Emily Rivas (she/her/ella)

Emily is originally from Ceres, CA and was raised by parents and two older sisters that put service, community, and kindness first. She has proudly joined the 4% of Latinas that hold a Masters Degree. Emily is fiercely passionate about the work that she does in her community and loves to exude that in her time with youth, staff, and adult allies. 

Emily’s favorite accomplishment while at yli is supporting young people in creating the first ever Latinx High School Graduation Celebración in the Fresno Unified School District. This work aligned with Emily’s lifelong dream of giving back to her community and making sure that young people from first generation backgrounds feel represented. Her work has focused on equity building, working with Central Valley youth, and sustainable change within the Fresno community. She looks forward to implementing change that can be sustained and positively impacts the youth of Fresno county! 

On her off time, Emily enjoys reading books, pop culture history, and her doggy Kuzco. Emily works through an open door policy, meaning everyone is welcome!! Have a question, comment, concern, or celebration? She asks that you share those with her at [email protected].

All politics are local, community is everything.