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My name is David Riviera.


Bachelor of Science
Theatre, Communication, and Youth Studies
University of Minnesota
College of Continuing Education
Inter-College Program

Master of Education
Youth Development Leadership
University of Minnesota
College of Education + Human Development
School of Social Work

About Me

My primary graduate research topic was youth suicide prevention, awareness, and response. I am creating the Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Response Network as a program to raise awareness in schools and organizations to identify students at risk and help guide them to the professional resources they need. I have experience in residential life and student housing, and am a lifetime inductee of the National Residence Hall Honorary. I am also a member of The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement.


My professional work is dedicated to nonprofits with environmental- and youth-focused programming. I own a business, Wild Wolves Media Company GBC, a certified SBE and LGBTBE® public benefit corporation; I am a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™, and have had FEMA training on Maturing Public-Private Partnerships.

I primarily work with environmental and educational nonprofits in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Some organizations I work with include Climate Generation: A Will Steger LegacyDo It Green! Minnesota, and Arete Academy.


I volunteer for the MSP Airport Police through the Airport Watch program. It’s a lot like a neighborhood watch program, but focused on safety and security requirements specific to an airport. My father had been an FAA Safety Inspector with 34 years 11 months of service; I grew up at the airport. This volunteer service is a way to continue a childhood passion.

I work at home, where I live with two cats.

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email: d@driviera.com