Luz Maria Rivas is an American politician from California. A Democrat, she participated in the 39th California State Assembly for the 39th California State Council Area. Rivas is from Los Angeles. She earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, worked for Motorola, and later earned a master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She founded a nonprofit organization based in Pacoima, Los Angeles, to encourage school-aged girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. She also serves on the Los Angeles City Public Works Commission. After Raul Bocanegra resigned from the California council, Rivas announced his candidacy for a special election to succeed him. Rivas won a special election on June 5, 2018 and was sworn in on June 11
|Born||Luz Maria Rivas, February 06, 1974, Los Angeles, California|
|Residence||North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS in Electrical Engineering), Harvard University (MS in Education)|
|Preceded by||Raul Bocanegra|
Educator most well known as the co-founder of KitHub, a STEAM learning resource, and the founder of DIY Girls, an educational program meant to increase young girls' interest in technology and engineering.
She earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT before achieving a Masters of Education in Technology in Education from Harvard University.
She has had a long and illustrious career working with companies and institutes like Motorola, Caltech, and the American Museum of Natural History.
She was raised by Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, California.
Both she and Reed Hastings are entrepreneurs with a strong passion for education.
- Women's lawmakers in California
- Politicians from Los Angeles
- Engineer from California
- Alumni of Harvard Graduate School of Education
Latest information about Luz Rivas updated on June 14 2021.