Shawna Graves, BS
Communications Coordinator
Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: (432) 837-8672
Email: Shawna.Graves@sulross.edu


Shawna Graves is the Communications Coordinator at the Borderlands Research Institute. During the course of earning a BS in Geology at Sul Ross State University, she joined the journalism team, which cultivated her passion for the field of communications. She’s been writing about the Big Bend region and its people ever since (circa 2013) and has a soft spot for opportunities that nurture the regional ethos. Her role with the Borderlands Research Institute includes managing the organization’s online presence, writing press releases and feature articles, internal and external communications, and developing new outreach and media opportunities. Outside of work, her daily chores include learning the ropes with her two-year-old desert pony with a border collie-cross pup always at her side. Shawna loves to unwind off-grid and in wilderness areas. She’s excited about her role on BRI’s media team, and looks forward to helping elevate the message of conservation in the Big Bend region.