CLU student receives EPA fellowship

Jennifer Arceo recently received a fellowship to continue her studies with water contaminants.

A California Lutheran University senior recently received a prestigious research fellowship from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is starting a paid internship at the organization’s Colorado laboratory in June.

Jennifer Arceo of South Gate is receiving $46,500 to support her research and educational activities. She is studying environmental contaminants in various waterways in Ventura and Los Angeles counties under the guidance of Grady Hanrahan, the John Stauffer Endowed Professor of Analytical Chemistry at CLU. Testing locations include Malibu Creek, the Ventura River and the Long Beach coast. Development, urbanization and the release of environmental contaminants have led to the decline of these natural ecosystems.