Assemblymember Luz M. Rivas

California State Assembly, District 43
Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Assemblywoman Luz M. Rivas was born in Los Angeles to an immigrant family and grew up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. She attended LA Unified schools before earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT and a master’s of education from Harvard. Luz has built her career at the intersection of engineering and education before entering public service. She worked as an electrical design engineer at Motorola before founding DIY Girls, a nonprofit that provides enrichment programs focused on encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works. Luz was elected and sworn into the California State Assembly in June 2018. During Luz’s time in the Assembly, she has supported reform of the state’s response to homelessness, universal school meals for all K-12 students, and the California Youth Empowerment Commission for increased youth civic engagement. She has also advocated for environmental justice through her role as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources.