Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources has appointed Keshia Cheeks as a Potomac watershed field coordinator at its Northern Virginia Campus.

Cheeks had been an Environmental Management Fellow for the Toxics as well as served on various subcommittees with EPA's Chesapeake Bay 2000 Program, in Annapolis. She has a M.P.A. in environmental management from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a B.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.

Keshia is employed by Virginia Tech through a unique partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) under the supervision of David Trauger, director of the College of Natural Resources programs in northern Virginia. "This relationship will provide us with many opportunities to "tap into" the networks, programs, and activities of DCR," Trauger says.

Keshia will be working in the DCR Office located in Warrenton, VA, with Marc Aveni, regional manager of the Potomac watershed office.

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Written by Hilary Fussell, Public Affairs Assistant