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Latina Rivers serves as CEO Liason at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, while pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama Huntsville in Material Science and Engineering. She holds a Masters of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and Bachelors of Science from the University of Alabama.
In addition to being a student, she has participated in various media and outreach projects, including U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG), and she has accumulated technical and business expertise from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Schneider Electric, Department of Energy, and while working as an STEM educator in the Edgefield County (South Carolina) School System.
As a representative of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the official Visitor’s Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Ms. Rivers is actively involved in technology initiatives and immersive learning environments designed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs fulfilling the Center’s mission to inspire the spirit of exploration and achievement through education.