Elliot Rivera

Executive Director


(he/him, el/ellos pronouns)

Elliot comes to YIA with an extensive background in youth-led programs, community engagement, higher education research and policy work throughout New England. A native of Worcester MA and first generation college graduate, Elliot has integrated his intersecting identities into all of his efforts to great success.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead such an innovative organization! YIA plays an imperative role in the development of youth and their adult allies, going beyond traditional approaches to leadership development by prioritizing social-emotional development. This leads to effective, long-term impacts on our participants. It truly is an honor to be part of this organization!”