J Street Board Member
Virginia Gordon helped found and lead the San Diego J Street Chapter and Co-Chairs J Street’s Regional Advisory Committee. She has over 40 years’ experience in grassroots organizing and fundraising and has held leadership positions on several foundation boards. She began working on Middle East peace issues in the early 1980s. San Diego’s PBS affiliate honored Virginia as a 2015 Local Hero for Jewish American Heritage Month in recognition of her activism and J Street leadership. She holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband, Robert Hooper. They have one daughter.