Yahel Rivera, B.A., Admissions Counselor
Education: B.A., Psychology, Lourdes University
Year started at Lourdes: 2019
My name is Yahel Rivera and I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I graduated from Lourdes University in 2019 with a BA in Psychology.
Recruitment Territory: Undergraduate students in Toledo Public Schools, Michigan, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida & Puerto Rico
Why I Chose Lourdes: I chose Lourdes University because I wanted to leave the “small town” feel of living on an island. I decided to come to Lourdes University and try everything out from sports to having a job on campus and starting a school organization. The small town feel was still there but it was different, I was all alone more than two thousand miles away with no family in site. But, the community and friends I made even today are my new family. They helped me overcome every obstacle I faced academically and personally while adjusting to this new environment. In the position I am now I strive to let potential students know that Lourdes
Hobbies/Interests: I love sports mainly baseball and basketball. My two favorite teams are the NY Yankees and the LA Lakers (RIP Kobe). If there is a game on I will choose to watch that over anything else. My pretty expensive hobbies are shoes. Some people call it collecting but I wear all of mine I have from the most recognizable sneaker to something you’ve never seen before. I love the story they tell, the designers inspiration and obviously how they look. Overall they are a work of art in my opinion and every “Casual Friday” you will catch me wearing something different.