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Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 students awarded the prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, as announced by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.

Thomas, who hails from Newark, N.J., is currently pursuing a concentration in the Wilson School and dual certificates in Portuguese and African American Studies. He is interested enhancing access and opportunity for disadvantaged populations through law, public policy, and education.

In 2017, the Wilson School named Thomas as one of six students chosen for the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative, an internship that he served at the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education. Thomas is a Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling GS ’70 Scholar and a recipient of the R. W. Van de Velde Award from the Wilson School for outstanding junior independent work.

Thomas serves on the Community House executive board, the Office of International Programs Student Advisory Board, and the Students for Education Reform board, and he is a Pace Center service fellow. He is also a residential college advisor in Rockefeller College.

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