Graduate Student (PhD Track)
Joanna Rosa Rivero is a third-year Mechanical Engineering PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh’s (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). Her work primarily focuses on membrane separation technology for carbon capture via various outlets such as flue gas from commercial power plants and directly from seawater. The importance of READ MORE
her works stems from reversing greenhouse effects and ocean acidification. She has received her Bachelor of Science from Pitt and has been awarded the National Center for Women in Information and Technology (NCWIT) and the Universities Space Research Association (URSA) based on her undergraduate research work with thermoelectrics. She is currently a Success, Transition, Representation, Innovation, Vision, and Education (STRIVE) Scholar, a co-funded fellowship between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and SSOE. Joanna’s overall goal is to better her education and become a role model for her communities (LGBTQ+ and Latinas), enabling her to give back to these diverse communities and hopefully positively affect others such as educators and their Students.