Virginia joined the ILSR team in October 2016. She graduated from The George Washington University in 2016 with a BA in Environmental Studies. Virginia led research on bike-powered food scrap collection programs (published in BioCycle, January 2017) and the 2017 BioCycle “Residential Food Waste Collection Access Study.” She also produced in-depth case studies of food recovery activities in Baltimore for the Office of Sustainability’s organics recycling strategy, and surveyed community gardens and urban farms to assess interest in composting, needs and obstacles for the “2019 Food Scrap Recycling Landscape Assessment” of Baltimore. Virginia coordinates the Community Composter Coalition, organizing the 2018 and 2019 National Cultivating Community Forums and ILSR’s ongoing community composting webinar series, and facilitating the Coalition’s subcommittees. Most recently, Virginia led the development of the Composting for Community Map.