Ed Schick

Ed is currently a graduate student in the Geoenvironmental Studies master program. He completed his B.S. in Geography with a minor in Natural Hazards and Emergency Management from Millersville University in 2019. His current areas of study are land use and planning. Outside of the classroom, Ed enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing soccer. Ed is excited to help the community and continue to learn during his time at CLUS.

Project: Franklin County Housing Assessment

      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

              Kelsey Bortner

              Kelsey graduated at Shippensburg University with her B.S. in Biology in May 2021. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in Tick research within the Biology Department and was active in the Red Raider Marching Band. Starting in August 2021, Kelsey will be attending graduate school at Shippensburg University pursing her M.S. in Biology. Her interests include environmental conservation, habitat rehabilitation, agriculture, GIS, and climate change.

              Projects: Climate Commitment (2021, 2022), General CLUS (2021, 2022), Air Quality (2022)

                  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)