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Nonprofit shines spotlight on creative West Virginians


Over her desk at the Disney Parks studio in Los Angeles, production coordinator Jillian Howell has a West Virginia flag. 

“I get attached to places really easily. So I definitely love Los Angeles — but I always say that I’m a West Virginian,” she said. 

“When you’re out of state, you often become, like, the ambassador for the state just by talking about it and trying to support it. And so I think that’s just really important for the way that others perceive us but also the way that we perceive ourselves.” 

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