Grecia Rivas Chavez

Class of 2016

Grecia Rivas is originally from Nogales, Sonora Mexico. She moved to Tucson, Arizona when she was 3 years old. She is a first generation college student and is currently studying at Western New Mexico University majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Throughout her academic experience in art, she realized graphic design is an effective tool to raise awareness and produce social change.  Grecia believes in educating and advocating for others in order to bring about change. She has been involved with M.E.Ch.A and in her community by working with Latinx students and their families to continue with their education. She hopes to one day be able to have her own advertising agency or become a teacher in Latino Studies to continue to study and pass down the history of her people and her culture.