Jessica Rivera
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Jessica Rivera

Senior Director of Program Operations

As Senior Director of Program Operations, Jessica is responsible for centralizing operations for all impact models Advising, Training & Tech Assistance and Policy. She assesses current status of virtual and in-person systems within impact models, streamlining impact support, and driving innovation to address current sustainability and scalability challenges. Since joining uAspire in 2011, Jessica has played various roles in building and executing uAspire programming. Most recently, she served as a Massachusetts Program Director where she oversaw Massachusetts program implementation and managed a team of College Affordability Advisors. She earned her BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Emerson College.

Why uAspire?

While in college I had every intention of going into the Speech-Language Pathology field, but through my intensive community volunteer work and internships I found that my goals have changed. I realized that my true passion was empowering underrepresented students achieve success and have access to all resources. I know first hand how important having someone there as a guide and support system is for a student's future. I am glad to be part of an organization that does just that.