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Erin Monaghan

Former Director, Undergraduate Program, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia
Former Admissions Reader, University of Virginia Law School
Former Admissions Reader, University of Virginia
JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

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I am the former director of the Jefferson Scholars undergraduate program at the University of Virginia, as well as a former reader for both the undergraduate and law school admissions offices at UVA. I earned my bachelor’s degree with honors from UVA, and received my law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where I was a teaching assistant for Negotiation classes in my second and third years and a student attorney in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (the nation’s oldest student legal services organization). I practiced law for almost fifteen years, in both private and government agency settings, before moving into the education arena.

I was awarded a Jefferson Scholarship – a full four-year merit-based scholarship – to attend UVA, and remained involved in the selection process as a volunteer committee member for more than a decade before working as the program’s director. The top-level students who become involved in the scholarship competition captured my interest and energy a long time ago – I so enjoy getting to know and work with vibrant, engaged high school and college students who are reaching for their goals!

In my free time, I enjoy music, theater, hanging out with my Australian shepherd, working in local politics, and reading.