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Audra Upchurch

Director, DHS Immigration

Audra leads LMI’s engagement with immigration-related components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.   

Prior to her current role, Audra was LMI’s director for infrastructure, energy, and environment, where she managed a staff of over 120 professionals providing  infrastructure, facility, environmental, energy, sustainability, climate risk, and construction management capabilities to LMI’s customers across the defense, national security, and health & federal civilian agency markets.   

Audra came to LMI with over a decade of experience  managing and supporting state and federal environmental regulatory compliance for U.S. government and commercial clients throughout the United States, including extensive work along the U.S.–Mexico and U.S.–Canada borders.  

Audra is a proud alumna of Virginia Tech, with a bachelor of science degree in forestry (environmental resource management concentration), a graduate certificate and  master of natural resources, and a master of business administration from the school. 

Audra in the News

Virginia Tech

“Triple Hokie” Audra Upchurch Helps Federal Agencies Implement Environmental Policy

Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLIGS) profiled Audra, a graduate of its Master of National Resources (MNR) program. She also holds a bachelor's and MBA from the university. 

Author Lindsay Key writes:

Audra credits the MNR for exposing her to the world of natural resource policy and environmental security as a career path. Working in government consulting has "been perfect for me because I’ve had the opportunity to work on so many different types of projects in many various locations across the globe," said Audra. 

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