Five Pitzer Students Win Mellon Foundation Grants

Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2011) — Pitzer College congratulates Roxanne Degens '12, Dylan Farrell '12, Emma French '13, Isabel Neal '12 and Acadia Tucker '11, recipients of Intercollegiate Environmental Analysis Summer Research Grants from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Degens, who double majors in hydrology and politics and Latin American economic development, will conduct research in equity in provision of water services in Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Farrell, a human biology major, will research the effective microorganism treatment on compost.

French, who is currently undeclared, will conduct research in making sustainability profitable.

Neal, who majors in English and world literature, will conduct a research project entitled "Beyond the Desert: Mapping Community Food."

Tucker, an environmental science major, plans to research the effects of climate change and invasive herbivores.

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