BioElena Rivera is a public health advocate working to improve child health and well-being. She previously worked at the Children’s Institute in Portland, Oregon. In this role, Elena buildt strong linkages between health and early learning systems through policy and advocacy, including identifying opportunities to leverage Oregon’s health system transformation to improve outcomes for young children and testing community solutions.
Elena convened the Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Workgroup and, chairs Oregon’s Healthy Families Oregon Advisory Committee, and co-chairs the Board of Directors for the Oregon Latino Health Coalition. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology at Stanford University.