PaaWee Rivera ’09 Named White House Director of Tribal Affairs

Alumnus PaaWee Rivera ’09 has been installed as an official member of President Biden’s administration, serving the country as Director of Tribal Affairs and Senior Adviser to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. A graduate of Santa Fe Prep and Dartmouth College, Rivera comes from the Pueblo of Pojoaque. His father, George Rivera, former Governor of Pojoaque, is confident that PaaWee will be an outstanding advocate in this role: “He is going to do well in representing people across the country,” George Rivera told The Santa Fe New Mexican, “He is very young and bright, and energetic and wants to help people.”

Congratulations, PaaWee! We wish you the best in this important role.