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Wendy Rivera

Wendy Rivera
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Wendy is the Principal Attorney at Rivera-Aguilar Law Firm, P.A. and also serves as Policy Counsel for Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM). LATISM is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic, and economic status of the Latino community. Prior to assuming her role with LATISM, Wendy served as Assistant General Counsel for a National Regulatory Firm. She later served as Director of Hispanic Affairs and Counsel for Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), a national civil rights organization recognized as the leading advocate for civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries. ​​ Wendy launched MMTC’s new Immigration Reform Initiative to help generate support for immigration reform from the large media, telecom, and broadband companies and provide a voice to expand opportunities for aspiring Hispanic immigrants to enter the media and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining MMTC, Wendy worked as an Attorney for the law firm of Hill & Ponton, P.A., where she practiced Administrative Law. She is the President of the Multicultural Education Alliance (MEA), a nonprofit organization that promotes open and collaborative dialogue between parents, administrators, educators, students, lawmakers, and the community to improve educational opportunities and student achievement. Wendy has given her time, leadership, and support to benefit many worthy causes. She served as a Rapporteur for the Diversity and Inclusion, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Task Force, Ambassador for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, and Orange County Advisory Board. Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida and Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Florida and lives in Orlando with her husband and children.

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