Mr. Rivas was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up learning biblical principles at a very young age through parochial schooling. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in December of 2011 with a degree in psychology and bioanthropology. After graduating from college, Mr. Rivas spent the next few years working almost every type of job imaginable before deciding to apply to work for MPS at the advice of his father.
In 2014, he was hired by MPS as a special educational assistant for a school on the South Side. He discovered that not only he enjoys working in education but being an educator came naturally to him. In 2015, he pursued a teaching license and was hired as a special education teacher later that year.
Since working a Aug Prep, he has been able to service students in an environment that allows him to express his faith and educate students on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.