Emily Rivera is the most recent addition to the Vavarde Team as Program Assistant. She knows that we are all unique, but there is something that motivates each person to get up in the morning and keep going on with this journey of life. It is her pleasure to capture motivating and inspiring stories to share as one of Vavarde's interviewers. Like many others, Emily's journey has been full of twists, bumps and beautiful landscapes. Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, she has traveled the country (Hawaii included) working in restaurants, hotels, military galleys, and a catering business. Marrying the love of her life, Hector, she became a military spouse. Desiring to work wherever the Navy sent her family, she shifted her mindset and gained new skills and work experiences. She has experience in database management, event management and knowledge of social media communications to engage a wide strata of audiences. Her daughter, Julianna, inspires her to wake up each morning to do great work in the world.