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