About Victoria Rivas
Victoria G. Rivas is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and CoLead Faculty Coordinator for the Faculty-Student Mentoring program at Northeast Lakeview College (check out our Webpage: www.alamo.edu/nlc/fsm). She is a first-generation, Tejana college student, and an alumnus of Texas Lutheran University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minored in Biology and Music. She is also an alumnus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she earned a Master of Science in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, and is currently back at UTSA working on her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching with the Department of Education and Human Development.
Prof. Rivas is grateful to be a faculty mentor, a member of the District-wide Mentoring Conference Committee, a member of the NLC Honors Academy, an NLC employee, and being an ILT doctoral student with UTSA because all of these groups are focused on establishing diverse, equitable, and inclusive partnerships with its communities, promoting engagement in civic activities and organizations, encouraging participation in cultural and enrichment programs, and above all focusing on student learning, engagement, self-efficacy, and success. In her day-to-day work life, she is leading and motivating students who may come from underprivileged circumstances and encourages them that anyone can rise above and become who they want to be. Her main goal as a college professor is to be a light for her students, and inspire them to, "...be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." 2 Chronicles 15:7