Yadira Rivera

Grants and Program Assistant

Yadira Rivera came to First Nations as an intern during the summer and fall of 2015 and worked on several large projects, including the annual L.E.A.D. Institute Conference and the Food Sovereignty Summit. She then joined the staff in October 2015 as a full-time Program Assistant, and became Grants and Program Assistant in February 2016. Previously, she attended Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colorado) and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/criminology.

In her spare time, she enjoys target shooting and archery. She is a Texas Native but loves to support Colorado sports teams like the local Mammoth lacrosse team.

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