Wild But Not So Wonderful is a blog dedicated to drawing attention to the environmental issues of West Virginia.  The “wild and wonderful” state is known for it’s beautiful landscape and wilderness.  We will highlight some well-known landmarks and the issues they face.  We hope to raise awareness to the environmental struggles, as well as the conservation efforts, in West Virginia.

Meet the 5 bloggers:

1. Logan Barry-

I am a senior strategic communications major with an emphasis in public relations, and a minor in communications studies at West Virginia University, and I am recognized as a student in the P.I. Reed College of Media. I am assisting with writing this blog for a social media journalism class. I have an interest in journalism, and how the new technologies of social media are changing the ways we interact with it. My experience with strategic communications includes two summer internships at a  personal injury law firm in Virginia in their marketing department, in which I have worked with social media and blogs on their company website.

2.  Karly Shire-

I am a junior television journalism major with a minor in communication studies at WVU.  After graduating next spring, I hope to become a producer for a local news station.  I am very interested in using social media as a platform for news, as well as promotion.  I recently started working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Morgantown producing their social media videos.

3. Sierra Halstenberg-

Charismatic, outdoor action junkie who believes in the power of communication to build and embrace relationships.  I’m currently a student at West Virginia University majoring in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. I’m expecting to graduate this upcoming Spring 2015. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking and yoga. I have a serious case of wanderlust: a strong urge to travel and explore the world.

4.Carley Posey-

I am a senior broadcast news major at West Virginia University graduating in May 2015. I am a lover of food and all things outdoors. In my spare time I like to cook and do things outdoors like hike with my dog, fish, hunt, ride bikes, and just be outside in the fresh air. After graduation I hope to find something in my field behind the scenes such as a producer or editor. I am West Virginia born and raised and there is nothing more beautiful to me than the mountains of this state, but I hope to show that there are some things we need to be worried about when it comes to our parks and landmarks.

5. Mike Marsh

Hey everyone I’m Mike Marsh. I am currently a senior at West Virginia University studying print journalism and sport communication. I am originally from Boston, Mass. and have lived in Morgantown, W.Va. the last three years. I wish to use my degree to become a sports writer and focus on sports journalism. It has always been a dream of mine to be a writer for a team like the Boston Red Sox or the Boston Bruins. This blog will be a great change of pace because I also love the outdoors and wish to learn more about what different factors make West Virginia wild, but not so wonderful.


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