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Alex Rivera

Academic Support Specialist

Academic Success Center


Alex started with the Student-Athlete Academic Services team in 2021. As the Academic Support Specialist, she is primarily responsible for the Textbook Scholarship Loan Program, Equipment/Supplies Program, and Academic Awards/Honors event planning. Prior to entering this role, Alex spent three years at UNLV as an Admission Counselor where she assisted students through the admissions process.

Alex earned her B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2017. After graduation, she served as an Academic Mentor within UCLA's Athletic Department. This experience ultimately inspired her to pursue a M.S. in Educational Psychology at UNLV. Alex is originally from Henderson, NV.