Riverside, Ca –

Isis Frausto-Vicencio is a first year PhD student has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposal "Linking Greenhouse Gases to Health: Methane Hotspots as a Proxy for Toxic Air Pollutants." Isis will examine patterns of methane and toxic air pollutants in the Harbor area of Los Angeles, an area where oil and gas infrastructure such as wells and refineries contributes to environmental justice issues. She is also planning to study air emissions at dairies in the Tulare-Visalia area where she grew up as part of her PhD research. Isis earned her B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA in 2017, and A.S. in Chemistry from the College of the Sequoias in 2014.

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