Brittany Rivera's picture


  • ( August-2023 )
  • Bakersfield, California, USA

About (Summary)

I am currently attending Colorado Christian University in pursuit of my Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management. I am a wife, mother, and adult student in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) program - determined to finish my degree in Honor Society! I have always had a heart for volunteerism and nonprofit, working and supporting our local Filipino-American Service Team (FAST); Honor Flight Kern County; Relay for Life; and our family's foundation, The David Marcus Thumbs Up Scholarship Foundation (TDMTUSF). My family and I started TDMTUSF last year in memorial of my late Uncle David who sadly succumbed to cancer after a 7-year battle. David was a special needs man who has inspired us to continue his legacy of supporting children with special needs, encouraging student-athletes, and helping our community. My goal is to use my degree in Nonprofit Management to continue improving TDMTUSF and helping special needs students across the country.


Art Institute of California
Media Arts & Animation
2008 to 2010
Colorado Christian University
Nonprofit Management
2020 to 2023

Your Major

Nonprofit Management

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

Red Cross Hero Award Recipient
Red Cross Good Samaritan Award Recipient 2017
Dean's List
Summer 2020 Semester
Honor Society Undergraduate Achiever Scholarship 2021
This scholarship rewards ambitious undergraduate students who have performed at a superior rate both academically and holistically.

Grad School Interests

In the interest of best serving those around me, I would like to continue my education with Colorado Christian University and pursue my Master's in Business Administration or enroll at a university that can continue my education in nonprofit.

Intended Job Path

I intend to use my degree to continuously improve and grow our family's nonprofit, The David Marcus Thumbs Up Scholarship Foundation, to help special needs students and others throughout our community. I would also like a chance to work with other nonprofit organizations on national and international levels.

Job Experience

The David Marcus Thumbs Up Scholarship Foundation
September, 2019 to September, 2021
Freelance Artist
I have been an independent freelance artist for over a decade: painting canvas and murals, teaching art classes to adults and children, and anything else I can get my hands on.
June, 2007 to September, 2020


Filipino American Service Team
June, 1997 to February, 2012
Volunteer and Fundraiser
Honor Flight Kern County
October, 2017 to September, 2020
Relay for Life
May, 2013 to September, 2020


Bowling and Art - I have been an avid bowler for 25 years - competing locally and nationally. I have a huge interest in art, actively painting and drawing for 13 years. I also teach acrylic art classes to adults and children, and I love visiting art museums whenever an opportunity arises.
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