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Current Students

The following students are currently working with WRI as undergraduate or graduate student workers. WRI offers many exciting and unique student positions. Continue to check back on our opportunities page to see current student worker or staff openings!

Graduate student, Joseph Kingsbury
Joe Kingsbury is pursuing a masters in science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources. His main roles at WRI are field sampler and data analyst.

Paige Wantlin

Paige Wantlin is a Graduate Research Assistant at the WVU Northern Brownfields Assistance Center. Previously, she has worked at the West Virginia Legislature as a Herndon Fellow for the Senate Committee on Government Organization and as a research assistant within the WVU Department of Political Science. She graduated from WVU with a Bachelors in Political Science with a minor in Economics in May 2021, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at WVU. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, her hobbies include weight lifting, reading, writing, and hiking. Paige will be supporting the NBAC and BAD Buildings with research related to specific sites and communities, as well as in the research and tracking of policies related to abandoned and dilapidated buildings through the Abandoned Properties Coalition.

Jude Platz

Jude Platz is an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. His role at WRI is to work with 3RQ sampling / data entry and outreach projects.

Caitlin Glascock

Caitlin Glascock is an undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering student. She assists in the Critical Materials Program at WRI.

Eliza Siefert

Eliza Siefert is an undergraduate Environmental Microbiology student assisting with activities within the Water Program at WRI, including sampling, data entry, and developing outreach materials.
Olivia Kennett

Olivia Kennett is an undergraduate student working towards a Biology and Teaching degree. She is a student laboratory assistant with the Critical Materials Program.

Adam Gratton

Adam Gratton is a freshman undergraduate student enrolled in WVU's Research Apprenticeship Program. He assists with activities within the Water Program at WRI.
Loren Gormley

Loren Gormley is an undergraduate Environmental, Soil & Water Sciences major. She primarily assists with sampling and data entry for WRI projects.
Ben Barbarito

Ben Barbarito is a Chemical Engineering student assisting with the Critical Materials Program.
Cameron Rose

Cameron Rose is an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student assisting with the critical materials program.
Natalie Stine

Natalie Stine is a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student assisting with the Critical Materials Program.