Environmental Studies

Carrie Beth Russell

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies



Campus Box 2455


Science Center

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


JD Harvard Law School, 2004
BA Columbia University, 2000

Carrie Russell is a practicing attorney who has worked to improve environmental outcomes through impact litigation, legislative advocacy, policy research, media outreach, and community organizing. She has worked for environmental organizations including the Conservation Law Foundation, Earthjustice, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Her areas of focus include environmental justice, climate, transportation, and air quality.

Outside of the environmental field, she has taken on cases related to other topics she is passionate about including child advocacy and immigration. Locally, she volunteers in Gettysburg public schools and has served on the board of the Land Conservancy of Adams County and the Watershed Alliance of Adams County.

Ms. Russell has been a clinical professor at Penn State Dickinson Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University where she studied English and Creative Writing. She also studied English at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University as an Oxbridge Scholar.