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Rachel Pell Spirnak

Water Research Project Manager

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(304) 293-6968

Water Research Project Manager

Rachel is a Water Research Project Manager for the West Virginia Water Research Institute. In this role, she provides a leadership role in initiating, implementing, and supervising environmental water-focused research and outreach within the Three Rivers QUEST program and other water-centric projects at WVWRI. Rachel holds a Master of Science degree in Energy Environments from WVU and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Penn State Behrend. She joined the WVWRI team in 2020 as a Water Resources Specialist and transitioned into the Water Research Project Manager position in 2024. Prior to her time at WVWRI, she served as an AmeriCorps member at Mountain Watershed Association (Laurel Highlands, PA) and Friends of Deckers Creek (Morgantown, WV), which inspired her to protect communities’ water resources.

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