PAWV Welcomes New VISTA

Alexandra (Alex) Coffman is from Grafton, West Virginia. She received her BA in history from West Virginia University. She then was accepted into the Atlantis Program where she studied Central and Eastern European Studies in Estonia and Poland. She received her MA in History (with concentrations in Public History and Eastern Europe) from WVU and her MA in International Relations from Collegium Civitas. During her time in Poland she interned at the Warsaw Uprising Museum. She is also the North American Coordinator for the international organization “Organisation, Cooperation, And Exchange among Students” (OCEANS).

In April 2014, Alex became the AmeriCorps VISTA for Preservation Alliance of West Virginia. Her goal is to assist West Virginian communities to utilize state and national resources to better protect, preserve, and reuse historic sites across the state.

Alex will be serving at the PAWV office at the Darden House in Elkins.  She has been tasked with projects including an economic impact study of WV’s Development Grant, helping heritage tourism initiatives in central WV, and assisting with grant applications.  You can contact Alex at or stop in during regular office hours to see her.


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