A Georgia native, Virginia studied at the University of South Carolina, where she earned a BA in Studio Art and an MA in Arts Education, History, and Appreciation. She began he real estate career with Russell & Jeffcoat in their Forest Acres office in 1993 and has earned the ABR, GRI, and Top Producer designations. She has served in the Junior League and Wisteria Garden Club and is currently on the board of the USC Dance Company.