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Meet the Advisory Board: Virginia Rivers

How long have you served on the Advisory Board?

Virginia Rivers
Virginia Rivers

Since June 2018.

Are you part of any committees? If so, what is your role?

I am the current chairperson of the Track 3 Curriculum Committee.  Track 3 handles recruitment of presenters for classes in Natural Sciences, Environment and Health and Well Being.

What is your most memorable Osher Institute experience?

My first Track 3 Meeting made it apparent to me that the very high standards and positive outlook of the Osher decision makers were at the core of the wonderful classes that I had attended.  I immediately wanted to be part of this, and hopefully to contribute to the ongoing success.

Favorite Osher presentation you have attended thus far?

Cancer Types, Treatment and Technologies, presented by oncologists from St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute.

Are you a Boise native? If not, where are you originally from?

I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington.  I moved to California during college, and eventually moved to Nevada when I accepted a tenure track teaching job.  I moved to Boise when I retired from teaching.

What is your career history?

I was a fulltime professor of Environmental Science and Biology at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada for 25 years.

What hobbies do you enjoy?

My passion is outdoor photography.  I also enjoy cooking, gardening, and attending sporting events of my grandniece and grandnephew (currently volleyball and football, respectively).

What are you doing to occupy your time during the stay-at-home order?

I had been planning to purchase a new computer as soon as I could find the time to set it all up and learn some new, current photo editing programs.  The stay-at-home order presented just that time interval that I needed!  I now have a wonderful new desktop, set up and ready to rock!