Jacqueline Arroyo


Jacqueline Arroyo
Biological Science
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834



Jacqueline M. Arroyo is a senior at CSU Fullerton working on a biological science major with a concentration in marine biology. Jackie has participated in the Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP) for over two years. As part of the program, Jackie is working with Dr. Jennifer L. Burnaford to study rocky intertidal ecosystems. In particular, Jackie is studying the distribution of the non-native alga, Sargassum muticum, along the southern California coast as well as the effects of this species on native tide pool communities. She has presented her research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference and has received an award for her poster presentation.

Jackie aspires to be a high school teacher in both biology and chemistry. She is a new TaPP (Teaching as a Primary Profession) scholar as of November 2012. This program will provide Jackie with the tools necessary to become an effective and successful high school teacher. She has long decided to become a teacher for the love of learning and to motivate students to become scientists and critical thinkers.