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Vira David-Rivera

Vira David-Rivera

Communication Officer, Advance Family Planning

Vira David-Rivera has experience in improving sexual and reproductive health policy and programs through data-driven strategies and population-level interventions. Vira started her career using data visualization techniques to encourage family planning and adolescent health programs to uncover gaps, locate critical populations, and demonstrate impact. Vira worked with Population Council and EngenderHealth as well as provided technical support in 12 countries and more than 20 organizations to enhance policies, programs, and clinical services. Most recently, she served as the assistant director of Adolescent and Reproductive Health at the Baltimore City Health Department to ensure access to sexual health education, effective family planning, and youth leadership opportunities. Vira earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Social and Economic Development from New School University.

Members of the Mississippi Youth Council (MYCouncil) advocate at the state capitol around sex education in their schools. | Nina Robinson/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment.