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Nikki Byrne-Hoffman

Co-Director, WVU Campus Food Garden and Service Assistant Professor, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences

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 a Co-Director of the WVU Campus Food Garden and a Service Assistant Professor in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. Her role deals with formal and informal curriculum in urban, small-scale, and community-based agriculture. In addition to her work within WVU, Nikki’s ministry with First Presbyterian Church as a deacon includes addressing community issues such as housing and food justice, LGBTQ+ inclusivity, and affordable quality childcare. She is also a strong advocate in the community for inclusive and safe recreational areas and community food programs within the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County.