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Wilnelia Rivera

Urban Planner & Project Manager Consultant

Wilnelia Rivera is an urban planner and political organizer by trade, and a seasoned project manager and voter engagement specialist. She works with with a broad range of urban public sector institutions and social justice organizations at the edge of transformational change.  Currently, her clients and projects include Boston Public Schools (Roxbury Massachusetts Advanced Post-Secondary Pathways @ Madison Park),  the Barr Foundation  (Gold Standard Bus Rapid Transit), Groundswell Fund (Integrated Voter Specialist Coach, Women With a Vision, New Orleans,  LA), and NextShift Collaborative, LLC. She holds both a B.A. in International Relations and Women's Studies and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning from Tufts University. Wilnelia is also a Mel King Fellowship recipient at Massachusetts Institute for Technology’s Community  Co-Lab, where she focused her policy research on urban politics, economic democracy and sustainable community planning and economic development. Contact Wilnelia at

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