Jenn Oshiro Rivers
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Jenn Oshiro Rivers M.Ed. ('05, '08)

Alumni Engagement and Events Manager

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Jenn found her way to Las Vegas to attend UNLV where she paired her passion for hospitality, event management, and education and earned a bachelors in hotel administration and a master’s in educational leadership. This led to a seven-year run with UNLV’s Student Union & Event Services department, selling and managing many conferences and events for a variety of clients and partners. 

Pursuing opportunities for growth and advancement, Jenn found herself in the private sector representing several international brands including Madame Tussauds, Blue Man Group, and Cirque du Soleil. A couple of highlights includes educational programming for Blue Man Group and a $2M year-over-year increase in group sales for the Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil. Prior to the COVID slowdown in 2020, she served as Director of Sales for Blue Man Group Las Vegas.

Jenn returned into higher education in 2021 where she joined the International Center for Gaming Regulation as their program manager. She managed the logistics of custom and open enrollment executive education seminars focusing on casino operators, gaming regulators, and suppliers. In 2022, she moved to the Dean's Office for the College of Education as the alumni engagement and event manager.

Jenn continues to support lifelong learning by volunteering in a few different capacities for the UNLV Alumni Association since 2016. Currently, she’s serving as the president for the UNLV College of Hospitality’s Alumni Board of Directors as well as the Chapters & Clubs Committee chair for the UNLV Alumni Association.

Jenn is a part if the Hospitality Alumni Chapter and alumni network:

  • To pay it forward to the next generation of students and for social and professional networking.

Jenn’s advice for students and fellow Rebels:

  • Be a "yes" person and take every opportunity to network, attend events, learn and grow, as you never know what benefits await you unless you try!