2022 - 2023 Trainees

  • Alexandra Berger

    Alexandra Berger

    Bio coming soon.
  • Amanda Weller

    Amanda Weller

    Bio coming soon.
  • Angela Gadd

    Angela Gadd

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  • Autumn Johnson

    Autumn Johnson

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  • Breanna Balog

    Breanna Balog

    Breanna Balog is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University. She currently has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Health which she obtained in May 2022. Breanna has experience in acute care Occupational Therapy, hand/upper extremity Occupational Therapy, and pediatrics. Upon graduation in May 2023, Breanna is hoping to pass her NBCOT board exam and work in a Pediatric setting. Breanna has a special interest in helping children with feeding difficulties so she hopes to learn more about feeding and swallowing through the LEND program and gain experience working in this area.
  • Caitlyn Shaffer

    Caitlyn Shaffer

    Bio coming soon.
  • Chloe Hibbs

    Chloe Hibbs

    Chloe Hibbs is a first year Speech and Language Pathology student at West Virginia University. In May of 2022, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and dual minors in Special Education and Disability Studies. In the future, I would like to work as a pediatric speech pathologist and specialize in feeding and swallowing disorders in the NICU. As a LEND trainee, I am excited to learn more about feeding and swallowing disorders and work collaboratively with other medical professionals to achieve the best possible diagnosis, treatment plan, and outcome for each patient.
  • Cole Klepper

    Cole Klepper

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  • Emma Howell

    Emma Howell

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  • Hannah Bledsoe

    Hannah Bledsoe

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  • Heather Keats

    Heather Keats

    Heather Keats is a second year law student at WVU. She is a mom to two daughters, one of whom has autism spectrum disorder. Previously she received her masters in applied linguistics and taught English as a second language. Through participating in the LEND program she hopes to learn more about the intersection of disability, education, and the law so that she might better serve children and families as an education advocate.
  • Holly-Ann Rossana

    Holly-Ann Rossana

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  • Jordyn Bachman

    Jordyn Bachman

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  • Jordyn Dowling

    Jordyn Dowling

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  • Justin Ray Dutton

    Justin Ray Dutton

    Justin-Ray is a neurodiverse Appalachian who has been working with the CED since moving to Morgantown in 2021. Professionally, he teaches in WVU's Center for Women's and Gender Studies and Country Roads Program as he finishes his MSW. His intersectional research interests include sexuality, gender, disability, expansive access to high adventure recreation, and Christian theologies. Justin-Ray is excited to integrate his lived experiences with new areas of knowledge to be gained through LEND.
  • Kelsey Perry

    Kelsey Perry

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  • Madison Bailey

    Madison Bailey

    Madison Bailey is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Health and a minor in Psychology in May 2022. Within the CED, she has gained experience working with children in the dreamcatchers program and serving as a peer mentor for students within the Country Roads program. She has a passion for working with children and their families. Through LEND, Madison hopes to gain experience in multidisciplinary, family-centered care and resources within the community to best serve her future clients and families in her career as an occupational therapist.
  • Madison Zolads

    Madison Zolads

    Bio coming soon.
  • Monica Childs

    Monica Childs

    Monica Childs is a graduate student completing her doctorate degree in audiology. She recently graduated in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at WVU. She is a LEND trainee who is looking to gain more experience with different disciples that will in turn allow her to be a better clinician and better advocate. She aspires to be a sign language interpreter and a practicing audiologist in a Veterans Association hospital. One day, she would like to work in administration and teach sign language to students.
  • Olivia Gross

    Olivia Gross

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  • Olivia Wayne

    Olivia Wayne

    Olivia Wayne, Speech-Language Pathology, MCH/LEND Olivia is a graduate student at West Virginia University studying speech-language pathology. In May 2021, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from West Virginia University. Olivia has experience evaluating and treating speech, language, and swallowing disorders at the WVU Speech and Hearing Clinic, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, and public school system. By participating in LEND, she hopes to learn more about feeding and swallowing disorders, interdisciplinary healthcare teams, and advocating for individuals with a disability.
  • Ryan Wratchford

    Ryan Wratchford

    Ryan Wratchford is a first year LEND Trainee and currently a masters student. He is obtaining his Master's in Counseling on the School Counseling track. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with emphasis' in Addiction Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Ryan has an interest in advocating and serving individuals in marginalized groups within the school system, particularly LGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities. As a LEND Trainee, Ryan hopes to learn how to provide effective school counseling services to students with disabilities in order to increase their chances of academic success and personal growth.
  • Rylee Harris

    Rylee Harris

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  • Serena Hunsberger

    Serena Hunsberger

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  • Taylor Siner

    Taylor Siner

    Bio coming soon.