V.B. is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with 22 years of experience as a leader and manager in the U.S. Air Force. Since retiring in 2014, she has shifted her focus to the area of environmental sustainability. She is currently enrolled in Virginia Tech’s Executive Masters Program in Natural Resources: Global Leadership in Sustainability. She is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and volunteer at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. As a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1992-2014, V.B. held a wide-range of assignments, from leading manpower divisions responsible for calculating workload for fielding weapon systems to running an HR division for Air Force and NATO personnel. She is looking to use her project management skills in the area of sustainability. She has a BS in Management from Virginia Tech and MA in Business from Bowie State University.