Volunteer Stories

RECORD NUMBER OF UVA SCHOLARS RECEIVE FULBRIGHTS

RECORD NUMBER OF UVA SCHOLARS RECEIVE FULBRIGHTS

Eight Madison House Volunteers Receive Fulbright Scholarships:

Shree Baphna

“I think of it as a way for me to understand the power and value behind immersion,” Baphna said. “My future career in public health may involve attempting to understand the experience of other people so that I can figure out what is the best way to help them access the resources they need. For that, I need to have knowledge on how to best communicate with them. More so than that, I must learn how to understand the people I am working with so as to respect who they are and where they come from.”

GOLDWATER FOUNDATION TAPS THREE UVA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

GOLDWATER FOUNDATION TAPS THREE UVA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

She is a researcher working in labs in the biology, biomedical engineering and neurological surgery departments. Also a Madison House volunteer, she is a founder and head program director of the Creative Learning After School and Summer Program; a program director with Madison House Medical Services; a member of the Madison House HELP Line Outreach Team….

How This First-Gen Student Made UVA Her Own and Plans to Bring Others After Her

How This First-Gen Student Made UVA Her Own and Plans to Bring Others After Her

[During Alita’s] first semester, she ventured to Madison House, the independent, nonprofit volunteer center for UVA students.

“When I found Rise Together [through Madison House], I felt like their initiative, and just talking about my experiences and topics like bullying, was important to [the students],” she said. “I thought it was a really great initiative that I was glad to be a part of.”