The Center for Resilient Communities is led by dedicated staff and collaborators.
Bradley Wilson is Associate Professor of Geography and founding director of the CRC at WVU.
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Program Director, Community Leadership
Megan Govindan is a native West Virginian, with a passion for community nutrition.
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Program Director, Education and Outreach
Amanda Marple conducts action research focused on cooperatives enterprises as an alternative means of grassroots economic organizing.
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Program Director, Food Policy Research
Joshua Lohnes studies the moral, political and economic place of food in the wider economy.
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Program Director, Food System Development
Fritz Boettner has 15 years of experience in a wide array of food system development and implementation activities.
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Program Director, Community GIS Research
Thomson Gross is originally from West Virginia but spent his formative years in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Graduate Research Assistant
Heidi Gum is a Master's student at WVU whose research explores women’s leadership in community food systems.
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Alanna Higgins is entering her second year with the lab as a Phd candidate in the Geography Department.
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Valentina Muraleedharan has a deep love for community-building and plans to pursue her Ph.D. research in this light.
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Valerie Slone is an MA candidate in Geography and is passionate about the intersection of food and culture.
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Emily Tingler is pursuing an MA in Geography and divides her energy among many interests.
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