Alyson Carozza is Pleasants County’s newest West Virginia University Extension family and community development agent-in-training—and while she’s new to the county, she’s definitely not new to WVU Extension nor the benefits of the organization’s youth, adult and community programming efforts.
Being a former Wood County 4-H’er, Carozza developed a passion for extension work early in life. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and extension education from WVU, Carozza started her career as an agricultural educator at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
In June 2020, she took the next step in her career by accepting an agent-in-training position with WVU Extension in Wirt County—a single agent county. During her time in the community, Carozza enjoyed providing Extension programs to help community members live their best lives, particularly the kids’ pop-up farmers markets and hands-on cooking classes.
“I am thankful for my time in Wirt County, and all of the volunteers and supporters who helped to enhance the 4-H and Extension programs in the county,” Carozza, said.
Carozza will begin her Pleasants County appointment on Tuesday, July 5.
“Pleasants County has always felt like home,” Carozza, said. “I am excited to serve the community and start making a positive impact.”
As she moves into her new position, Carozza is excited to hit the ground running with 4-H camp and getting the chance to know the youth immediately. She wants to foster the same passion in Pleasants County youth that she had growing up in 4-H.
“We are excited to have Alyson leading our Pleasants County programming,” Tony Michael, program director for WVU Extension Family and Community Development unit, said. “Alyson brings experience and vision that resonates with our community stakeholders, so I believe this partnership will lead to an even stronger WVU Extension presence in the county.”
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