Tonya is the Coordinator of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia. She prepares and coordinates grant fund transfers, maintains and reconciles nanoSTAR accounts, and organizes internal institute seminars and events. She attended Piedmont Virginia Community College, UVA, and Austin Peay State University. Tonya has acquired much experience in business having owned and operated several of her own companies and working as an editor and account executive in Georgia and Alabama with Senior Selections magazine. Her experience also includes working as an account executive at Clear Channel radio group in Columbus, Georgia. She is a licensed realtor in the state of Virginia with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III. She brings with her to nanoSTAR, knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm.