Mariana Estrella Rivera

Mariana Rivera

UMass Amherst, C‘19, Master's Degree in Education
Smith College, C’15, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
Hostos Community College, Paralegal Studies 

Current Employment: Area Coordinator, Student Affairs, Office of Residential Life at Smith College 

Big Dream:  While Mariana has maintained a strong interest in equity and justice, her undergraduate experience has instilled a passion for social change. She strives everyday, to creatively re-imagine and build environments, policies and institutional structures that allow for all student to thrive and succeed.

Leadership Activities:

  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Community Colleges, Hostos Community College
  • Hostos Leadership Academy
  • Recipient, The Diversity Foundation New York Yankees Scholarship, 2011
  • Senator, Student Government Association, Smith College
  • Ada Comstock Scholar, Smith College
  • Member, Organization Resources Committee, Smith College
  • House Representative, Ada Class Cabinet, Smith College
  • Diversity Representative, Office of Student Affairs, Smith College
  • Legislative Aide, New York State Assembly, Assemblyman Nelson Castro 86th District
  • Intern - Corporate Compliance, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Director of Community Affairs, New York State Assembly, 78th District
  • Constituent Services Liaison, New York City Council, 18th District