Virginia J.

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA

State: Virginia
Years on RSYC: 2019–2024

Virginia is a college student with a deep commitment to conservation, film, and the transformative power of storytelling.

Virginia is actively involved in a groundbreaking conservation-focused research project at her university, where she has the opportunity to create a short documentary.

Her documentary aims to profile the research project, potentially serving as a valuable resource for the school and its partners.

Outside the classroom, Virginia is an avid outdoor enthusiast, finding joy in activities like rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, and more. She graduated from community college with an associate’s degree in science and had the opportunity to travel abroad for the first time, broadening her horizons.

Reflecting on the beliefs that drive her positive action, she explains: “Nature and all living things are undeniably intertwined. Spreading hope and sharing solutions to problems is how I aim to proactively make a difference.”

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