OECD Delegate: Vivian Rivera

Vivian is currently completing a Bachelor of International Relations and a Bachelor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of South Australia.

Vivian joins Global Voices with a background in education and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in South Australia. Currently living in the country’s Festival State, she loves being surrounded by the beautiful parklands, gardens and stunning beaches on offer in Adelaide.

Fascinated by the proximity of the countries in Europe, it’s no wonder that Vivian loves travelling to Europe. She loves possibility to travel around different geographical sites, experience the richness of so much history, culture and the different language.

With a goal to pursue a career in social research, Vivian is excited to participate in ‘Ideas Factories’ while attending the OECD Forum in Paris. Vivian is look forward to the opportunity to engage with like-minded people to find solutions for issues facing society. 

As part of the Global Voices Research Fellowship Vivian will examine the role of Community Capacity Building (CCB) as an effective mechanism for building a more inclusive society. Vivian is interested in finding a way a to move forward to become a more inclusive and cohesive society.

After graduation Vivian would like to explore the field of foreign and domestic policy in relation to migration, citizenship and multiculturalism. She’s looking forward to starting her Honours degree in 2017. 

University of South Australia is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and policy making.