The Libraries Student Advisory Group (LSAG) seeks to give WVU students an active
voice in the decision-making process for WVU Libraries. LSAG will act as a mode
of exchange between WVU students and library administration so that both parties
can work together to provide the best possible library resources and programming
for our campus community.
Members of LSAG:
convey suggestions and input on current and future library services, collections, spaces, programming, and marketing/ communication strategies;
participate in library assessment projects;
work with librarians and library staff on student engagement and outreach projects; and
actively participate in four meetings per academic year (two meetings per Fall and Spring semester) as well as at least one library assessment or outreach activity.
Meet Our Members
Silpa Beegala (she/her)
Human Nutrition & Education, Extension
Silpa is a PhD student majoring in Human Nutrition and Education within the Extension department, with an interest in academia. She is originally from India and moved to the U.S. to further her education after Bachelor’s. She is the Treasurer of South Asian Association and a member of the treasurer committee at The Rack: Student Pantry. Outside of school, she enjoys practicing music, yoga, pottery and traveling. Silpa is passionate about serving the community with knowledge on managing a healthy lifestyle.
Suraya Boggs (she/her)
Sociology, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Suraya Boggs is a second-year student from Spencer, WV majoring in Sociology. My future plans include attending law school and practicing human rights law or immigration law. The WVU Libraries have been and continue to be a huge resource to me, so I hope to improve them any way I can!
Colton Canfield (he/him)
Economics & Finance, Chambers College of Business & Economics
Colton Canfield is a junior majoring in Economics and Finance with a minor in Criminology. Colton has been involved in various student organizations throughout his time at WVU, including the Appalachian Prison Book Project and the College of Business and Economics Student Ambassador Program. As for hobbies and interest, Colton enjoys watching sports, canoeing/kayaking, and fishing. He is excited to use his position in the LSAG to ensure the libraries at WVU remain a safe and relaxing space for all students.
Laasya Chennuru (she/her)
Biochemistry, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design & Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Laasya is a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology. Outside of LSAG, she serves as an At-Large Senator within the WVU Student Government Association, an ambassador for the WVU Honors College, and a Presidential Student Ambassador. She is also an active member of the Mountaineer Fentanyl Education Task Force, Global Medical and Dental Brigades, the Davis College Student Advisory Board, and the Undergraduate Research Association. Laasya is excited to use her LSAG position to expand study spaces, increase the social media presence of the WVU Libraries, and enhance technological accessibility for students.
Gabrielle Frazier (she/they)
English & Geography, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Gabrielle is a second-year majoring in English and Geography with a minor in Political Science. She works with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Diversity Ambassador as well as volunteers with the Appalachian Prison Book Project here in Morgantown. She is passionate about the valuable role libraries play in our communities, especially here at West Virginia University. While serving, she hopes to help in highlighting the amazing resources within the WVU library system.
Brooke Jones (she/her)
Political Science, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Brooke is a senior majoring in Political Science with minors in Leadership Studies, Journalism, and Development Studies and is on the Pre-Law track. Here at WVU, she is involved in Student Government Association as a Senator-At-Large, the Vice-President of Omega Phi Alpha, and a Campus Morale Captain on the MountaineerTHON Executive team. In her free time, Brooke is an avid reader, card or board game enthusiast, and fan of amusement parks. Her favorite spots in Morgantown to go to are Star City Nutrition for the strawberry shortcake shake & bomb pop tea, Tap House for wing night, and shopping at Gabe’s!
Sathish Kasilingam (he/him)
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Statler College
Sathish is a doctoral student focusing on smart manufacturing research and is a part of the IMSE department. Previously, he was the president of the WVU Graduate and Professional Student Senate where he was able to get a raise in stipend for graduate students. During his master's degree, he used the library very often and found it to be very useful. He believes the library should be used more often for meetings, group projects, late-night group study sessions, and more. He hopes more people will start coming back after relaxed Covid-19 precautions and use the library more.
Chemistry, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Nate is currently a junior majoring in Chemistry with minors in Biology and General Business. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he plans on attending dental school at WVU and specializing in orthodontics. Nate hopes to utilize his position on the LSAG to implement ideas that will encourage students to more frequently utilize the libraries at WVU.
Adelaide McDonald (she/her)
Vocal Performance, College of Creative Arts
Adelaide McDonald is a first year master's student studying vocal performance and graduated from WVU in the spring of 2022 with a double major in Anthropology and Economics. She works as the opera and voice graduate assistant in addition to singing in the opera production and WVU Chamber Singers.
Civil and Mining Engineering, Statler College
Heriberto Perez is a senior majoring in Civil and Mining Engineering, along with minors in Mathematics and Geology. He is also pursuing certification in teaching mathematics, to K-12 students, via the WVUteach program. Passionate in serving the WVU community and beyond, Heriberto aims to establish noticeable impacts and connections to the good of those around him, whether they be students, incoming freshman or general people/groups. In his free time, he enjoys reading, studying and pursing fresh opportunities and knowledge for his own personal and leadership development. Even his primarily interests revolve around sustainability and the environment.
Wen Juan Mo
Educational Theory and Practice, College of Applied Human Sciences
Wen Juan Mo is a Ph.D. student in Educational Theory and Practice. She is passionate about Elementary Education and Language Education. Being a former language teacher for seventeen years, she is excited to share her insights with others. She also looks forward to working with librarians to make resources assessable to all students.
Emily Rexroad (she/her)
Political Science, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Emily is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. She also serves as the Residence Hall Association Vice President, is a Resident Assistant at Seneca Hall, and is an active member of Pi Beta Phi. As an Appalachian born and raised person, she is passionate about educating others on the reality of Appalachian life and fighting for women’s rights. She’s excited to serve on the student advisory board and hopes to better connect incoming freshmen with WVU’s libraries.
Mallory Sisler (she/her)
Public Administration, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Mallory graduated in 2020 from WVU with degrees in Political Science and History. She is now working on a Master of Public Administration. Mallory is passionate about inclusive policy. WVU has been my home for six years now and I am excited to represent graduate and commuter students while serving on the Libraries Student Advisory Group.
Counseling, College of Applied Human Sciences
Ryan Wratchford is a recent WVU graduate with a Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies. He is currently seeking a Masters in School Counseling. During his time at WVU, he has conducted numerous research and studies involving the LGBTQ+ Population and how they're disproportionately affected by discriminatory healthcare practices and substance use. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and playing video games.
Interested in Becoming a Member?
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