Ayrton Marriott

Ayrton is currently a graduate student in the Geoenvironmental Studies Master’s program. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State, where he earned a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management. His current areas of interest are land use planning, GIS, and sustainability. Outside of school, Ayrton enjoys spending his time outdoors whether it be skiing, mountain biking, or hiking. He is excited to represent the CLUS and build meaningful connections while working on impactful projects.

Projects: Mountain Creek Trail Assessment (2021)

      Amber Millison

      Amber is a graduate student in Shippensburg’s Geoenvironmental Studies program. Born in Frederick, Maryland, she graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University in May of 2020 with a double major in Earth Science and Geography, concentrating in Atmospheric Sciences. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Gamma Theta Upsilon geographical honor society. Her academic interests include climatology, coupled natural and human systems, and projects involving field work. In her free time, Amber enjoys hiking with her dog, crocheting, and visiting new cities and places. Amber is excited to apply her geographic skills and knowledge to help protect natural systems while working for the CLUS.

      Projects: Mountain Creek Trail Assessment; Appalachian Trail Natural Resource Condition Assessment

          Alex Torchio

          Originally from Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Alex received his BA in History from Shippensburg University in May 2020. He is currently in the Applied History Graduate Program pursing his MA in Applied History with a concentration in Museum Studies. Alex serves as one of the Graduate Assistants (GA) for the History and Philosophy Department. He currently is working in his capacity as a GA on researching the history of the Southhampton Furnace for the Furnace Run Project. Alex is also interning at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Shippensburg’s’ Campus, currently researching its’ history and cataloging its’ textbook and artifact collections. Once graduated, Alex hopes to pursue a career in museums or archives.

          Projects: Center for Applied History; Southhampton Furnace (2021)

              Margaret Gutshall

              I graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History my concentration was in American History. I am currently enrolled in the Master’s Program for Applied History with my concentration in Museum Studies. I am hoping to graduate in December and then get a job in a museum. Eventually I want to get my doctorate in Early European History.

              Projects: Center for Applied History; African American Cemeteries (2021)

                  Demetrios Koutsokostas

                  Demetri is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Geoenvironmental Studies and a GIS certificate. He graduated from HACC in 2020 with an A.S. in Structural Engineering Technology before transferring to Shippensburg University. His primary academic/professional interests include hydrology and soils as they relate to land use and conservation. He looks forward to applying his career experience in real estate and his academic experiences while working with the CLUS.

                  Projects: Center for Rural PA Housing Study