Shey Rivera (preferred pronouns: they, them, their) is CoLab’s Director of Inclusive Regional Development focused in Latin America. Inclusive Regional Development works with community, university, business, government, and NGO partners throughout Latin America and the Caribbean - primarily in Colombia - to strengthen the involvement of marginalized communities in the formulation of development priorities and articulate efforts on the local, regional, and transnational scales. Shey is based in CoLab’s office in DUSP, 9-238.
Before coming to MIT, they served in leadership positions at AS220, a varied and entrepreneurial community-based arts organization with a mission that focuses on arts and culture as a form of social inquiry and transformation. Arts based activism is an area of increasing strategic importance for CoLab’s work in the Pacific Region of Colombia.