Luis Rivera

Position: Community Education Fellow, West Contra Costa County, CA


Luis moved to the U.S. with his family from Jala, Nayarit, Mexico at the age of 2. He recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in molecular and cell biology. He is preparing to attend medical school and aspires to be a physician who will continue serving the immigrant community and advocate for their health. Luis is looking forward to continuing working with staff, students, parents, and other community members at Ygnacio Valley High and creating a strong, supportive, and visible community for immigrant students there. This is an especially meaningful work for Luis as he is working at the very high school that he attended.

Luis loves to hang out with his friends/family, watch movies, jog, explore, and make others laugh!