Mayra Rivera


Where did you go to college?
UC Berkeley. Go Bears!

How long have you been with the College of Engineering?
Since 2017. I previously worked at the EECS Department.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Getting to know students and watching them grow throughout their undergraduate career.

What advice do you have for students?
Don’t be afraid to explore new things and ask questions. Talk to your advisers, we are here to help. You are not alone!

What is the most unusual job you’ve had?
My first job was at Daiso, a Japanese dollar store, that used to be on Telegraph. I met some of the most interesting people and bought the cutest things. If you have ever shopped here, you know what I mean!

What are your favorite TV Shows?
I don’t have a favorite show right now but I currently watch Lovecraft Country, Supernatural, MasterChef, and a variety of anime. I usually opt to watch movies or play video games instead of watching TV shows but the genres I enjoy the most are sci-fi, fantasy, action, and adventure.

What is your favorite song, band, or type of music?
I like rock, pop, and Latin music but listen to all kinds of music. Some of my favorite artists are U2, Mana, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Shakira, and Juanes. My favorite song is “Beautiful Day” by U2.

Mayra’s pronouns are she/her/hers, be sure to share yours with her.