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Abby Sine

Abby Sine

Abby Sine, a member of the Honors College from Core, will graduate with a degree in mathematics and minors in economics and statistics. She has served as the vice president for the Association of Women in Math, a mentor in the Student Support Services Trio Program and is a Presidential Student Ambassador.

A first-generation student who has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average, she also boasts impressive feats beyond the classroom to include serving as the founder and president of the First2 Network, an organization of students and others across the state who seek to improve STEM persistence among rural, first-generation and other underrepresented college students.

Sine has also served as learning assistant in the Department of Mathematics where she had an opportunity to explore mathematical work in academia and hone her teaching skills and a peer mentor for the WVU Student Support Services where she helped support and facilitate the success of first-year students.

She reports her involvement in Summer Undergraduate Research Experience altered her views on education research and propelled her interest in becoming a professor. Through her research, she began to recognize the multifaceted role of a professor to include mentoring and guiding students and as an innovator in research.

As an AmeriCorps Summer VISTA, she served as an educational counselor for local high school students where she was tasked with creating a three-week mathematics course, providing her an opportunity to implement her active learning theories that she had learned in WVUteach.

After graduation, Sine will pursue her doctorate degree in statistics at Pennsylvania State University and, ultimately, she will seek a career as a college professor and statistics education researcher.

Through her research, she aims to help statistics become more widely understood in a data-driven world through an educational program designed for the general public.