About Echols Scholar Council

The Echols Scholars Program is predicated upon the Jeffersonian ideal of freedom of inquiry and the development of critical thought. It offers special opportunities to those undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences who are its most avid learners.

Echols Council serves as a representative body of the Echols Scholars Program.  Echols Council works with the Director and Associate Dean of the Echols Scholar Program to design and implement initiatives to foster a sense of community and enhance the academic experience of Echols Scholars.

The Echols Council consists of an Executive Board, Committee Board, and Committee Members.

 

Executive Board

President  Lena Schulhofer is a 4th year from Las Vegas, NV studying Psychology and History.

President 

Lena Schulhofer is a 4th year from Las Vegas, NV studying Psychology and History.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Alex Cutting is a 4th year from Roanoke, VA studying Economics and Foreign Affairs.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Alex Cutting is a 4th year from Roanoke, VA studying Economics and Foreign Affairs.

Vice President of Community Engagement  Connor Graham is a 4th year majoring in Human Biology and starting the 1st year of his Masters in Public Health from Chesapeake, Virginia. A fun fact about Connor is that a bee sting once saved his life! Ask him about it sometime!

Vice President of Community Engagement 

Connor Graham is a 4th year majoring in Human Biology and starting the 1st year of his Masters in Public Health from Chesapeake, Virginia. A fun fact about Connor is that a bee sting once saved his life! Ask him about it sometime!

Secretary  Abigail Johnson is a 3rd year from Staunton, VA majoring in Environmental Thought and Practice. She likes moss and music. 

Secretary 

Abigail Johnson is a 3rd year from Staunton, VA majoring in Environmental Thought and Practice. She likes moss and music. 

Treasurer Morgan Feldenkris is a 3rd year from Clifton, VA studying Political and Social Thought. 

Treasurer

Morgan Feldenkris is a 3rd year from Clifton, VA studying Political and Social Thought. 

Committee Chairs

Chair of Recruitment and Ambassadors Katie Cantone is a 2nd year double majoring in Spanish and Media Studies. A fun fact is that she is often confused with Stephanie Tanner from Full House.

Chair of Recruitment and Ambassadors

Katie Cantone is a 2nd year double majoring in Spanish and Media Studies. A fun fact is that she is often confused with Stephanie Tanner from Full House.

Co-Chair of Fireside Chats Mary Garner McGehee is a 3rd year from Fluvanna County, VA majoring in Political and Social Thought. Fun fact: she has listened to over 1,000 hours of podcasts!

Co-Chair of Fireside Chats

Mary Garner McGehee is a 3rd year from Fluvanna County, VA majoring in Political and Social Thought. Fun fact: she has listened to over 1,000 hours of podcasts!

Chair of Public Relations Amelia Wilt is a 2nd year from Arlington, Virginia hoping to double major in Psychology and Global Sustainability. 

Chair of Public Relations

Amelia Wilt is a 2nd year from Arlington, Virginia hoping to double major in Psychology and Global Sustainability. 

Co-Chair of Fireside Chats Hema Shah is a 2nd year from Chesapeake, Virginia hoping to double major in Math and Economics. In her spare time she plays the piano and the violin, and loves to travel. 

Co-Chair of Fireside Chats

Hema Shah is a 2nd year from Chesapeake, Virginia hoping to double major in Math and Economics. In her spare time she plays the piano and the violin, and loves to travel. 

Co-Chair of Social and Community Events Kamilia Moalem is a 4th year from Alexandria, VA studying biology and math. 

Co-Chair of Social and Community Events

Kamilia Moalem is a 4th year from Alexandria, VA studying biology and math.