She spent seven years working in the Australian Treasury, developing an in-depth understanding of the Cabinet and Budget processes and how they affect policy and funding decisions. She has also worked in local councils and not-for-profit organisations and operated two small businesses.
Virginia has previously run two businesses: a digital start-up focused on streaming online gaming championships, and a Gloria Jean's cafe. She also volunteered for DAWN, which aims to promote cultural diversity and inclusivity.
Virginia holds a Master of Environment and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Economics from the University of New England.
Virginia enjoys finding new ways to veganise recipes, gardening, writing short stories, dabbling in paints, finding new TV shows to watch, going to the movies and playing board and video games.