Environmental Sciences

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Amber Orozco '13By Amber Orozco '13

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Department of Biology and Environmental Science

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Academic History

B.S., University of Torino
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University

Academic Interests

  • Soil science 
  • Biogeochemistry 
  • Earth science

James Irvine Foundation Professor of Biology
Department of Biology






Academic History

A.B., Occidental College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Clubs & Organizations

The Environmental Science Program offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations that promote academic and professional growth, and, more importantly, connect students to peers who want to have fun and build upon their passions.

Recognized student clubs and organizations affiliated with the program are listed below:

Raising Awareness for the Environment


Continued success of the Environmental Science program depends on the generosity of our donors.

Your gift – of time, money, or resources - allows us to continue to provide students with the best opportunities to learn and develop, provide a quality education, and attract and retain top scholars and students.

News & Events

Check back soon for the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies program’s latest news and events.

After Whittier

Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them.

Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken jobs in waste management, ecological restoration, nature conservancy, policy, planning, law, and for organizations that include environmental NGOs, the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Agriculture, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Bureau of Land Management.

Internships & Fellowships


At Whittier College, education goes beyond the confines of campus. Here, we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement, and so getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth.

Research & Fieldwork

Faculty in the Environmental Science department are engaged in a number of research activities that involve undergraduate students who are frequently hired through work studies opportunities, exception funding and internship programs. Faculty research is also an integral component of the various classroom and field experiential activities.