Virginia Disney graduated in 1980 with a B.S. Rangeland Resources Management. She was president of the OSU chapter of the Society for Range Management in 1978-80. She received an M. S. degree in Outdoor Education from Southern Oregon State University in 1983.
Bourdeau is an Associate Professor/ Extension 4-H Specialist in the OSU Department of 4-H Youth Development Education. Her program assignments are development and delivery of state-wide 4-H science (SET/ STEM) education, youth camp leadership skills and experiential program design. She is the Executive Director and P.I. of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at OSU.