Staff

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Danica Wilburn

Director

danica.wilburn@mail.wvu.edu

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Jenna Winfrey

Assistant Director

jenna.winfrey@mail.wvu.edu

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Brandi Underwood

Admissions Counselor

Brandi.underwood@mail.wvu.edu

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Raphaelle Greco

Hometown: York, PA

Major: Elementary Education

Favorite place to Study: Starbucks in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Hobbies/Interests: Crafting, Adventuring, Hanging out with friends, Playing with my Bernese Mountain Dog

Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Band/ song: Anything Country or Beyonce

Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love hanging out on the Mountainlair green when it is super nice outside. Off campus, I love hanging out at Black Bear Burritos (my favorite restaurant).

Favorite WVU Traditions: Singing Country Roads at WVU football games!

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Carli Yoho

Hometown: Chagrin Falls/Bainbridge, OH
Major: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Favorite Place to Study: CPASS building overlooking the Outdoor Rec Fields or the sun room in the Downtown Library
Hobbies/ Interests: Soccer, Boating, Cooking, Playing Outside, Trying new things and meeting new people!
Favorite Book: Blue like Jazz by Donald Miller or A Touch of Texas by Kristine Rolofson
Favorite Band/ song: Any country or music that makes me dance!
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: I like to be around or in the Mountainlair to people watch and be in the hustle and bustle of everything. Off campus, I like to go explore unique places outside the College, Coopers Rock, Tygart Lake, and fun local shops and restaurants.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Football games/Athletic events and singing County Roads with my whole Mountaineer Family!

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Micayla Zynda

Hometown: Chelsea, Michigan
Major: Forensic Science and Biology

Favorite Place to study: In bed while snuggling with my cat, or in the Life Sciences Building
Hobbies / Interests: Tennis, Equestrian, reading, napping, and hanging out with friends
Favorite Book(s): The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Favorite Band: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Movie: Horton Hears a Who
Favorite Place to hang out on and off campus: On campus- Woodburn Circle or the LSB Green. Off campus- Tailpipes (my favorite restaurant)
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a WVU win!

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Kaila Ilyes

Hometown: York, PA/Frederick MD
Major: Business emphasizing Human Resources with a Minor in Psychology

Favorite Place to Study: Wise Library 2nd Floor!
Hobbies/Interest: Working out, participating in REC workout classes, hanging out with friends, traveling, and of course shopping!
Favorite books: Tuesdays with Morrie, and if this counts People Magazine!
Favorite Bands/Songs: Anything Kenny Chesney specifically “Live a Little!”, Rhianna, and the Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite Movie: How to loose a guy in 10 days, Miracle, City of Angels, and The Notebook
Favorite Place to Hang Out On/Off Campus: The rec – on campus, and Black Bear burritos off campus!
Favorite WVU Traditions: Woodburn Hall holiday lighting, and after a win singing country roads with all the fans!

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Ryan Minnigh

Hometown: Short Gap, WV

Major: Print Journalism

Favorite Place to Study: At my desk in my apartment.
Hobbies/ Interests: Playing and watching sports, NFL history, music, concerts, collecting sports cards, and hanging out at the beach.
Favorite Book: Never Die Easy by Walter Payton & Don Yaeger
Favorite Band/ song: Johnny Cash & mostly anything metal.
Favorite movie: Gran Torino & The Longest Yard
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus I love sitting on the benches in Woodburn circle and just taking in the view. Off campus I like playing softball at Mylan Park & trying all the great restaurants in Morgantown
Favorite WVU Tradition: It has to be singing Country Roads after any win in WVU sports.

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OLIVIA BAYER

Hometown: Peters Township, PA
Major: M.S in Speech-Language Pathology

Favorite Place to Study: The Blue Moose or the quiet zones in Evansdale or Wise Library
Hobbies/ Interests: Outdoor adventures, theatre, singing, skiing, finding cheap and easy ways to make healthy food, rock climbing, psychology
Favorite Book: “Be” by A.C Ping or the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder
Favorite Band/ song: Walk the Moon
Favorite movie: American Hustle or Wet Hot American Summer
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: If I’m not in Allen Hall for class, clinic, or hanging out with my classmates, I’m usually in one of the campus libraries. Off campus, I love to study in The Blue Moose or The Grind, and also just love exploring Coopers Rock and other cool places near Morgantown.
Favorite WVU Tradition: FoodFest, FallFest, and cheering “Let’s Go…Mountaineers!” anytime, anywhere…especially at football games.

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Jake Byrne

Hometown: Reading, PA
Major: Public Relations

Favorite Place to Study: I’m always in empty classrooms (especially in Ming Hsieh Hall) pretending to teach my notes.
Hobbies/ Interests: Traveling to new places, lounging on the beach, playing tennis, and singing Country Roads at the top of my lungs in as many situations as possible.
Favorite Book: I’m definitely a Harry Potter fan.
Favorite Band/ song: Anyone and anything related to the original Shrek soundtrack.
Favorite movie: No doubt it would be Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus:On campus I love hanging out in Woodburn Hall, inside feels like Hogwarts. When the weather is nice Arden Falls is definitely one of my favorite off-campus spots, it’s one of the coolest swimming holes I’ve ever been to and it has awesome cliff jumping.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Tent City! You can’t beat camping out on the MountainLair Green with your best friends and the rest of the WVU student body for homecoming week.

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CHEYANNE CONRATH

Hometown: Petersburg, WV
Major: Agricultural Education

Favorite place to Study: The Evansdale Library
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, and watching Netflix
Favorite Book: Love Does by Bob Goff
Favorite Band/ song: Jenny by Nothing More
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to hangout at the Evansdale Crossing and at the Student Recreation Center. Off campus, I love to go kayaking at Cheat Lake!
Favorite WVU Traditions: My favorite WVU tradition is doing all of the chants at football games!

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Nicholas Haas

Hometown: Trenton, Ohio
Major: Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Favorite place to Study: Robinson Reading Room in Downtown Library
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Hiking, Listening/ Singing to music, and Hanging out with friends
Favorite Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Favorite Band/ Song: Anything Metal or Orchestral but my favorite band is Nightwish
Favorite Movie: The Conjouring
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus: I love hanging out in the Mountainlair; it’s a great place to people watch! Off campus: Cooper’s Rock because it is a great place to go hiking and a fantastic first stop in seeing the beautiful state of West Virginia
Favorite WVU Traditions: Definitely the Let’s go Mountaineers cheer at football games with 60,000 other WVU fans and of course singing Country Roads after a great Mountaineer win!

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Lauren Simpson

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Favorite place to Study: Lincoln Hall study rooms
Hobbies/Interest: Shopping, eating anything covered in cheese, planning trips and traveling to new places.
Favorite Book: Heaven is for Real
Favorite Band/Song: Kenny Chesney “The Good Stuff”
Favorite Movie: Captain Phillips, Beauty and the Beast, and Titanic
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to hang out anywhere in Evansdale crossing. I eat at Hugh Baby’s Barbeque; I get a smoothie at the Juice bar, and the salted chocolate cookies from octane. YUM! Off campus, I like to hang out at the Panera on High Street.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing ‘Hail West Virginia’ before every football game.

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Ben Murray

Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Major: Broadcast Journalism

Favorite Place to Study: At night or during the weekends U92, the campus radio station, is actually a great place to study. I usually grab a studio back there and play music while I study.
Hobbies/ Interests: Sports. Huge sports fan primarily baseball and basketball. I’m also trying to take up golfing in my old age but we’ll see how that goes.
Favorite Book: Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back by Josh Hamilton
Favorite Band/ song: I enjoy EDM so I like any of those DJs but my favorite song would be The Chainsmokers remix to “Dreaming” by Smallpools
Favorite movie: Sports movie I would say Remember the Titans. I can quote pretty much the whole thing. Non sports movie would be Star Wars the original trilogy.
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus during the day I also like to hang out at the radio station because there will always be a good mix of different people to talk to and hang out with. Off campus blue hole is always a great option if the weather is nice out.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Without a doubt it’s singing “Country Roads” after a home win. I despise country music but that song is the only one I like. Singing it with 60,000+ fans in Milan Puskar Stadium is indescribable.

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TEGAN BRATCHER

Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Major: MA in Political Science

Favorite Place to Study: On the 6th floor of the Downtown Library
Hobbies/ Interests: Shopping and Reading
Favorite Book: “If I Stay” -Gayle Forman
Favorite Band/ song: Chance the Rapper & Beyoncé
Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: off campus: the mall & on campus: the Mountainlair Green
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing “Country Roads” at ANY time

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Kyle Monroe

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Major: Broadcast Journalism

Favorite Place to Study: I love to study and eat lunch in the Media Innovation Lab in Martin Hall. It’s such a quiet and little-known gem in the Reed College of Media.
Hobbies/Interests: Aside from working, I love to travel (for work, of course) and I love movies, mostly because I enjoy trying to figure out how the filmmakers shot certain scenes.
Favorite Book: I love to read anything pertaining to WVU’s history, especially in how the campus has changed over the years.
Favorite Band/song: I can’t just pick one… but some of my recent jams are ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by The Chainsmokers, ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham and ‘Back To Earth’ by Fall Out Boy.
Favorite movie: Again, I can’t pick just one… but some of my top choices are John Q, Gone Girl, Step Brothers and Coach Carter.
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to hang out in the Student Services Office in Martin Hall. Everyone in Martin Hall is like a little family and you can almost always find me doing homework or napping in there. Off campus, I love going up to the overlook behind Monongalia County Ballpark. In my opinion, that has the best view of Morgantown, and in the late hours of the afternoon it’s incredibly peaceful up there.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads. I love witnessing how one song can connect and unite so many people regardless of who they are or where they’re from. It’s a beautiful sight that I will definitely miss once my time in Morgantown draws to a close.

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Michael Quinlan

Hometown: Saint Albans, West Virginia
Major: Political Science – Pre Law

Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is either the Pent House floor of the Life Sciences Building, or the Reading Rooms in the downtown library.
Hobbies/Interests: I have a big interest in politics and the interworking of governments, as well as the legal system. I enjoy going on mini-adventures, spending time with friends on campus, and discovering new food in Morgantown!
Favorite Book: My favorite book would either be The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.
Favorite Band/Song: This honestly depends on the week. One week I could be on a Kanye West, Futuristic, and J Cole kick, and the next I could be rocking out to some Van Halen and Queen.
Favorite Movie: Anything Batman related (Not including George Clooney’s version, ew) and the Star Wars movies.
Favorite Place to Hang Out on and Off Campus: My favorite academic building is definitely Woodburn Hall, and I also enjoy spending time at my Fraternity’s house. When I am going off campus, I love going to Cooper’s Rock.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Absolutely nothing beats standing arm in arm with fellow students and Mountaineer fans and screaming Country Roads at the top of your lungs after a WVU victory!