Luz Rivas is an engineer, educator and public servant from the San Fernando Valley.
Luz grew up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Luz’s parents immigrated from Mexico. She grew up in Pacoima with a single mother that worked multiple jobs to support her daughters. Initially, the family rented a room in a house, and later lived in a converted garage and back houses throughout the Valley. Her mother took night classes to learn English and office skills.