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Ireri Rivas Mier y Teran

Program Officer

Ireri Rivas Mier y Teran oversees a portfolio of grants focusing on supporting and addressing basic needs for postsecondary students from underserved backgrounds. Prior to joining ECMC Foundation, Ireri worked with TheDream.US, a national scholarship provider for undocumented college students where she managed the student success initiatives for more than 3,000 scholars at more than 70 partner colleges. Previously, Ireri worked at the University of Chicago where she focused on advancing the success and persistence of undocumented, first-generation, lower-income, immigrant students and students of color at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her expertise lies in working with students to advance their empowerment and working with institutions to improve policies, practices, and protocols that advance college success and remove barriers for historically underrepresented students.

Ireri holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Nevada, Reno.