Jefferson Fellow selected by faculty to receive highest honor presented to a student at the Darden School

Allie Medack, JF ’20, receives the Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship

August 28, 2019

Allie Medack, the John L. Colley Jr. Jefferson Fellow, was awarded the Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship at the Darden School’s annual fall awards celebration. As the highest honor presented to a second year Darden student, the Hyde Fellowship recognizes an individual who has contributed to the welfare of the school and shows great promise of achieving a useful career. 

Prior to coming to Darden, Allie spent over four years at General Motors in various public policy roles, including as senior manager for self-driving vehicles and chief of staff for global public policy. She also previously worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.


Allie Medack

John L. Colley Jr. Fellow



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