Virginia joined the communications and development team in October 2013. She is responsible for writing, editing, design, layout, and publication of newsletters, articles, reports, flyers, and other marketing and communication materials. She also maintains the Center’s website and social media sites as well as the photo and video archives.
Prior to coming to the Haas Center, Virginia was the corporate communications manager for Addison Avenue, HP’s nationwide employee credit union. She has also worked in communications roles for HP headquarters in Palo Alto, an architecture firm in Los Altos, and a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, and as a freelance writer and editor.
Virginia grew up in New Zealand where she originally trained to be a dancer and dance teacher. She choreographs and performs with a local dance company, and teaches occasionally at a nonprofit community dance studio in Palo Alto. She also moonlights as a dance reviewer for the Palo Alto Daily News and regardingarts.com.
Virginia holds bachelor’s degrees in English and education from Victoria University of Wellington, and a master’s degree in English (creative writing) from Notre Dame de Namur University.