Isis Frausto-Vicencio

I am a first-generation college student and immigrant. I started my higher education journey at the College of the Sequoias, a small community college located in the Central Valley of California. I then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in Atmospheric Sciences.

My research focuses on quantifying and characterizing emissions from greenhouse gases and air pollutants in the atmosphere. In my current work as a doctoral student, I use ground-based remote sensing to study emissions from wildfires and the seasonality of methane emissions from dairy farms in California. I am also interested in developing and evaluating inexpensive sensors for detecting air toxics and pollutants in impacted communities.