Mimansha Choudhary

Mimansha is a sophmore international student at Shippensburg University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is excited to continue working with CLUS this academic year on ShipComosts. Mimansha previously worked with the SMRC, CCFSA and as a general CLUS support. In her spare time, Mimansha enjoys cooking, hiking, biking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Projects: South Mountain Research Corps, ShipComposts

      Kate Nicholson

      Kate is a junior Sustainability major, pursuing a biology minor and Geographic Information Systems certificate. Her interests within the field include climate change, rare and endangered species, carbon footprint assessments, and tracking pollination habits and bee populations. In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking and competitively powerlifting.

      Projects: South Mountain Research Corps (2019), Appalachian Trail NRCA (2019)

          Patricia Newdeck

          Trish applied her BS in Geosciences (Penn State) toward an environmental consulting career where she performed soil and groundwater investigations and designed remediations plans for industrial and petrochemical clients.  As an SU graduate student, Trish is gaining GIS processing skills and and land use knowledge.  At CLUS, she applies her analytical, project management and visual graphic skills to support a passion for land conservation and sustainable communities.  When away from the computer, she adventures on land & water with her teenage sons or slings clay at the ceramic studio.

          Projects: Minigrant storymap for the South Mountain Partnership (2017), DWRF Project (2018), ATC Demographics Project (2019), General CLUS Support (2018-2019)

              Claire Jantz, Ph.D. – Director

              B.A. in College Scholars from University of Tennessee
              M.A. in Geography from University of Maryland
              Ph.D. in Geography from University of Maryland

              Dr. Claire Jantz is the Director of the CLUS. She has extensive expertise in land use and land cover change analysis and modeling, and interdisciplinary research. Dr. Jantz has particular expertise within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and the Delmarva Peninsula. She has participated in several collaborative research efforts funded by NASA, Maryland SeaGrant, NPS, and the William Penn Foundation.

              Antonia Price

              H.B.S. in Biology from University of Utah

              Antonia received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Utah, with Undergraduate Research Scholar designation. As Project Manager for the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, she oversees various research initiatives and leads communication efforts. Antonia has a background in community outreach and science education, and enjoys communicating science to diverse audiences.