Meet the Staff: Virginia Hart
Senior Admissions Officer
Virginia grew up in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, a small community in the Shenandoah mountains. She majored in History and Anthropology with a minor in African Studies at the University of Virginia. While she was there, she fell in love with storytelling through admissions and historical tours. After graduation, Virginia worked for a youth workforce development board in Boston and a collaborative aiming to lower the local high school dropout rate. In 2017, she joined Tufts Admissions as an Admissions Counselor where she oversaw student volunteers. Virginia received her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU Steinhardt in 2021. While there, she interned with NYU Metro Center, mentored first-generation college students, and interned with the WashU in St. Louis First-Year Summer Academic Program. Virginia serves as Barnard’s HEOP and C-STEP Coordinator.
Virginia uses she/her/hers pronouns.
Domestic:Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey (Northern), New York (Upstate and Western), Texas (Dallas and Fort Worth), and Wisconsin
Why did you choose to work at Barnard?
Every Barnard student and alumnae I have met has approached the world with curiosity, intelligence, and confidence. The college and those affiliated with it inspire me relentlessly. I am excited to support New York State-based scholarship programs that make this incredible historically women's college more accessible.
What is your favorite book?
I can't pick only one! Currently, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Citizen Illegal by José Olivarez, and Good Talk by Mira Jacob.
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
I love exploring nature in the City. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I head over to Prospect Park or Brighton Beach to enjoy the scenery.
What is your favorite place on campus?
The Arthur Ross Greenhouse. I love that we have a greenhouse on top of Milbank Hall, our oldest building on campus!
What is a random fun fact about yourself?
I used to give tours at a historic home and an arboretum.