Jonathan Rivera

Jonathan Rivera is a senior at FIU seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Certificate in Agroecology. He is currently interning at Casaplanta Garden Center where he assists in planting and organic upkeep of several different kinds of vegetables including but not limited to eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, sweet basil, carrots, and radishes. By the end of the internship, over one thousand individual plants will have been grown from seeds. As an iCATCH scholar, his research will focus on determining the optimal growing conditions for radishes using various companion plants and growing mediums. After he graduates, Jonathan hopes to eventually own a nursery or possibly pursue nature photography.