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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!


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.

Ella Hardman

Ella Hardman is an undergraduate student worker at the Northern Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University. She assists with outreach activities, such as aiding in the organization of conferences and events, as well as designing graphics for websites and social media. Ella is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Psychology. She is a West Virginia native and is looking forward to helping the community through her work at the NBAC.

Adam Gratton, student worker WVWRI

Adam Gratton is in his junior year in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. As a student worker for WVWRI, 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 with WVWRI.
Jacob Morris

Jacob Morris is graduate student worker for WVWRI working toward a Master of Science degree in Energy Environments. Jacob previously worked as an undergraduate student worker and SURE student for WVWRI while obtaining a bachelor's degree in Energy and Environmental Resource Management with a minor in Economics. He assists with field work, data management, and supporting WRI's carbon sequestration project
Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson is an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Design. Working as a SURE student at WVWRI, she assists in field work corresponding to Three Rivers Quest, acid mine drainage, and the Critical Materials Program. Sarah is also completing WVU’s Research Apprenticeship Program and hopes to continue environmental research during her career at West Virginia University.