Project Assistants

Grace O’Malley (Senior)

Grace a Biology major and a Spanish minor and plans to go to grad school after she graduates from Allegheny to get her PhD in aquatic ecology. She is a sister of Alpha Chi Omega where she is on the executive board. Grace loves hiking, kayaking, traveling, and playing with her dog Nellie.
Hometown: Winfield, Pennsylvania
High School:  Selinsgrove High School

Brianna O’Neil-Hankle (Senior)

Brianna is an Environmental Science major and Mathematics minor on the Engineering track. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and biking. She is a member of the Knitting Clay Clubs. She participated in Creek Connections while attending North Hills and absolutely loved it!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School: North Hills High School

Mary-Elizabeth Zipparo (Senior)

Mary-Elizabeth, Mimi, is a Biology major and Psychology minor on a Pre-Med track.  She participates in Biology Club, Pre-Health Club, and Meditation Club.  Mimi enjoys reading, hanging out with her friends and family, and going on mini adventures throughout the day.  She was also a member of the QV Creekers during High School, who work with Creek Connections.
Hometown: Sewickley, Pennsylvania
High School: Quaker Valley High School

Gretchen Barbera (Junior)

Gretchen Barbera is an Environmental Science major with a minor in English. On campus, she is a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team as well as a sister of Alpha Chi Omega and active member of the Allegheny Club Ultimate team. Gretchen loves hiking, running, and rock climbing. You can usually find Gretchen on campus playing around in the pottery studio or looking at the aquaponics system!
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
High School: Yarmouth High School

Isabella Petitta (Junior)

Isabella Petitta, Bella, is an Environmental Science major with biology and psychology double minor. She is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and participates in knitting club, positive deviance and allegheny against cancer.  Bella enjoys hiking, kayaking, and anything outside. She participated with Creek Connections in middle school and loved it!
Hometown: Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
High School: Seneca Valley High School

Robin Forsha (Sophomore)

Robin is an Environmental Science major and Biology minor. She likes to do anything outdoors, but some of her favorite activities are hiking, kayaking, golf, and traveling with her family. Her favorite animals are frogs and salamanders. She attended a summer creek camp session in high school and had a great time!
Hometown: Burghill, Ohio
High School: Badger High School

Madison Sherman (Sophomore)

Madi is an Environmental Science major and Communication Arts minor. She is a volunteer firefighter and is involved with Outing club and theater. She enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music, and spending time with her friends. She is very happy to be at Allegheny and to be working for Creek Connections.
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
High School: University High School

Kinsley Greenlaw (Freshman)

Kinsley Greenlaw is a biology and global health double major and is on the pre-health track. She plans on attending medical school to study to be a doctor. She loves any outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking. She is also a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse and field hockey team. Fun fact her first word was No! Her favorite creek animal is the Northern Red Salamander and she is very excited to start her academic career at Allegheny as well as working with Creek Connections.
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
High School:  Stafford Senior High School

Eva Kerr (Freshman)

I am planning to study environmental science and biology, specifically marine sciences. Fun fact, my first word was ocean! My biggest goal while being at Allegheny is to see a hellbender and my second goal is to graduate! I am excited to be a Creeker so I can help foster a positive and educated relationship between water resources and kids. My biggest fear while being a Creeker is that I will be shorter than all the students.Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
High School:  James Monroe High School