Biography

Assemblymember-elect Luz Rivas is an engineer, educator and public servant who is dedicated to ensure that every Californian has the opportunity to learn, prosper and succeed.

With a Bachelor's degree from MIT and a Master's from Harvard, Luz has focused on encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology. The founder of DIY Girls, (a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls become interested in math and science), Luz has helped set thousands of young women on the path towards economic empowerment, independence and self-confidence.