TEDx Speaker | Disability Speaker, DEI Consultant, Content Creator
Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC is a public speaker and DEI consultant with over 14 years of experience in the public sector. Catarina works with companies to improve disability awareness, inclusion, and accessibility. She is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling and advocacy. She has been featured in Nasdaq, Authority Magazine, and as one of the top 21 DEI influencers of 2021. Catarina is a TEDx speaker and her talk was titled "Creating Inclusive Workplaces for All."
Catarina has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with progressive vision loss at 17 years old. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from Hunter College. Catarina is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (IAAP). She is a member of RespectAbility's National Disability Speakers Bureau and KeyNote Women's Global Speakers Directory. Catarina is committed to social justice.