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Leah Lord, a junior environmental policy and planning major, recently decided to make positive lifestyle changes after a study abroad trip to Europe this past summer. “It (the trip) really changed how I do things now that I’m in the United States,” she said. “I try to bike more often, ride the bus, and be […]

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2017 SPIA grad and returning master’s student aims to help her home region of Appalachia thrive through her work.   Degree/year:  B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs and B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, 2017; current Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning student What’s your hometown?  I grew up in Glade Spring, Virginia, which is […]

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For 22 years, Virginia Tech students of all majors have experienced how policy and government connect to their chosen fields though the School of Public and International Affairs’ Washington Semester program. Each semester, 10 to 20 students head to Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region to take part in the immersive work/study 11-week program tackling real-world […]

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Avalon Roche is a sophomore majoring in Public and Urban Affairs. She grew up in an Air Force family, and has lived in Germany since she was nine but also considers Virginia home. She speaks three languages – English, Spanish, and German. Both of her parents are Hokies! What led you to your major? Initially […]

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