After attending The University of Florida, majoring in Broadcasting and Communications, Rivera sought work in New York and became the first woman sound engineer and quickly made connections and recorded many musicians that are now well established performers. Later she made her way to New Mexico (1974) to work for TV, Radio, Film and Media in projects including US Corp of Army Engineers: Cochiti, Artifacts before the Dam ”1974”, KUNM: First March 8, 1975 Women’s Day Event, Blue Sky Productions: Bicentenial Film 1976 “Rio Grande”, Sierra Club: “Organizing the First Earth Day.”

Rivera then focused on family homeschooling her children while performing sound reinforcement and mixing almost every week. She continues to do sound for special events, along social media support for various businesses, organizations and non profits.