Mike Nassry is an ecological engineer with Riparia (formerly the Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Institute) in the Department of Geography. He earned a B.S. and M.S. from Penn State’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering program, worked as consultant conducting ecological and human health based risk assessments, and researched meltwater supported streams in southeast Alaska while earning a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Now back in beautiful Happy Valley Pennsylvania, his research with Riparia focuses on wetland hydrology and the impacts of climate change and land management choices on wetland systems and the ecosystems services they provide.
KIMBERLY DEL BRIGHT is the Writer-In-Residence for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. She has taught writing in high school and college classrooms, has composed numerous instructional materials for composition, written and edited technical books and articles, and has published articles in magazines and newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Economics and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Master of Science in Forestry from Penn State. She and her husband, Dan, are the parents of three grown children. When they are not working, you can find them running or biking the hills of beautiful Happy Valley with their lovable mutt, Millie.