Hoos Serving

Every other week, UVA Public Service recognizes students involved in public service in various ways, whether through volunteering, community or civic engagement, activism, social entrepreneurship, service-learning coursework or research, and other co-curricular service activities and interests.

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Emma Camp
Emma Camp is a second-year from Birmingham, Alabama, studying English and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Philosophy. Emma was an actor in Grounds For Discussion last year and is directing GFD's upcoming production this August. GFD is a show produced by Orientation and New Student Programs that uses a series of scenes and monologues to show incoming first-years some of the challenges they may face as new college students.
Maxwell Madani
Maxwell Madani is a fourth-year studying Cognitive Science in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is the Madison House Program Director and Programming Intern at Computers4Kids, social chair for the Persian Cultural Society, and president of the Neuroscience Enthusiasts Club. Maxwell also works as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department and conducts research with Dr. Xiaowei Lu in the UVA Cellular Biology department.
Tobias Addis
Tobias Addis is a fourth-year in the School of Arts & Sciences. Tobias is the founder and president of the Virginia Woodsmen Team at UVA. Tobias is also an EMT with the Danville Life Saving Crew where he serves as a Special Operations member. He also serves as an EMT and Firefighter for Mount Hermon Volunteer Fire and Rescue and as an Alpine Certified Snowboarding Ski Patroller at Wintergreen Ski Patrol.
Vivian Garcia
Vivian Garcia is a second-year majoring in economics in the College. She is currently the chair of the UVA Student Council Service Committee and has volunteered through Madison House at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Greenbrier Elementary School C.L.A.S.S. Program. In her free time, she works at Asado and is a member of the Pi Beta Phi Virginia Epsilon Chapter.
Nicki Hussini
Nicki Hussini is a fourth-year majoring in Global Public Health in the College. Nicki co-founded UVA's chapter of Natural Teeth, an organization that promotes a world where all smiles come naturally, working to educate and emphasize oral health in elementary schools and other areas of need. Nicki also is a Peer Health Educator, volunteers in a microbiology lab, and is the outreach chair for a student hip-hop group.
Val Cyphers
Val Cyphers is a fourth-year double-majoring in English and biology. Outside of her classes, Val is an ADAPT Peer Educator and a former co-chair of the program. Val also volunteers with the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry; as a patient ambassador with Madison House's Medical Services; and is a volunteer with the Adopt-a-Grandparent program. Val has also served as a member of the University Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Substance Misuse.
Summer Maxwell
Summer Maxwell is a fourth-year in the College double-majoring in economics and psychology. While at UVA, Summer has been involved in Dance Marathon, One Less, PULSE Sustained Dialogue, and is currently the co-director of Camp Kesem. Next year, she is moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to work in wealth management for Baird.
Mira Bagous
Mira Bagous is a fourth-year Biology major with a minor in Bioethics. Mira volunteers with Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (CART) through Madison House, and she works for the Arc of the Piedmont as a caregiver for a young girl with disabilities. She also is the Events and Peer Relations Intern for the Peer Health Educators. Mira also has worked as a counselor at Camp Holiday Trails, a local summer camp for children with special medical needs.
Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams is a fourth-year in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Human Biology. Ashley volunteers with Madison House's Medical Services program where she has worked in the Outpatient Surgery Center and Emergency Department for 2 years. She is also a Peer Health Educator, works as a Planned Parenthood Generation Action Community Organizer and has also been a CASPCA Foster Parent during her time at UVA.
Joyce Cheng
Joyce Cheng is a fourth-year in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Global Sustainability. Joyce has been volunteering with the Madison House program Adopt-a-Grandparent (AAGP) since her first semester of college, and she became a program director her second year.
Jonathan Kim
Jonathan Kim is a fourth-year in the College of Arts & Sciences, double-majoring in economics and statistics. Jonathan is the head program director for Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH), a Madison House program that helps file taxes for low-income Charlottesville families. Since his time with the program, he has assisted with giving back over $4 million to the Charlottesville community.
Rebecca Alemayehu
Rebecca Abiy Alemayehu is a rising third-year majoring in Political and Social Thought in the College of Arts & Sciences. Rebecca has worked as both a tutor to her peers at the University and also to local high school students in Charlottesville. Rebecca is also an advisor in the Office of African American Affairs Peer Advising Program.