Joaquin will continue to be a voice for LGBTQ students on the Alameda County Board of Education
Joaquin Rivera was elected to the Alameda County Board of Education in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. He served as board president. He served on the budget committee and is currently the chair of the policy and legislation committee. He also serves on the JPA Board of Directors of the Chabot Space and Science Center, whose mission is to educate and inspire students on science, the Earth and the Universe. Before joining the Alameda County Board of Education, he served three terms on the Berkeley School Board.
In 2016 Joaquin was President of the California County Boards of Education (CCBE), the statewide organization that represents county boards of education. He served on the CCBE Legislative and Nominating Committees and was a member of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Board of Directors and Delegate Assembly.
Joaquin has been a community college chemistry professor since 1990. He served as President, Vice-President and Chief negotiator of the AFT Local 1493 and as Vice-President of the California Federation of Teachers. He was also President of the Academic Senate. Joaquin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Joaquin will continue to be a voice for LGBTQ students on the Alameda County Board of Education.