Student assistant

Rajaah Alagib

Rajaah Alagib

2019 Summer Research Assistant

Rajaah’s academic interests lie mostly in equitable access to education across race and space. As an incoming first year, her professional ambitions are not yet set in stone but she takes an interest...

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Will Ancona

Will Ancona

2019 Summer Research Assistant

Will attends Monticello High School where he passionately explores his academic and personal interests in biology, drama, and modern expressionism. Since he was a child, Will has been fascinated with...

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Laila Barnes

Laila Barnes

2019 & 2018 Summer Research Assistant

As a returning intern with the Citizen Justice Initiative, Laila hopes to continue pursuing her love for research in order to help others better understand the past and the present. In addition to...

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Marya Brice

Marya Brice

2019 Summer Research Assistant

Marya, a student at Monticello High School, is also an enthusiastic member of the school theater program and enjoys taking classes in the humanities including English and History. She has completed...

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Zyahna Bryant

Zyahna Bryant

2017 Summer research assistant

Zyahna Bryant is a student activist and community organizer who works on issues of Racial Justice in Charlottesville, VA. She founded the Black Student Union at her high school and is a member of...

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Tyleik Chambers

Tyleik Chambers

2019 Summer Research Assistant

Ty’Leik joins the Woodson Institute this year as a second year UVA student studying Government and African & African American Studies. He will spend the summer at Monticello working on the Getting...

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