The genuine openness of the Levine Scholars that Eileen Jakeway ’17 met during her Finalist Program drew her to accept the Levine Scholarship. “The most important quality of a Levine Scholar is not their intelligence – there are plenty of smart students at other schools – but how they use that knowledge to form relationships with others and the world around them.” Eileen credits the positive relationships that she has built with UNC Charlotte faculty for her growth academically and for helping her recognize her dream of earning a Ph.D. in comparative literature.
Eileen has studied abroad in France, Germany and South Africa and has presented her research at professional academic conferences across two continents. She has served as President and Vice President of the UNC Charlotte French Club. She serves as an English Language Teaching Institute Language Partner, an Office of Education Abroad Peer Advisor and an International House Citizenship Tutor. Eileen has interned with Freedom Schools, and she is a member of the Dance Marathon Family Relations Committee, Tan Kap Vini and Leadership Fellows.