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Student Staff

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 master's in science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources. His primary roles as a GRA with WRI are field sampler and data analyst.

Paige Wantlin

Paige Wantlin is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at WVU. 
Melissa Shafer


Melissa Shafer is pursuing her master's degree in Forestry with a focus in Forest Hydrology. Her primary role with WRI is supporting current stream gauging and pollutant modeling projects.
Jacob Morris

Jacob Morris is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Energy and Environmental Resource Management with a minor in Economics. He assists with field work, acid mine drainage data organization, and supporting WRI's carbon sequestration project. Jacob recently completed WVU's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.
Adam Gratton

Adam Gratton is a sophomore undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. He assists with the Three Rivers QUEST program, including data entry and developing biweekly newsletters. During his freshman year, Adam completed WVU's Research Apprenticeship Program

Mo Ghee

Maureen “Mo” Ghee is a senior Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering undergraduate student. She assists with activities within the Water Program at WRI.


Eva Bridges

Eva Bridges is a senior majoring in Environmental Soil and Water Science with a minor in Sustainable Design and Geology. Eva will provide project support to the NBAC which will include WVU TAB, BAD Buildings, and Downtown Appalachia.