Mallory Napolillo was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia--and chose to stay to pursue her bachelor's degree in animal and nutritional sciences. She'll graduate May 13 and is deciding the path she wants to take next. She may attend graduate school in the fall to get a master's degree in animal and nutritional sciences or get a job within the animal nutrition industry before attending graduate school. Her path may be undecided, but her goal is not. She hopes to become a ruminant nutritionist and work in the dairy industry.
Why did you choose to attend WVU Davis College?
When you’re from Morgantown, it’s almost as if you’re born a Mountaineer! I chose the Davis College specifically because the atmosphere was very close-knit (like a family), and I could see myself being most successful there.
What was your most valuable experience at Davis College?
My most valuable experiences during my time in the Davis College all stemmed from joining clubs, programs and organizations that aided in making meaningful connections with students, faculty and staff. From the get-go, I threw myself into as many activities as possible, like the Davis College Student Ambassador program and the Davis College Student Advisory Board. Through these programs, I met some of my best friends and have made lifelong connections--professional and otherwise. The people who have consistently helped me along my journey at WVU are the ones who have made being a WVU Davis alumnus so valuable to me.
What advice do you have for current Davis College students?
The advice I would offer to current Davis College students is to cherish the time they have left and to put in the effort to make as many connections as possible. You never know where they will lead you! Look forward to the future after graduation, but never forget your time as a Mountaineer.
What advice do you have for high school students?
My advice for high school students pursuing college after graduation would be to get prepared for some of the best years of your life! College is a once-in-a-lifetime
experience that enables you to grow as a person and as
a professional in ways you would never have foreseen.