Interning with Pitt Faculty for the ATP

My name is Jessica Jones, and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh. Last semester in the fall of 2022, I was in the sustainability capstone course to fulfill a requirement for the sustainability certificate. When I first started the class and chose a project, I did not know or expect my future…

Spring ACRI Internship!

Hello! My name is Grace, I’m a senior Political Science and History double-major from Warwick, NY, and will also be receiving American Sign Language (ASL) and Public and Professional Writing certificates. This is my second semester working with the multi-disciplinary Appalachian Collegiate Research Initiative group at Pitt, after completing our research, our group of eight…

An Introduction to my Journey in Copenhagen!

Hello! My name is Kashvi Shah and I am a junior at Pitt. I am majoring in Rehabilitation Sciences on the pre-Physician Assistant track and am also pursuing certificates in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine and the Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation. I am very interested in studying and learning more about medicine, disability, and healthcare….

After the 2022 ATP

My time with the ATP has definitely been a learning and growing experience, but here’s the gist: After our trip to Fayette County in mid-October we were able to produce three deliverables: The Celebrate Uniontown Proposal as well as the collection of grants are meant to address the concerns of local business owners. The first…

About me!

Hello, I’m Grace! I am a senior History and Political Science double-major receiving certificates in American Sign Language and Public and Professional Writing. I also love making music, and am a member of the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band and the Heinz Chapel Choir. This semester I enrolled in the class associated with the…

Appalachian Resilience in Fayette County, PA

Rachel Lenard, Urban Studies/GIS ’23 Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Lenard and I will be expanding more upon my previous blog post regarding my experience researching Fayette County, PA, through the Appalachian Teaching Project. Our main set of deliverables were asset maps of location points throughout both Connellsville and Uniontown which we deemed important…

Reflecting on the ATP

On October 14th we visited Fayette county for the first time as a cohort. I had never conducted field research in this way before, and wasn’t entirely sure where to start when we first stepped off that Pitt van. I knew a great deal about the region, its history and unique qualities from my class,…

The ATP begins!

Hi! My name is Sophia Shapiro. I am a junior Urban Studies major at Pitt with minors in legal studies, education and public service and a civic engagement distinction. I am pursuing a career in public service, so it made sense to me to take on this challenge. I really am grateful for the opportunity…

Joining the ATP Teaching Project

Rachel Lenard, Urban Studies/GIS ’23 Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Lenard and I am a senior at Pitt majoring in Urban Studies with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). A fun fact about myself is that I am a huge sports fan. I am also one of the leaders of the Oakland Zoo,…