Kaycie Stushek, a Masters candidate in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be working with The Hub this summer. Here’s she explains what attracted her to West Virginia.
I value the tight-knit community I grew up in, and feel that same collective energy here in West Virginia.
In the stories I’ve read, and in each place I have visited here, there are hard-working people investing in, and building up, their communities. I feel lucky to join the West Virginia Community Development Hub at such an exciting time!
My background is in natural resources outreach and education, and I’ve spent the past eight years working with people to create lasting relationships with the natural environment.
My focus is in community development, environmental planning, and placemaking strategies. I came to The Hub with an interest in working with communities who are building their capacity in creative, innovative ways.
There is so much in West Virginia to explore by bike, and kayak, and tons of amazing local food, music and brews to enjoy.
I have already met some of the kindest people who are more than willing to share their stories and experiences with me, and can’t wait to meet more through The Hub.