Vanessa Rivera Quinones

 Vanessa Rivera Quinones

Contact Information

B1A Coble Hall
PhD Student
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I am an Applied Mathematician with 5 years of experience in interdisciplinary and computational projects in R, Python, and MATLAB with a passion for telling stories through numbers in various context such as data science, science communication, and education. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow.

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Research Interests

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Applied Mathematics

Research Description

My main research interests include adaptive dynamics, mathematical modeling and ordinary and partial differential equations which I study under the advisory of Professor Zoi Rapi. In particular, I study how we can use mathematical models to understand how interactions among hosts, parasites, and the environment shape the spread of disease. 

Distinctions / Awards

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
  • Brahana TA Instructional Award

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