Membership Director: Sofia Rivera, Mount Holyoke ’18
Sofia Elisa Rivera is the youngest of three daughters from a tight knit family. She grew up in the island of Puerto Rico, singing in her school choir and competing in the local and national Model United Nations, as well as volunteering at the Hospital del Niño. Her two favorite Democrats are Elizabeth Warren and late and great Shirley Chisholm. In 2014 she was admitted to Mount Holyoke College, where she is a rising senior, majoring in International Relations with a focus in Global Commons, and a concentration in the areas of international cooperation and conflict over natural resources and protection of the environment; population growth and international migration; urbanization; and international health. She is also minoring in American Politics, with a focus in popular conflicts in America over private rights and material interests; racial, class, and gender inequality; and public goods, including the good of American citizenship itself. An active member of her local chapter in her junior year, Sofia held the position Latinx Caucus Chair of the College Democrats of Massachusetts. Additionally, having previously worked as a Legislative Intern for Congressman Bobby L. Rush (1st D, IL), and as a summer legislative intern for House Representative in Puerto Rico, Luis Vega Ramos. This summer Sofia is the Membership Director and her ultimate goal is to make chapter membership a diverse and open place for all students who want to participate in democratic politics. She is passionate about literature and art, and loves wandering around her native San Juan in museums, libraries, and cafes.