Virginia Bourgeois provides editorial support to Education for Hope, overseeing all content so that the message is clear and consistent. As an avid and enthusiastic learner who enjoys studying, she believes in the mission to improve lives and end poverty through education. Born in South America and raised in the Caribbean, she has had an international upbringing and education and currently holds a Master of Science in Biochemistry from University College London and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the United Kingdom, where she taught Biology at the secondary school level.
Virginia is proud to have volunteered as an ESL tutor for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, and to have held a volunteer board position as VP of Professional Membership for the Washington, DC, chapter of the National Society for Hispanic MBAs. She is currently on the planning committee of the Women in Business Affinity Group of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. Her favorite hobby is dancing.
Virginia’s editorial experience spans over 20 years in scientific publishing at nonprofit associations and as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She currently works in Washington, DC, for the U.S. Federal government.