Kevin Riera is the program coordinator for RQI’s Legal Empowerment Program. He supports the Legal Empowerment Program through outreach and by helping bring RQI’s methods and strategies to various members of the legal community.
Kevin graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in anthropology. His honors thesis focused on linguistic anthropology — pursuing a better understanding of the lived experiences of Ecuadorian migrants in Minneapolis in relation to race and ethnicity. During his undergraduate career, Kevin was involved in a variety of organizations, including the Student Immigrant Empowerment Project. He has also spent time in Ecuador and Colombia for teaching fellowships, where he gained an appreciation for teaching and education.
Prior to joining RQI, he worked as a research associate at Thomson Reuters, where he handled due diligence and document retrieval requests for numerous firms and businesses. In the future, Kevin hopes to pursue law school or continue working within the legal field.