Rosa Rodríguez is the Head of the Conservation Department of the National Botanic Garden of the Dominican Republic and one of our FIU-FTBG graduate students. The Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awared Rosa Rodríguez with a grant ($10,000) to conduct studies pertinent to conservation biology of Pseudophoenix in the Dominican Republic. The project will be administered through the National Botanic Garden of the Dominican Republic and it will be conducted in collaboration with the Montgomery Botanical Center. Rosa´s graduate studies are supported with fellowships from the Fulbright Program and FTBG. Field research is also being sponsored by the Montgomery Botanical Center. This grant will help Rosa´s graduate research.