Virginia Rhodes, M.S., is the Project Director for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network’s (WEPAN) ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network (ARC Network), a National Science Foundation grant-funded project focused on advancing the culture of inclusion and diversity within STEM disciplines.
Virginia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 and completed her Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2019. Prior to joining WEPAN, Virginia was the Project Coordinator for IUPUI’s NSF ADVANCE Adaptation grant as well as a research associate at the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute.
Her background in the social sciences allows her to utilize her research expertise and put that knowledge into practice, where she applies psychological concepts and interventions to address gender and racial disparities throughout multiple STEM fields. She is passionate about creating change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build more intersectional and informed communities of practice.