Rodrigo was born in Spain and raised in Madrid, Cairo (Egypt) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He holds and MSc in Biodiversity (2010) from the University of Leiden and a PhD in Biology (2014) from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He has been a Postdoctoral fellow at Aarhus University in Denmark (2014-2016) and an Early Career Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK (2016-2019). Rodrigo joined Prof. Jordi Bascompte’s lab as a Posdoctoral researcher in 2019 and as an Oberassistent (Senior Researcher) since 2020.