Sarah Thompson

Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability from Shippensburg University in 2021 and is continuing in the Geography/Earth Science department to earn her M.S. in Geoenvironmental Science and Sustainability. She is a member of the international honor society in geography, Gamma Theta Upsilon, and has interests in food security, sustainable agriculture, land use, and climate science. In her free time, she enjoys spending time kayaking, camping, and playing with her dogs.

Projects: Kittatinny Ridge GIS

      Alexandra Shatzer

      Alex Shatzer is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Shippensburg University studying sociology with a biology minor. Her interests are in public health and the effect that climate change has on population health.  She is currently the president of the National Society of Leadership and success an honors society on campus. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

      Projects: Kittatinny Ridge Survey

          Matt Ostap

          Matt is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Shippensburg University studying Geoenvironmental Studies with a GIS Minor. He is currently working on the Kittatinny Ridge GIS Project at CLUS. He has completed internships with The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and the Cumberland County Conservation District. Matt is interested in field work and GIS and would like to pursue a career with both of these fields.

          Projects: Kittatinny Ridge (2020)

              Ying Yang, Ph.D.

              Ph.D. in Sociology from University of South Carolina

              Dr. Yang is interested in studying housing inequality across different racial and ethnic groups. Recently, Dr. Yang started research on housing accessibility issues and how they differ in different communities (metro areas vs. rural areas). Dr. Yang specializes in quantitative data analysis and supports CLUS survey efforts.

              Troy Alleman

              Troy graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Studies and minor in Public Administration. He is interested in hydrology and hydrogeology, and plans to pursue a graduate degree focused on water resource management. A nontraditional student with a military background, Troy enjoys mentoring and supports many students in the department. His wide-ranging skills include interpersonal communication, planning, cartography, GIS, spatial analysis, and finding creative solutions to unique problems.

              Projects: Kittatinny Ridge GIS Project (2017), LVMA (2017), Delaware River Basin Project (2018)