Adriana T. Rivera, MSL

Adriana holds a B.A. from Temple University in Communications and a Masters of Science in Leadership from Cabrini University. Professionally Adriana has held positions from entry level to Director in the Education, Behavioral Health, and various non-profit sectors for over 15 years. She has been actively involved in her community since her teenage years. Joining the National Council of Puerto Rican Rights, Philadelphia, Adriana became the leader of the first youth group. She enjoys being a voice and organizing for the sake of helping others.

Adriana was one of the organizers for Philadelphia’s first Latino Gay Pride festival, became an advisor to Mayor Michael Nutter on LGBTQ affairs, founded Raices Latino Pride Philadelphia, and started the DJ Andi Text Book Scholarship Fund, which helps low income first generation students pay for a semester of text books. Adriana had worked in the college access profession, helping hundreds of students go to college and saw a need for more assistance.

Currently, Adriana is treasurer of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women’s (NACOPRW) National chapter and former faculty member of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC).

Adriana serves on Governor Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs as a commissioner representing Philadelphia County. Adriana has received the Hero of the Year award from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, recognized by the House of Beauty Pageant, named a Phenomenal Woman by the Phenomenal Women’s Committee for her work in the Latino LGBT community, and was recognized in 2018 as one of Pennsylvania’s 100 Most Influential Latino Leaders. Adriana currently resides in Philadelphia where she is a part time DJ, Emcee, and Professional Development Facilitator.

What Uplifts You?
Music, dancing, good food, friends, family, laughter, love, positivity, and my dog. 

Email: adriana@upliftphilly.org
TEL: 267-448-5027 x 21