Environmental Sciences

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Summer Research Advances Career Goals

Melanie PeelResearch Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs (REUs) offer top Whittier College math and science majors the opportunity to spend summer months learning advanced research methods and preparing for work at the graduate level.

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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