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Ricardo Rodriguez

2013 Black Male Achievement Fellow
Founder of Qlovi with Harlyn Pacheco

Ricardo Rodriguez 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellow

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Foster improved literacy rates, high school graduation, and college enrollment for African American males by using an interactive software platform to provide differentiated student instruction and empowerment.


Qlovi software fosters literacy achievement for African American, Latino, and diverse kids in school or home. Qlovi uses high-interest and rich interactive e-books to strengthen literacy instruction and personalize student instruction. Qlovi cultivates a love for reading through discovery and recommendations that suit our generation.


Ricardo Rodriguez was CTO and co-founder of Qlovi. Ricardo has a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in the same field from the University of Puerto Rico. He has held various software development roles at Intel, IBM, and the MIT Media Lab. He also has two years of IT consulting experience working with Puerto Rican Government agencies, NGOs, early startups, and small businesses. He is a regular guest speaker at technology summits in Puerto Rico and has won multiple innovation awards from Yahoo! and Intel Corporation. He is a passionate supporter and mentor of young people of color interested in entrepreneurship and technical fields. During his free time, Ricardo enjoys Salsa dancing, reading, and experimenting with new software technology. As of 2017, Ricardo Rodriguez is a senior software engineer at Addepar. 

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