Annette is a fourth year Ph. D. student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an M. A. in Social and Public Policy from Duquesne University. She has been a WVU graduate teaching instructor and academic advisor for SOCA undergraduates. Annette is currently a Graduate Research Assistant working with the new Online Graduate Certificate in Social Science Research program. Annette is also a member of the Think Tank for Social Research on Cannabis and an Eberly College Social Justice Research Fellow. Annette’s dissertation and research interest is in neighborhood gentrification studies, community development, and public policy.