Identity invention

Ravon Ruffin has enjoyed an impressive start to her career as a member of the founding social media engagement team for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Ravon Ruffin poses for a professional photo.

Ravon Ruffin (B.S.’13/WS) started with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s social media engagement team just as the institution was preparing to open its doors in 2016. She enjoyed a unique opportunity to shape public perception of a major new museum and helped to build its social media presence from the ground up. Read more.

‘I’m trying to be like Bill Nye’

How Camille Schrier’s interest in science helped her become Miss Virginia

Schrier, right, reacts to a blue-colored chemical stream erupting out of a large flask.

Camille Schrier’s science and medical education led her to stop taking part in pageants. That same education helped her become Miss Virginia 2019. Read more.