PSOC Officers 2019-2020

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.

Officers and Chairs:

President: Nancy Weinheimer
Runs the meetings, finds new ways to expand and grow the club, oversees finalization paperwork for all trips/events, is the face of PSOC.
Nancy is studying geoscience, likes semi-sweet chocolate chips, and her favorite way to get out is paddling whitewater

Vice President: Shawn Chang
Runs/oversees internal meetings, helps get trips off the ground, finds new ways to raise funds.
Shawn is a biology major and unofficial mycologist, he likes rowing and the smell of a hot Japanese curry

Treasurer: Sasha Pershanina
Oversees all funds, reimburses members for trip-related expenses, plans funding allocations.
Sasha is a computer science major (NO SHE WON’T FIX YOUR COMPUTER) who likes ‘booch, her cat Sausage, and tofu

Secretary: James McGovern      
Keeps meeting minutes, updates the PSOC Officer manual, primary handler of participation agreements.
James is an aerospace major who like pointless road trips and flannel

Webmaster Historian: Andrew ONeill
Keeper of lore, updates website.
Andrew is a graduate student in electrical engineering. He likes rocks, falling off of rocks, and space weather

Day Hike Chair: Alex Kubala
Coordinates and trains Trip Facilitators, as well as plans day hikes for each weekend
Alex is studying environmental engineering and his favorite way to get outside is backpacking

Service Chair: Keaton Sartoni
In charge of finding and leading service opportunities in State College and the surrounding area
Keaton studying accounting. He loves mountain biking and is an Eagle Scout

Recruitment Chair: Stephen Gover
Heads initiatives to expand and improve the PSOC community with a focus on recruiting freshman members.
Steven enjoys getting outside on hikes and believes PSOC is the best club at the university

Social Media Chair: David Ritchie
Maintains PSOC’s social media presence and works to increase the visibility of the club to students, faculty, and the local community.
David studies chemical engineering and his favorite way to get outside is skiing

Social Chairs: Kate McBrair and Ritvik Prabhu
Coordinates meetings and social activities beyond scheduled trips.
Kate and Ritvik are our social events duo. Both like movies, popcorn, and camp cooking

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

Advisor: Talley Kayser
Our wonderful faculty adviser and director of the Adventure Literature Series

If you’d like to contact the officers, email us at psoc-officers(at)

Past PSOC Officers


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