Ted Auch, PhD
Ted is a scientist with a passionate interest in topics such as environmental justice, ecosystem services, watershed resilience, and landscape alteration(s). Ted always wanted to use his ecosystem biogeochemistry background to work on advocacy issues, and the opportunity to work with... Learn more
Karen Edelstein, MPS
Karen Edelstein’s work with FracTracker involves mapping oil and gas infrastructure and associated community responses, transitions to clean energy, and demographics of impacted communities. Primarily she works on oil and gas development issues along the East Coast. Learn more
Kyle Ferrar, MPH
Kyle Ferrar is an environmental health scientist and an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where he received his masters in public health degree. He is also currently a doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Environmental and Occupational Health department. Learn more
Kirk Jalbert, PhD, MFA
At FracTracker, Kirk directs a number of efforts across the U.S. empowering people to document and communicate issues related to oil and gas development. Using ethnographic and participatory research methods, these projects... Learn more
Matt Kelso, BA
Matt Kelso has always been fascinated with how maps can show the way people interact with their environment over space and time. He believes that if we ask the right questions, data can tell us a lot about situations that we are not able to observe directly. Learn more
Gwen’s main responsibilities at FracTracker are working with all staff at an administrative level, assisting with HR related issues, and support in a variety of ways. Her job varies each day from monitoring budgets, helping with event planning... Learn more
Brook Lenker, MA
David “Brook” Lenker is the Executive Director of the FracTracker Alliance and based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He oversees the strategic programmatic, operational, and fundraising activities of FracTracker and works with the board of directors... Learn more
Sam Rubright, MPH, CPH
Samantha (Malone) Rubright has worked with FracTracker since its inception in 2010. With FracTracker, Sam conducts and translates environmental health research for the website; nurtures... Learn more
Rebecca Vollmer, PhD
Rebecca is a fundraising and business development consultant with non-profit, corporate and academic clients across the northeastern United States, California, and in select major Asian cities. She has served as... Learn more
Michael is attending Grand Valley State University pursuing a degree in Natural Resource Management and a minor in Biology. Along with his major and minor he is working towards acquiring his GIS certificate. Currently he is working on an independent study focused on elk movements in Northern Michigan, which involves assessing and interpreting vegetation types using aerial imagery. He is also a member of the GVSU Bass Fishing Team and has had the opportunity to compete at state and national competitions. When Michael is not working he can be found spending time hunting and fishing throughout Michigan.
Wendy graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Public Health Policy. She worked in a pathology laboratory for three years before deciding to pursue her Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in Environmental Health Science and Policy at The George Washington University. In the summer of 2015, she interned at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board where she investigated occupational injuries that occurred as a result of conducting hot work (i.e. welding, grinding, burning). She always had an interest in worker safety and health, but as she went further into her graduate career, she also developed an interest in the environmental and occupational impacts that occur as a result from oil and gas industrial practices. She enjoys being in the mountains, taking road trips, traveling, and trying different types of cuisine.
Ashlee is a recent graduate of Humboldt State University. There she studied geography and geospatial science, earning a B.A. Her studies focused on the spatial extent and lasting impacts of human phenomena, particularly the wide availability of data and the geographic location of its producers. She is a member of the California Geographic Society and participated in their yearly conferences during her time at university. Her other interests include science fiction, brewing beer, yarn crafts, and traveling.
Sierra has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and an M.S. in Geography & Environmental Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In her master’s thesis she investigated the effects of neoliberal environmental conservation policy in Costa Rica. She worked on Conservation International’s CASCADE project assessing the adaptive capacity of farmers in Central America to climate change. She was also a part of the Evidence-Based Conservation working group of the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration, helping to create a systematic map of the effects of conservation interventions on human well-being. Now, she aims to use GIS in projects relating to environmental justice and sustainable policy. She is currently a community organizer with the Shalefield Organizing Committee, a group working toward environmental justice for those impacted by natural gas infrastructure in central Pennsylvania. Her other interests include travelling, outer space, hydrology, and hiking.