Hailing from the Seattle, Washington area, third-year student Edward Radion is pursuing a double major in political philosophy, policy, and law and commerce with a concentration in finance. He spends his time balancing academics, volunteer efforts, and leadership opportunities.
Since his first semester at UVA, Radion has focused on learning how to use business as a tool for change. He currently serves as a managing director for the Alternative Investment Fund, a McIntire-affiliated, student-run fund that trains students for careers in finance. In the past, he has served as a manager for the Global Markets Group, another McIntire-affiliated club. Radion also volunteers for Madison House's Bridging the Gap program, which connects UVA mentors with local refugee students.
After graduation, Radion hopes to pursue a career in finance with the goal of either starting a fund or working in the public sector. "Wherever I end up,” he said, “I want to be in a position to enact meaningful, positive change."
Born to immigrant parents as the youngest of eight children, Radion is a true testament to the power of hard work. He is grateful to have been named the 2018-19 recipient of the Gilbert J. Sullivan Scholarship. "I am deeply humbled by the generosity of everyone who believes in me,” he said. “Thank you for this special award.”