Sofia will serve as the Manager of Costa Rica Education Programs with initial responsibility for our FLAGs program and our Costa Rica graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr. Rodriguez will join us on November 1, 2019 and will be based at the CRO office on the UCR campus in San Jose.
Since 2018, Dr. Rodriguez has been a coordinator of and instructor in two of OTS’ graduate courses: Ecologia Tropical y Conservacion and Tropical Biology: an Ecological Approach. Since July of this year, she has also been an OTS education consultant to OTS President and CEO.
Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica receiving her B.Sc. Biology in 2005. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Her research interests involve diseases of the tungara frog and she expects to continue her research at La Selva.
Sofia has recently relocated with her husband Teo from the University of Arkansas to San Ramon de Tres Rios, not far from UCR, with their son Nicolas (age 3) and their daughter Ines (age 10 weeks).