Academic Laboratory Manager, Department of Biology
Nikki Byrne-Hoffman is a native Mountaineer. She grew up in a small town in Braxton County, WV and moved to Morgantown in 2005 to complete her B.A. in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences. Her family now calls Morgantown and West Virginia University home. Nikki is an Academic Laboratory Manager for the Department of Biology, where she helps develop and administer majors curriculum for a diverse cohort of approximately 1000-1600 students a semester. In addition to her work within WVU, Nikki is heavily involved in community outreach in the Morgantown and surrounding areas. Her ministry with First Presbyterian Church as a deacon and board member of Presbyterian Child Development Center includes addressing community issues such as housing and food insecurity, LGBTQ+ inclusivity, and affordable quality childcare. She is also a strong advocate in the community for inclusive and safe recreational areas within the City of Morgantown, where she serves as a founding board member of the newly organized BOPARC Foundation.