Arivel Figueroa (She, Her, Hers) is an arts and culture facilitator, event coordinator, freelance producer, and music blogger, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2009, she completed a BA in Theater at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and received another BA in Cultural Tourism in 2014. She was the recipient of the Medal of Highest Score by the Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico in 2014, Fellow of the 2017 National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship, and Fellow of the Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship, Goldsmith Award. Before joining IPK, she worked for the Senate of Puerto Rico as a legislative assistant and Committee staff, creating and participating in a few non-profit projects for local musicians and artists. In May 2018, Figueroa finished her MA in Arts and Public Policy at New York University (NYU). Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, and working as an event and programming coordinator at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Photo credit: Marlene Ramírez-Cancio.