scholar; Top Ten Cadets U.S. Army ROTC Order of Merit; Distinguished Military Graduate; U.S. Army George C. Marshall Award; Echols Scholar; 

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