Tyler Rivera graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. He has earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in African and African-American Studies, Political Science and Spanish. He is a member of Sigma Lambda Beta and served on Voto Latino for the past three semesters. Tyler received several scholarships and awards from the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies, including the Raymond Gary Memorial Scholarship, the Wayne Thompson Memorial Scholarship and the Student of the Year award. While attending OU, Tyler worked with the Student Government Association for two semesters in the Human Diversity Committee. He also served on the “It’s On Us” Taskforce. Tyler plans to use his AFAM degree while attending law school at UCLA in their Critical Race Studies Program.
“The AFAM Department brought me to where I am today by opening my mind’s capabilities in ways that have fully-prepared me for the future. AFAM taught me not only how to view my own life and my own people, but how to really work to reach solutions, empower others, and foster as much knowledge as possible. AFAM is driven by noble intentions that I hope to reflect in my own life and career as I go onto law school. I know that path is possible for me only because of the impact and rigor of the AFAM curriculum. I am forever grateful for having been a part of this program!”