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Engagement Initiatives Assistant
oateskm@jmu.edu
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I joined the PCE team in April of 2019 and have loved every minute of it. I received my BS from Bridgewater College in Environmental Science, with the intention of working in the wildlife conservation field. You never know where life will lead. Through various positions I gained experience in marketing, informal education, administration, website design, professional communication, and event planning. Through those same positions, I also gained an interest in promoting cross-discipline collaboration, encouraging positive change, and community care, involvement, education, and development.

Through my dual responsibilities with our affiliated organization, Campus Compact for Virginia, as well as with our economic development side of PCE, I have been able to effectively combine skills and interest. In my role in PCE, I complete marketing and administrative tasks for CCVA including website revamp, social media and newsletter marketing, event planning for our various initiatives, and maintaining an accurate record of member campus information. I also have the opportunity to become involved in the multifaceted work of PCE that advances the goals of the department and nourishes economic development partnerships.

My wildlife passion is still nourished  on the side with my certified backyard wildlife habitat and certified monarch waystation that my husband, James, and I thoroughly enjoy. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and we enjoy being able to garden, share our fruits and veggies, read, kayak, become lifelong learners, share new experiences, and open our home to family and friends.

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