Rut Soto Rivera ’08
Posted on: March 15, 2021
Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology/Spanish)
Occupation: Community Director
Director of Vibrant and Equitable Communities with United Way of Greenville County. As a high school graduate in a foreign land, Rut Soto Rivera (’08) had dim prospects for a shining future. Four years later, with an NGU degree, her prospects are bright.
She was celebrated by being named to Greenville Business Magazine’s “2020 Best & Brightest 35 and Under.” Born in Venezuela, Rivera moved to the United States at the age of 15. Even though it was challenging, she says, “Greenville took me as one of their own, and I cannot see myself living somewhere else.”