Trent Chinnaswamy

George Lewis Jefferson Scholar
Dedham, Massachusetts
Russian Language & Literature


Batten Graduate Council, president; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Housing and Residence Life, First Year Council; University Guide Service; Sustained Dialogue; First Year 5K, Planning Committee; INST1605: History of Mr. Jefferson's University, course facilitator; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; Echols Scholar

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