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Teresa Rivero

Lead Senior Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Teresa Rivero is a Lead Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the K-12 education team. She has worked with a variety of organizations across the southeast, including state education agencies, school districts, and education non-profit groups. In her current role, Teresa partners with organizations to build networks for school improvement focused on advancing student outcomes for black, Latino, and low-income students. Teresa has dedicated her career to working with organizations focused on improving the lives of the most vulnerable communities. This includes serving as the Grant Officer for the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Director of Education at the Latin American Association, Program Director at the Whiteford School-Based Health Clinic, and as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Honduras. Teresa sits on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the executive committee at her alma mater, Emory University, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s in Public Health. Additionally, she also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Teresa also serves on the Learn4Life Board, and Leadership Atlanta Board of Directors.

Teresa lives in Atlanta with her partner and three-legged rescue dog (and part-time office assistant). On the weekends she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and riding her scooter to weekend festivals.

Episode 3: Teresa Rivero

March 22, 2022

Her grandfather was the last President-Elect of Cuba before Castro took over and her family was exiled and forced too start over in a foreign country, so Teresa Rivero  truly understands the value of an opportunity. Overcomi…

Guest: Teresa Rivero