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Carol Rivera

Hayward USD
Family Engagement, Outreach, and Equity Specialist
Hayward, Ca
Carol Rivera is Family Engagement, Outreach and Equity Specialist with the Hayward Unified School District. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and immigrated to the United States with her mom when she was three years old. As a woman of color, single teen parent and non-traditional student she is an advocate and cheerleader for all in her community. She has worked in education for over 10 years in different capacities that include coordination of services, after school programming and family engagement. She is con-currently Project Coordinator with the Family and Culture Lab, UC Berkeley where her research interests include the relationship between Latinx parenting, culture and emotion regulation and how they may relate to psychological adjustment and resilience in children, as well as the impact family engagement may have on academic achievement and socio-emotional development. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Carol enjoys museums, hanging out with her son and her dog, Korra.