Michelle Rivera is the Program Coordinator for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund. She looks forward to using her project management skills to support and coordinate operations at Wacif.
Michelle is a graduate from The Center of Global Affairs at New York University where she concentrated in Peacebuilding and Gender Studies. During graduate school, she worked with World Vision International in Amman, Jordan as a consultant to their Grant Writing and Communications Team. Along with her international experience, Michelle worked with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office at the United Nations, where she executed high-level UN events and conferences. She undertook research on key issues such as employment protection, labor migration, and social protection for the production of statements and talking points to use at United Nations meetings.
Upon graduating, she worked with Unconventional International, an organization committed to creating community among young women peacebuilders around the world. She spearheaded the monitoring and evaluation for their programs and created surveys and consent forms via Qualtrics that were used to track and generate data.
She also worked at The Institute of Healing of Memories – North America, an organization that provides workshops around the world enabling participants from diverse ethnic groups, race, and religions to reach a better understanding of themselves and others. There she handled technical needs during workshops, particularly working with Zoom and creating spreadsheets to track donor relationships and effective operations.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s in counseling psychology from Toccoa Falls College, in Northeast Georgia.