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VASG Welcomes New Staff Writer

After two semesters as a student correspondent, Julia Robins is joining the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) team full-time as the new communications assistant.

By Katharine Sucher, Science Writing Intern

Julia Robins

Julia Robins. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

After two semesters as a student correspondent, Julia Robins is joining the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) team full-time as the new staff writer. As student correspondent, Julia wrote articles exclusively about VASG sponsored and co-sponsored events.  As staff writer, Julia will take on the responsibility of writing and managing all of VASG’s web content. Julia views her job as an essential link between VASG and the public.

“This position is important because it keeps the community informed about VASG’s various projects and movements,” Julia said. “As the public continues to get the majority of its information from the web, it’s important for VASG to focus on its online community outreach.”

Julia graduated this past May from The College of William and Mary with a degree in English and a minor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. She is excited to work at VASG for her first full-time job.

“I’m really excited about the work environment,” Julia said. “It’s a very comfortable setting and the people are extremely helpful. I can tell that I’m going to learn a lot while working here.”

In the next few years, Julia plans to pursue a PhD in gender studies. She eventually hopes to work as a professor and writer.