Monica Rivera is originally from the east coast and currently works at Colorado State University as the Director in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center. In addition, she is an Instructor in the Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments where she teaches courses on violence prevention, gender socialization, and racial/ethnic representations in popular media. Monica holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Syracuse University and a graduate degree in Sociology from CSU. In her free time, Monica is a documentary photographer and recently had the honor of presenting a TedX Talk at CSU. She is married to a fellow social justice educator and is the proud adoptive mom of a stinky dog and 2 little dudes, Mateo and Santino.
As a Program Coordinator, Angelica leads and supports many programmatic efforts in the office including non-interpersonal violence, gender-centered programs including the annual Feminist Thought & Activism Conference. In addition, she has the awesome privilege of supervising the Student Aides who manage the front desks of both our main office and satellite office. She landed at CSU several years ago by way of California where she attended the University of San Francisco and earned her Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri. Although tiger blood runs through her veins she wears her CSU Rams pride loud and proud. She’s also an alumna of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated and enjoys the opportunities she get to work with multicultural sororities and Women of Color on campus. Fighting oppression is hard work and when she’s not doing this, Angelica can be seen enjoying the many festivals and events that Fort Collins has to offer, making frequent trips to IKEA, and playing board games with friends.