Virginia Simmons
Ginny Simmons in the Online Communications Manager for

Ginny Simmons is currently the Managing Editor for, overseeing online content and interactive programming for the Energy Department.

Previously, Ginny served as the ONE Campaign's Deputy Director of New Media and oversaw's U.S. website, online campaigns, social media and online outreach.

In 2005, Ginny created the first blog written by a death row inmate, an online innovation that generated national and international attention to question innocence in the case.

She has also worked at M+R Strategic Services, the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and as a fellow at the D.C. Public Defender Service. Ginny attended Georgetown University where she studied government and anthropology and where she helped create a fictitious type of cheese (xanadu), which still circulates as real throughout the Internet.

Ginny was born in West Germany and was raised in Durham, New Hampshire.