Michael Rodriguez


I am gay and I am an environmental scientist.//


I study GHG and air pollutant emissions from soil and organic waste managements as an Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student at UC Riverside. I earned by B.S. in Chemistry from UC Davis. I don’t like being put in a box so I love that my research draws from soil, atmospheric, climate, and waste management sciences. I did not have any LGBTQIA+ nor chicanx representation in the agricultural & environmental sciences so I hope to be a positive role model and encourage others to embrace their unique fields of interest. Outside of the research I’m involved with UCR’s graduate student association and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.