Rodrigo Rivero

Rodrigo Rivero
Mentor: Dr. Emily Sessa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I wanted to use my new found passion for programming, as well as my interests in biology."





Research Interests

  • Phylogeny
  • Databases
  • Canopy Gaps

Academic Awards

  • Bright Futures Schcolarship
  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • Korean Undergraduate Student Association


  • Cleveland Clinic

Hobbies and Interests

  • Music Playing
  • Reading
  • Longboarding
  • Cooking

Research Description

Identifying hybrids in Puerto Rico: Adiantum vivesii and Tectaria estremata
A fern species in Puerto Rico is believed to be endangered, but there is a possibility that it is instead a hybrid of two different species. Discovering if it is a hybrid or not would be important in ordered to asses if resources should be put towards preservation efforts or not.