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  • Terry Jackson



    Hometown: Jefferson, PA

    Education: BS in Sport and Exercise Psychology (WVU);  MS in Integrated Marketing Communications (WVU)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths:  Restorative, Empathy, Consistency, Ideation, Responsibility

  • Ali Anderson

    Assistant Director, Evansdale Visitors Center


    Hometown: Newark, DE

    Education: BS in Biometrics Systems (WVU); MA in Higher Education Administration (WVU)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Connectedness, Strategic, Activator

  • Kristina Angeline

    Program Coordinator, Evansdale Visitors Center


    Hometown: Petersburg, WV

    Education: BS Business Administration (Fairmont State University); AAS Food Service Management (Pierpont Community and Technical College)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Arranger, Learner, Input, Responsibility, Woo

  • Taylor Spaw

    Group Tour Program Coordinator


    Hometown: Farmington, PA

    Education: BS Pre-K-4 Education (Duquesne University); MA Higher Education Administration (WVU)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Communication, Futuristic, Includer, Harmony, WOO

  • Kirsten Swales

    Program Coordinator, Downtown Visitors Center


    Hometown : Bellefonte, PA

    Education: BS in English (WVU); MA in Higher Education Administration (WVU)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths:  Empathy, Input, Learner, Developer, Belief

  • Nick Eiginger

    Visit Experience Counselor, Downtown Visitors Center


    Hometown: Herndon, VA

    Education: BS in International Business and Marketing (IUP); MS in Communication Studies (in progress)(WVU)

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Input, Individualization, Ideation, Arranger, Adaptability

  • Tyler Flood

    Graduate Assistant- Evansdale Visitors Center


    Hometown: Zelienople, PA 

    Major: MS Sport Management (In-Progress at WVU)

    Favorite Place to Study: Outside the Rec Center 

    Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, Attending Sporting Events, Attending Concerts, Cooking, and Traveling 

    Favorite Music Genre: Country 

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Big Win

     Favorite Book: “The Millionaire Next Door” – Thomas Stanley

    Favorite Netflix Genre: True Crime 

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Competition, Relator, Positivity, Analytical 

  • Brien Fricke

    Graduate Assistant- Downtown Visitors Center


    Hometown: New Orleans, LA

    Major: MS Human Resource Management (In progress) (WVU)

    Favorite Place to Study: Kitchen table

    Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Skiing, Cooking, and traveling with the family

    Favorite Book: “The Hot Zone” - Richard Preston

    Favorite Band/Song: The Beatles

    Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus- Reynolds Hall study rooms, Off Campus- Anywhere with friends and family!

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Mountaineer Mantrip

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Analytical, Discipline, Restorative, Includer

  • Aidan Priest

    Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY

    Major: Finance and Accounting

    Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is in my hammock next to my house looking over all of the downtown area of campus and hearing Woodburn's bells.

    Hobbies/Interests: I really enjoy being as involved as I can, so I hike, play volleyball, travel and try all sorts of different types of food!

    Favorite Book: I can honestly say I have not spent much time reading on my own recently, but my top two would probably be "How to Win Friends and Influence People" or "The Ability."

    Favorite Band/Song: Thomas Rhett!!! But my favorite song is "Roots" by Zac Brown Band.

    Favorite Movie: This was a tough one, but my favorite movie is probably "A Dog's Purpose."

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: My favorite place to hang out is up on the rooftop of Ming Hsieh Hall, but off campus it would probably be watching the sunrise on the Cheat river valley from the Snake Hill overlook! 

    Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is probably the class picture that is taken in the shape of the state of West Virginia every year!  This is my favorite tradition because it is so unique to our university. This is the very first time all of the freshman are in one place together and the last time all of the seniors are in one place together really showing how united mountaineers are!  

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Individualization, Achiever, Arranger, Input, Restorative

  • Zak Kristan

    Hometown: Oneida, New York

    Major: Civil Engineering 

    Favorite Place to Study: The Evansdale Crossing! There are a lot of amazing views of the Evansdale area of campus and plenty of quiet spots to settle in and grind out some work

    Hobbies/Interests: I love to play guitar, water ski, and go hiking!

    Favorite Book: The Glass Castle

    Favorite Band/Song: Pink Floyd or Tom Petty

    Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: I love going to the Lair to grab some food with friends! If I’m off campus, I love going water skiing with my team.

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win! 

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Woo, Communication, Positivity, Futuristic, Competition
  • Payton Litton

    Hometown: Summersville, WV

    Major: Advertising and Public Relations 

    Favorite Place to Study: I usually study in the Downtown Wise Library! I always sit on the fourth floor by the window wall that overlooks downtown!

    Hobbies/Interests: Outside of class, I love spending time with my friends and family, going to concerts, and playing animal crossing.

    Favorite Book: Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund

    Favorite Band/Song: Honestly, I feel like my favorite bands/songs change all the time! Some of my all-time favorites are Harry Styles, AJR, Maggie Rogers, and Pitbull.

    Favorite Movie: Little Women

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus I love to hang out at Woodburn Circle and off campus I love going to The Grind! It’s an awesome coffee shop downtown.

    Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite WVU tradition is when someone yells “Let’s Go!” and then someone else responds “Mountaineers!” There have been so many times when I have been far from home and have had someone shout “Let’s Go!” to my family and I because they see a flying WV on our clothes. This tradition shows just how big the Mountaineer family truly is!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Communication, Maximizer, Developer, Positivity, Futuristic

  • Sarah Mosinski

    Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin

    Major: Forensic Chemistry 

    Favorite place to study: In a hammock on campus or in the glass atrium in the Downtown Wise Library

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, football, hammocking 

    Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

    Favorite Band/Song: One Direction 

    Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: On campus, the Downtown Library. Off campus, Coopers Rock

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Futuristic, Achiever, Relator, Learner, Individualization

  • Olivia Dowler

    Hometown: Weirton, WV

    Major: History, Spanish, & Philosophy

    Favorite Place to Study: I love studying at coffee shops! I love coffee and getting an early start to my day.

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching Jeopardy, eating Mexican food, and volunteering.

    Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Favorite Band/Song: Mt. Joy and Twenty One Pilots!

    Favorite Movie: Back to the Future

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus:  My favorite place on campus is the Honors Hall- it is beautiful and where I lived my freshman year. My favorite place off campus is Hoot and Howl, a local business that mainly sells products and art made by Appalachians.

    Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is the Mountaineer Mantrip. I love how it really illustrates our land-grant mission of giving back to the community through honoring coal miners and involving the children staying at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Input, Learner, Intellection, Activator

  • Colton Nichols

    Hometown: Charleston, WV

    Major: Political Science and Communication Studies 

    Favorite Place to Study: Anywhere in The Mountainlair but especially the Mountainlair Green

    Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Baking, WVU Sports, Politics, and History (especially WV)

    Favorite Book: Giovanni's Room

    Favorite Band/Song: Adele

    Favorite Movie: Call Me By Your Name 

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus-the Coliseum; Off-campus- BubbleFish on High Street 

    Favorite WVU Tradition: When we "Roll out the carpet and bring on the Mountaineers" at the Coliseum. It is something that we started here and nothing beats the energy you feel after you just watched the hype video and the lights come off as your Hall of Fame coach comes out.

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Competition, Harmony, Woo, Communication, and Futuristic 

  • Maggie Rudiger

    Hometown: Weirton, WV

    Major: Elementary Education

    Favorite Place to Study: Either the Downtown Wise Library Atrium or the outdoor area outside The Market on the Health Sciences Campus!

    Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling, reading, going on long walks, and spending time with my friends.

    Favorite Book: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

    Favorite Band/Song: My favorite song changes almost daily! However one of my all time favorites is How Will I Know by Whitney Houston.

    Favorite Movie: Mamma Mia! 

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus, I love to go and grab a bite to eat at the Mountainlair! My favorite place off campus has to be the patio at Terra Cafe.

    Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Empathy, Developer, Positivity, Restorative, Consistency

  • Kayla Riffle

    Hometown: Blandon, PA

    Major: Marketing with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations

    Favorite Place to Study: Evansdale Crossing 5th Floor!

    Hobbies/Interests: I love working out, hiking, hanging out with my friends and family, shopping, and exploring new places!

    Favorite Book: Hunger Games Catching Fire

    Favorite Band/Song: The Weekend/The Knowing

    Favorite Movie: 13 Going On 30

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus- behind Woodburn; Off campus- Target!

    Favorite WVU Tradition: I love the Mountaineer Man Trip along with Country Roads! It really gives you chills every time!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Empathy, Adaptability, Woo, Communication, Individualization

  • Gianna Trapletti

    Hometown: Greensburg, PA

    Major: Biochemistry and Minor in Forensics

    Favorite Place to Study: The glass atrium in the Downtown Wise Library

    Hobbies/Interests: When I am not in class I spend most of my time teaching dance to preschoolers, watching 90s rom coms, or spending time with my family and dogs.

    Favorite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    Favorite Band/Song: Dermont Kennedy and Joshua Bassett

    Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On Campus I love to hang out with friends at the Mountain-Lair green and off campus I like visiting the Coopers Rock Overlook.

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win. There's nothing like standing in the stands singing the famous words with my cousins and little brother.

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Individualization, Learner, Discipline, Competition, Relator

  • Addison Wallace

    Hometown: Haymarket, VA

    Major: Elementary Education

    Favorite Place to Study: Mountain Lair Greens 

    Hobbies/Interests: Mountaineer Sports, Country Music, Shopping, and hanging out with my friends 

    Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series!

    Favorite Band/Song: Zach Bryan 

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus- Allen Hall; Off Campus- Mountaineer Roasting Company

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win!!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Individualization, Harmony, Belief, Connectedness, Relator 

  • Mallory Sibble

    Hometown: Wellsville, NY

    Major: Advertising and Public Relations

    Favorite Place to Study: Health Sciences Library 

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Bills football, fashion, spending time with friends and family 

    Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice

    Favorite Band/Song: Vienna by Billy Joel

    Favorite Movie: Coraline + Something Great

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus-The Green; Off Campus-The Grind

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Has to be country roads!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Positivity, Woo, Empathy, Communication, Futuristic

  • Maria Amores

    Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

    Major: Strategic and Organizational Communication Studies

    Favorite Place to Study: Wise Library 

    Hobbies/Interests: yoga, online shopping

    Favorite Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 

    Favorite Band/Song: Megan Thee Stallion

    Favorite Movie: Grown Ups 2

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: Off Campus- Kappa House; On Campus-The Evansdale Rec Center

    Favorite WVU Tradition: "Lets Go, Mountaineers" Football Chant

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Futuristic, Discipline, Achiever, Maximizer, Responsibility

  • Georgia Hensley

    Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

    Major: Journalism

    Favorite Place to Study: Definitely my bed

    Hobbies/Interests: Learning New Music, Playing Guitar, Backpacking, Hiking, Writing

    Favorite Book: The Giving Tree. Makes me cry every time. 

    Favorite Band/Song: The Entire “The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking“ album by Roger Waters

    Favorite Movie: Clue

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus-The Mountainlair Green; Off campus- Yama on 1/2 High Street

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Tailgates, for sure.

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Ideation, adaptability, input, strategic, intellection

  • Kelly Rech

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Major: Communication Science and Disorders

    Favorite Place to Study: Downtown Library

    Hobbies/Interests: Dance

    Favorite Book: Great Gatsby

    Favorite Band/Song: Zack Bryan

    Favorite Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus-My sorority house; Off campus- University Town Center

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Country Roads

  • Cait Crawford

    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    Major: Animal & Nutritional Sciences  

    Hobbies/Interests: Working out, listening to music, hanging with friends

    Favorite place to study: Evansdale Library study rooms

    Favorite book: Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Favorite band/song: The Weekend/ Pyramids by Frank Ocean 

    Favorite movie: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    My favorite hang out on and off campus: On campus would be the Hammocks by the Ag Science Building. Off campus would be the gym I am a member of. 

    Favorite WVU tradition: Tailgating in the Blue Lot with Friends

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Harmony, Consistency, Discipline, Significance, Focus

  • Janie Prunty

    Hometown: Bridgeport, WV

    Major: Elementary Education

    Hobbies/Interests: Working out with CHAARG

    Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing

    Favorite Band/Song: Taylor Swift, Willow

    Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

    My Favorite Hang Out On & Off Campus: On Campus- Mountainlair Green, Off Campus- Cooper’s Rock

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Country Roads after a home football game win!

    Favorite place to study: The Starbucks at the bottom of Seneca Hall

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Learner, Futuristic, Connectedness, Relator, Developer

  • Becca Johnson

    Hometown: Princeton, WV

    Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy trying new workouts, skiing, and going to the movies.

    Favorite place to study: The Evansdale Bookstore

    Favorite book: Hidden Figures

    Favorite band/song: Taylor Swift: Enchanted

    Favorite movie: 13 Going on 30

    My favorite hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love going to the Mountainlair Green. Off campus, I love going to The Grind coffee shop!

    Favorite WVU tradition: Singing John Denver’s Country Roads!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Discipline, Consistency, Focus, Harmony, Arranger

  • Sydney Straub

    Hometown: Erie, PA

    Major: Health and Well-Being

    Favorite Place to Study: Starbucks by the Mountainlair

    Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, Hiking, Painting, Volleyball

    Favorite Book: Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    Favorite Band/Song: The Lumineers 

    Favorite Movie: Where the Crawdads Sing 

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus is the Mountainlair Green! Off campus is River Birch Cafe!

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a football win

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Includer, Woo, Communication, Ideation, Strategic

  • Lauren Marquart

    Hometown: Wheeling, WV

    Major: Elementary Education

    Favorite Place to Study: Downtown Wise Library

    Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Hanging with friends, Squishmallows

    Favorite Book: The Help

    Favorite Band/Song: Luke Combs/ Five Leaf Clover 

    Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: On campus- Mountainlair Green; Off Campus- Chipotle

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Football Tailgates!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Strategic, Responsibility, Discipline, Focus, Competition

  • Alisha Mauro

    Hometown: Latrobe, PA

    Major: Forensic Examiner and Psychology

    Favorite Place to Study: When it’s nice, anywhere outside!

    Hobbies/Interests: Hammocking

    Favorite Book: It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover

    Favorite Band/Song: Zach Bryan, Happy Instead 

    My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus is hammocking on the green! Off campus is hiking at the core arboretum or coopers rock!

    Favorite WVU Tradition: Country Roads and Monday Night Lights 

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Woo, Arranger, Includer, Communication, Achiever

  • Ella Hensell

    Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

    Major: Finance and Marketing

    Favorite Place to Study: Downtown Wise Library

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Working out, and Hanging out with friends 

    Favorite Book: Beach Read by Emily Henry 

    Favorite Band/Song: Charleston Girl, Tyler Childers 

    Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

    My Favorite Hangout On and Off Campus: OOn campus I like to hang out at Reynolds Hall, but off campus I love to hang out The Blue Moose Cafe which is in our Downtown Business District

    Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite WVU tradition is singing the Alma Mater song at the beginning of every home football game. My family is full of Mountaineers alumni and being able to sing the song with my family on game day is a surreal experience!

    Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Input, Futuristic, Competition, Restorative