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Bradley Flamm

Director, Office of Sustainability


(610) 436-2053

Bradley Flamm has been the Director of West Chester University’s Office of Sustainability since 2017 and works with the large and diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners who are active in WCU’s Sustainability Council. He holds a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and brings to this work the knowledge and skills he has developed as a professional transportation planner, a researcher and teacher, a food security analyst and community development worker, and an environmental advocate.

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Nur Ritter

Stewardship Manager, Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies


(610) 436-2722

Nur Ritter became the second Stewardship Manager of the GNA in January 2016.   Nur received a B.S. in Botany from the University of New Hampshire in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. His doctoral research entailed a country-wide survey of aquatic vegetation and habitats in Bolivia, and focused on evaluating plant species diversity and phytogeographic relationships in a wide range of wetland types. 

Before attending university, he worked for 20+ years as a carpenter and contractor.  After earning his degrees, he worked as a restoration practitioner for the CSU Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP) for seven years.  During this time, he participated in all aspects of the design and implementation of a large-scale habitat restoration study on retired agricultural land in the San Joaquin Valley (California).  Subsequently, he returned to New Hampshire where he was employed as a Restoration Ecologist by the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  Nur has also worked as a Contract Botanist and as a self-employed Database Developer.

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Calli Lambard

Administrative Assistant


(610) 436-2736

Calli Lambard joined the WCU Office of Sustainability staff in 2023. She is a 2023 graduate of Susquehanna University with Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing. During her time at Susquehanna, Calli worked as a Sustainability Project Leader, creating student outreach events and running communications for the Office of Sustainability.  She also runs a sustainability book club at Commonplace Reader in Yardley, PA, where the group discusses books related to climate change and the environment. She is excited to bring her experience to WCU and help make a difference on campus.

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Lindsey Beacher

Graduate Assistant for Data Monitoring and Analysis

Lindsey Beacher (she/her) is the 2023-2024 Graduate Assistant for Data Monitoring and Analysis in the Office of Sustainability. Lindsey is in WCU's M.S. Geography & Planning Program, where she earned her B.S. in Environmental Geography with a minor in Applied Community Environmental Sustainability. Her past experience includes internships with the Pennsylvania DCNR, Chester County Conservation District, and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. Her interests include geospatial analysis and cartography, conservation management, ecology, forestry biometrics, and environmental justice. In Lindsey's free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, rock climbing, yoga, and spending time at Chester County's local farmer's markets.

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Chrissy Rockwell

Graduate Assistant for Social Media and Student Outreach

Chrissy Rockwell is a 4th year Graduate Social Work Student at the Philadelphia location. A proud Women’s College Alumna, she graduated with BA in Politics from Marymount College, Tarrytown, where she also majored in Women’s Studies. Chrissy has a passion for Social Justice—especially when viewed through a Catholic Lens, that has led her to the Office of Sustainability, where she serves as the Graduate Assistant for Social Media and Student Outreach for the Office of Sustainability. Chrissy worked for 15-years in the nonprofit sector, primarily in fundraising, communications, and government relations. She is currently Vice President of the Graduate Student Association, has served on the Student and Community Engagement Committee at the Philadelphia Center, The Philadelphia Center Student Planning Committee, The Graduate Social Work Student Advisory Board, and as a Graduate Assistant for the Philadelphia Success Center for three semesters. She is also a member of the Tri-Alpha (First Generation) and Phi-Alpha (Social Work) Honors Societies. Chrissy identifies as a disabled student and as a woman in recovery. Most importantly, she is human to a 11-year-old Calico cat named Lamb Chop.

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Jenna Speicher

Graduate Assistant for the Sustainability Peer Education Program

Jenna Speicher is a current graduate student working to obtain her M.Ed. in School Counseling. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from WCU in 2022, it is her fifth year living among the university grounds/borough. With a background in the Sister to Sister Peer Mentoring program that operates through Greek Life on campus, Jenna has a passion for educating students at West Chester about various emotional and social issues. Some of her interests include mental health awareness and promotion, sustainability, and creating a safe campus that provides opportunity for all students, regardless of major, background, or physical appearance. If you see Jenna around the borough, definitely say hello!