Luke McCarthy

Luke McCarthy


GEOG 59, Introduction to GIS/GPS
Section(s):  4273, 4171

GEOG 59, Introduction to GIS
Section(s):  2571

FNR 53, Forest Surveying 
Section(s):  4535

FNR 22, Ecology and Use of Fire
Section(s):  4310

FNR 174, Nature Journaling

FNR 131, Raft Guide I

FNR 133, Raft Guide III

Luke (Ty) McCarthy is a 6th generation Tuolumne County resident. He started his academic adventures at Columbia College in 2012 and went on to pursue his BA in Environmental Studies from HSU, which he received in May 2018. Ty is continuing his education online, and currently in the process of obtaining his MA in Geography from Marshall University. Ty also minored in Geospatial Sciences and has been consulting as a GIS Analyst in the natural resource/agriculture and utility industries for over 6 years.

Due to spending much of his youth backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and his Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, and Geographic education, Ty is passionate about forest conservation, environmental justice, travelling, and living with sustainability in mind. He attributes much of his success to the love, support, and strong relationships within his family. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, writing songs, and performing live music. As an avid outdoors person, he also uses his spatial education while hiking, kayaking, climbing, swimming and exploring all the recreational areas the central Sierra's has to offer.


A.S. - Columbia College, Natural Resources, Post-Secondary Studies

B.A. - Humboldt State University, Environmental Studies, Geospatial Science

M.A. - Marshall University, Geography, Expected graduation Spring 2023