As a storyteller, racial justice educator and organizer, Virginia’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and creative activism. With a heart to elevate the voices of people of color whose stories are often siloed or ignored, she co-birthed Rosa Rebellion, "a platform for creative activism by and for women of color," - creating space for the brilliance and thought leadership of women of color in media, policy and community organizing. Beyond Rosa Rebellion, Virginia supports the development of a culture and ethos of equity for organizations, as a racial justice educator and writer.
She is currently serving as a Global Ambassador Board Advisor for lululemon and in 2017 was appointed to the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias. From 2016 - 2020, Virginia served as Director of Community Engagement and Social Equity for The University of Texas at Austin's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, helping drive the university's vision to become less of an ivory tower, and more of a community anchor addressing issues of access and equity. Given her commitment to disrupt systemic racism and build resources for inclusive practices, she's spoken around the world.
She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League of Austin Social Justice Award, the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs, and the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. She holds a B.A. in history from Williams College and a M.A. in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.