Vanessa Rivera

About me

I am newly minted Ph.D. in Mathematics and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. I received my B.S. in Mathematics with a Minor in Finance from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras.

My main research interests include adaptive dynamics, mathematical modeling and ordinary and partial differential equations which I study under the advisory of Professor Zoi Rapti.

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. I also enjoy taking pictures, drawing, and bowling.

Artistic interpretation of the Navier-Stokes equation found in Altgeld Hall.