Officers 2018-2019

As the largest outdoor club at Penn State, PSOC has a substantial officer board to help people get outside! Feel free to talk to us at meetings or contact us directly with any questions. 

President: Christina Platt
Runs the meetings, finds new ways to expand and grow the club, oversees finalization paperwork for all trips/events, is the face of PSOC.

Vice President: Natalie McCollum
Runs/oversees internal meetings, helps get trips off the ground, finds new ways to raise funds.

Treasurer: Connor McInerney
Oversees all funds, reimburses members for trip-related expenses, plans funding allocations.

Secretary: Sam Lowry      
Keeps meeting minutes, updates the PSOC Officer manual, primary handler of participation agreements.

Social Chair and Freshman Outreach: Katie Crowley
Heads initiatives to expand and improve the PSOC community with a focus on recruiting freshman members.

Canoe Division Chair:  Isaac Bressler
Coordinates our club’s extensive paddling activities.

Activities Chair: James McGovern
Coordinates meetings and activities beyond scheduled trips.

Gear Manager: Joe Marin
Maintains outing club gear including backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.

Backpacking Chair: Jack Guay
Specializes in all things backpack camping related, teaches backpacking skills to new members, facilitates trip planning and administration.

Webmaster and Historian: Christopher Marone
Keeper of club maps and lore, updates website.

Philanthropy Chair: Austin Gunson
Leads PSOC’s efforts towards supporting and benefiting THON.

Advisor: Jen Emigh
Our wonderful faculty advisor and director of Penn State’s AURORA programs.

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Past PSOC Officers