Michelle Ritchie

Michelle Ritchie

Email: 
Phone: 
814-865-3433
Office Address: 
335 Walker Building
Title: 
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
Unit: 
Department of Geography

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Expertise: 
  • climate change adaptation
  • vulnerability and resilience
  • coastal communities
  • Arctic and near-Arctic environments
Faculty Advisor(s): 

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Geography and Climate Science. Broadly, my scholarship examines environmental changes and their impacts on human populations using mixed methods. My dissertation research explores climate change adaptation.

I hold an M.A. in Geography focusing on Environmental Resource Management along with a Graduate Certificate in Watershed Studies and Management from SUNY Binghamton. While there, I worked on a grant updating all-hazard mitigation plans at the county level. I also hold a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from Southern CT StateĀ University. While there, I worked on a number of projects including the development of a coastal vulnerability assessment and a critical cartography of food access.

I am also interested in transformative change, political ecology, environmental justice, and creative methods.