Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
Crystal BurgessMS, Earth Sciences
Crystal earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Alfred University in 2016 with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to her graduate studies, Crystal interned at SU on Project SWIFT developing an interannual time series of naturally occurring methane concentrations in the advance of unconventional gas production in the southern tier of New York. Led by her interest of hydrology in urban environments, she joined Christa Kelleher’s group in 2017. Her project focuses on changes in the thermal and chemical characterization of stormwater runoff and groundwater as vacant lots are converted to green infrastructure.