Keyana Pugh is smiling in front of a brick wall, wearing a yellow shirt and colorful necklace

Keyana Pugh

2023-2024 RISE Fellow

Keyana holds a Master of International Studies from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her experience working with refugees and being an international student in Guatemala fueled her passion to pursue a career in International Education. Keyana began her career in International Education through working in education abroad with a focus on the intersection between international education and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Keyana joined Virginia Tech as an International Student Advisor in September 2021, providing immigration support to students and continuing to her work in DEI with a focus on the international student population.