Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) is a university-recognized club dedicated to promoting the success and empowerment of women in the discipline of geography. Most of our members are graduate students in the Penn State department of geography. We support women in geography through professional development opportunities, academic support, and outreach opportunities. Our mission is inclusive; we aim to support not just women but diversity as a whole.
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SWIG Member and Geography PhD student Michelle Ritchie’s research path was shaped by her work mapping the Hurricane Sandy storm surge in Connecticut. Read her essay: Sandy Knocked, We Answered: Understanding the Geography of Hurricane Storm Surge Across Disciplines and Generations here.