Corey Byers joined VCU’s University Public Affairs staff as the public relations specialist for VCU Police in March 2014. She manages internal and external communications, media relations, and social media for the agency. Prior to joining VCU, she worked as a public relations specialist at Northern Virginia Community College, as the public information officer for the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, and as a reporter at The Free Lance-Star newspaper in Fredericksburg. Byers earned a master’s degree in multimedia journalism from VCU in 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.