Pacheco-Rivera ’99 Builds Connections Between Institutions and Latino Students
February 28, 2012
Philly.com featured Rubi Pacheco-Rivera ’99 in an article that discusses the benefits of being bilingual and bicultural. Pacheco-Rivera graduated from Arcadia in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish.
Rubi Pacheco-Rivera, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, credits her Puerto Rican roots and bilingualism with helping her develop relationships across groups and institutions. She started the first Latino student organization at Central High School and later did so at Arcadia University. "I wanted to create a space where I could connect with people that had similar experiences, but also develop ways to improve relations and understanding between these institutions and Latino students," she said. In her current role as Philadelphia's assistant commerce director, she creates connections among city government, businesses, and neighborhood groups.