West Virginia University
Myya is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies and a minor in Arabic Studies. A Black West Virginian and first-generation college student, Myya has actively sought to analyze the interconnections of race and class while inspecting communities’ relationships to power and privilege at WVU. She is also a Boren Scholar and a Gilman Scholar. As a Marshall Scholar, Myya will pursue an MPhil in History & Welsh History at Cardiff University, where she plans to comparatively research the legacy of interracial, working-class solidarity within Appalachian and Welsh coal mining communities.