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Designing a Virginia Sea Grant Brand

Keya Jackson. ©Kathryn Greves/VASG

Keya Jackson. ©Kathryn Greves/VASG

Designing factsheets, such as these, was just one of the things Keya did as a VASG Communications Intern.

Keya spent her summer conducting communications research and helping with some layout and design projects, including these factsheets.

Keya Jackson has many interests: marine science, education, outreach, design, writing, illustration, the list goes on.

Keya Jackson. ©Kathryn Greves/VASG

Keya Jackson. ©Kathryn Greves/VASG

This summer, Keya got to try out some of her interests in the workplace. As our Summer Science Communications Intern, Keya helped us continue our work researching and developing a Virginia Sea Grant visual identity. She tried her hand at layout and design, led a focus group to gather communications research data, and conducted the research necessary to inform a future redesign of the Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin. “The most exciting aspect of this internship is seeing what goes into creating the Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin,” she said.

Keya, a South Carolina native, graduated from Hampton University in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in marine and environmental science and a minor in biology. She is planning to obtain a master’s degree in marine biology and aspires to work in education & outreach and write children’s books about marine science.

 

Virginia Sea Grant Science Communication Inters work with our Communication Center to bring scientific and technical information to non-scientists and decision makers.