From the president

Andrea Rivera, third-year student at Franklin Pierce University, exemplifies a strong commitment to civic engagement and justice. Andrea is an involved student leader, connected to programs on and off campus, with the ability to motivate those around her to build strong, inclusive communities. She is passionate about the work she is engaged with and is always seeking new opportunities. For the last three years, she has worked to help build the University’s diversity program A.L.A.NA student organization. On campus, she is an effective advocate for equitable academic and social support for all students, specifically, the needs of historically underrepresented students. Her leadership skills are enhanced through her involvement in the Raven Leadership Academy and Peer Leader program. In the Monadnock community, Andrea volunteers with the Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Committee, a local community organization that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizes a day of action for the local towns of Jaffrey and Rindge, New Hampshire. Andrea continues her work through this organization to lift up the dignity of others. She models a leadership approach that enables others to act in support of justice and equity and inspires advocacy, consistency, empathy, and inclusivity.

Kim Mooney


Franklin Pierce University


Personal Statement

My interest in social justice began in high school. As a student attending a large, underfunded high school in the city, I worked closely with my teachers regarding contracts, funding, and the overall quality of public education. This work became a passion as I started to extend my activism outside the educational realm. In college, I have worked on campus with A.L.A.NA and the D.E.I Council and in the Monadnock region bringing to light issues of injustice specifically by working with a Martin Luther King Committee that aims to celebrate the impact his legacy has on social justice today. Since I have always had a passion for learning and growth through knowledge, I thrive on bringing difficult conversations to light and fostering a learning environment where my peers can have meaningful discussions and grow with each other. Public problems need passionate leaders committed to building diverse coalitions and striving to improve continually.

Andrea Rivera

Secondary Education and History

Franklin Pierce University