Alexandra Rivera


Alexandra is currently a fourth-year telecommunications student at the University of Florida, and an alumni of Boca Raton High School in Boca Raton, Florida.

She is the first one in her family to go to college, and the only one in her family to have known her career path for a very long time. She was a member of middle school’s paper in sixth and seventh grade, and solidified her career choice by age 13. In high school, she was a member of her high school’s newspaper for all four years. Alexandra was the only freshman to join the staff in 2007, which paved the way for her advisor to lift registration restrictions and requirements with the school so that younger students could join the class. Starting her sophomore year, she began serving in different editorial positions. She has also done a lot of freelance work throughout her high school career, covering local concerts and alternative music festivals that came into the South Florida area.

Alexandra also was a participant of both the University of Florida and the University of Miami’s summer journalism programs for high school students, as well as an intern for Swept Away TV and Media, which was a media company that sent her out to cover numerous events and test different products that companies would bring in. She also was a staff writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s high school newspaper, TeenLink, and one of the recipients of the Palm Beach Post’s Pathfinder Award in Journalism in 2011.

In Alexandra's college career, she was a contributing writer for the Independent Florida Alligator as well as a writer and the Director of Media for the Florida Odyssey, which is the student-run newspaper of the Greek community at UF. She has interned for the University of Florida Foundation, where she conducted research and took photos for the UFF’s website, WCJB-TV20 News and GTN News in Gainesville as a news intern, and HLN in Atlanta, Georgia as a Planning and Programming Intern. Currently, Alexandra is a student reporter and co-anchor for WUFT-TV at UF and the Technical Director at the Ilene Silverman Show, a local talk show in Gainesville, and hopes to set out as a multimedia journalist by the time she graduates in May.

  • Education
    • University of Florida