Try This VISTA

Elizabeth Brunello

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
B.A., French & Healthcare in Society
University of Richmond

I’ve lived in Charleston, West Virginia for a little over a year working as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I’ve focused on creating & supporting different health & wellness initiatives in rural and urban WV, from the Try This Conference to creating a girls’ leadership & empowerment group in Logan County. I’ve found a beautiful, welcoming home in West Virginia and I want to help make it a better place for children and families. I also have a passion for running, painting, reading, and want to become a certified doula or midwife.



Ashley Madden

Hometown: Sissonville, West Virginia
Communication Studies - West Virginia University

Ashley is an AmeriCorps VISTA with West Virginia Healthy Kids and Family Coalition and the TryThis Project. She grew up in Sissonville, West Virginia and earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at West Virginia University. She hopes to attend Boston University online in early 2015 where she will focus on obtaining a MSW. In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys listening to music, outdoor activities, and running.



Andrew Acosta

Psychology - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

He currently resides in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.  In his free time, Andrew enjoys running and trying new foods.

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