For many students, WVU feels like family. For Amaya Gray, it is family. Gray’s grandfather, Ken Gray, may have founded the long-standing program WVUp All Night (which hosts events and activities for students as an alternative to the bar scene), but Gray is leaving her own mark as a Mountaineer. She’s been part of the Career Readiness Program with our in-house Center for Career Development, served as a Peer Mentor for incoming freshmen in BCOR 191 and a Chambers College Ambassador, has been a member of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) with Naomi Boyd, and founded Students of Color in Business with the help of Susan Lantz. “Students of Color in Business is geared towards business students and business minors, as well as any student who wants to be an entrepreneur or learn more about business,” Gray said.
While several members of her family are Mountaineers, Gray made her experience here at WVU her own. “My family is very tight knit. I knew my grandfather had worked at WVU, but I didn’t realize how large of an impact he had on the University until I came here. What I will always love most about WVU is the amount of nice people here on campus. Everyone welcomes you with open arms and the fan base is great – we really are one here at WVU.”
Gray has accepted a full-time position with KPMG and will start after graduation in May 2022.