Virginia Cabrera serves as a program assistant of orientation at Purdue University and hails from New Jersey. Primarily, she coordinates Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi), Purdue University’s new student orientation program for international students. Virginia joined the orientation programs team directly after completing her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs at the University of Connecticut. Prior to that she completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University, a fellow Big 10 institution. Prior to working at Purdue, Virginia worked at the University of Connecticut wellness and prevention services department, student activities programs office, the Rainbow Center, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Services Center.