- Hometown: Wilmington, DE
- Concentration/track: Exploring the possibilities
- Second major: B.A. in Global Development Studies
Hi! My name is Jane Lyons, and I’m a third-year at McIntire. I’m also pursuing a B.A. in Global Development Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences.
I am originally from Wilmington, DE, where I love to play sports, spend time with my family, and go to the beach. Charlottesville feels like a “home away from home” for me. I have four siblings, two of whom attended UVA undergrad and one for graduate school.
I love that UVA has provided opportunities for me to involve myself in a wide range of organizations. I joined the Alternative Investment Fund as a first-year and cultivated a passion for unique avenues for investing, along with finding some of my closest friends. I am also a Senior Support Officer for our University’s Honor System; I file taxes for low-income families in Charlottesville through the Madison House CASH program; and I perform consulting services for local and international businesses through 180 Degrees Consulting and Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED). I’m also involved in my sorority, Catholic Hoos, and a variety of other fun endeavors around Grounds!
McIntire is full of opportunity, whether that be through alumni mentorship, learning from professors and faculty, or taking the time to get to know peers in student activities and in the classroom. The emphasis on teamwork in McIntire encourages each of us to bond within our groups, blocks, and class. I can’t wait to see how the class of 2023 develops over the next two years!
In my free time, I love to try new workout classes, go for long walks with friends, run, and explore the Charlottesville food scene. Last year, my best friend and I ran the Charlottesville Half Marathon together and this year we are tackling the Full Marathon!
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