Auria Rivera provides support to the Partners in the Learn to Earn Fund including JB Schramm, Kevin Greer, and Abigail Seldin. Auria also provides logistical support for Fund-wide special projects.
Auria was born in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Her family of six immigrated to Brooklyn, New York where she attended elementary school, learned English and developed a love for pizza. Years later, the family moved to Boston. She graduated from BPS and went on to attend Umass Boston, where she received her B.A. in Sociology.
As a product of Brooklyn and Boston Public Schools, Auria feels deep ties to her work at New Profit and the Learn to Earn Fund. Her passion for this work stems from her personal connection to under-served communities and the opportunity to help advance progress for its residents. Auria credits her parent’s determination, sacrifice, and grit—in the face of impossible odds—to where she is today. In that spirit, Auria wants to help lead the charge in creating innovative pathways for students to “Learn to Earn”—so that they may be prepared to thrive in an ever changing job market.
Auria comes to New Profit from the hospitality industry, where she developed and honed her skills in budget coordination and operational logistics as part of the Engineering Team at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. She is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys practicing conversational Portuguese. Auria loves to explore new dishes and places with her boyfriend Aaron. Brazil has been her favorite adventure thus far. They reside in the North Shore and enjoy practicing yoga and kickboxing in their free time.