Franny Ritchie is a Watershed Conservation Educator for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.
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Franny Ritchie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and recently completed a master’s degree in environmental history, with a concentration in the history of urban planning, from the University at Albany. She became interested in questions of urban space and sustainability while teaching at Phillips Academy, Andover in 2005 and was part of a committee to bring a sustainability coordinator to the school, an interest she carried with her into graduate school. Currently she is working as a Watershed Conservation Educator for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, a Student Conservation Agency appointment. After a one-year stint with Audubon, she plans to pursue a joint JD/MUP.
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