Adriana Rivera

Credentials: BS, Indiana University Bloomington / MDiv, McCormick Theological Seminary / PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (present)

Denomination: Pentecostal

Specific Field: Christian Education


Adriana (Dri) Rivera, a lifelong learner of Puerto Rican descent, is a former 7th grade English teacher from Northwest Indiana. Dri is currently pursuing a PhD in Christian Education and Congregational Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL with concentrations in critical digital pedagogies and digital theo-ethics. They believe that the shift to online learning initiated by the pandemic offers opportunities for theological education to participate in social change and empowerment for marginalized groups. Dri demonstrates these commitments in their preaching, teaching, community engagement, research, and writing.