Monica Rivera is originally from the east coast and currently works at CSU in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center. Additionally, she is an Instructor in the Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments, where she teaches courses on violence prevention, gender socialization, and the representation of identity in popular media. Monica earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Syracuse University and her graduate degree in Sociology from CSU. In her free time, Monica is a documentary photographer and enjoys spending time with family. She is married to a fellow social justice educator and is the proud adoptive mom of two stinky dogs and 2 little dudes, Mateo and Santino.