Glenda Gracia-Rivera is the Director of Professional Development and Training at the Center for Women & Work, Rutgers University. Glenda’s work focuses on issues of equity and diversity in education and corporate industries through professional development, leadership training, curriculum development, student programming, and provision of technical assistance. In addition to this, she also has an extensive background in program development and management.
Prior to coming to the Center for Women & Work, Glenda was with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families in their Office of Education. She has also worked for the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey in Trenton, and FOCUS Hispanic Community Center in Newark, where she was responsible for implementing various human service and youth development programs. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and a Master of Public Administration in non-profit management from Seton Hall University. Outside of her responsibilities at Rutgers, Glenda is also engaged in various volunteer efforts in her community that focus on women/girls, education, and underserved populations.