Virginia (Ginny) joined the ESF Outreach team in a full time professional capacity on September 8th. Her position is funded by a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Northeast Area State and Private Forestry Competitive Grant. This project is a partnership between ESF and the Metropolitan Development Associate of Syracuse and Central New York (MDA) and their affiliated effort, the North Side Collaboratory Workforce Development Program (also known as the Green Train).
Ginny's role will entail coordination of green infrastructure training and demonstration projects for people who reside in the City of Syracuse and other synergistic programs and projects. A related research and training component will be led by Dr. Ted Endreny, Associate Professor and Graduate Curriculum Coordinator in ESF's Department of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering.
Ginny holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Cornell University in environmental engineering, as well as a masters in environmental interpretation from ESF. At ESF she was a National Science Foundation GK12 Fellow, a College-wide Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Fellow and, among other roles, president of the Graduate Student Association. Ginny has worked with Dr. Peter Black and the ESF Outreach staff to adapt Peter's Introduction to Watershed Hydrology short-course to a one-credit web-based course as part of ESF Online's Fall 2009 course offerings.