Norma Rivera

Norma Rivera is the administrative coordinator for the Thriving Communities program at Smart Growth America. She provides administrative and logistical support to the team and other members of the organization.

Prior to joining Smart Growth America in 2019, Norma held key positions in government at the federal and local levels. She brings over 13 years of experience in streamlining internal office procedures and carrying out international technical assistance programs for the federal government in Washington, DC. She also has experience working alongside county government officials where she helped mobilize her community to improve the lives of low-income immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Norma holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from San Jose State University.

Norma can be reached at nrivera [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.