Location: Morgantown, WV
Education: BS in Business Analysis, Pennsylvania State University
Position: Senior Database Administrator (DBA)
Background: "My career in IT started in my freshmen year of college when I was given the opportunity to work with several statistical computer software packages" says WVNET’s Senior DBA Barbara Long. "While my undergraduate degree was in Business Analysis, I was able to use my college computer experience to land a job with the WVNET in Morgantown, WV after graduation. I spent over a decade in WVNET's Information Services department, progressing through the ranks from proofreader to senior technical writer/editor. Wanting more of a challenge, I started supporting the Student Information System that we have managed for our higher education clients. I have supplemented my work experience with training on relational database methodologies and SQL programming."