Juanita Rivera

Assistant Director, Finance & Administration

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Juanita Rivera provides overall administrative and research management for the Center, overseeing all pre-grant activity and post-award contract administration. She joined the team in 2013.

Juanita manages day-to-day administrative operations of the group, including proposal preparation, effort reporting, and payroll. She is responsible for handling issues related to research finance and compliance, authorization of research-related expenditures, and also provides support to the director, faculty, and researchers in grant- and office-related activities.

Juanita worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an assistant fiscal officer for three years before joining the team.

Moment of Pride

While at MIT, Juanita developed a powerful database that has provided extensive benefits for users of certain labs.

Fast Fact

Juanita spent a year living in Puerto Rico to experience culture and life on the island.