Luz (Luz) Rivas (D-39)

State Assembly Member Luz Rivas

Luz (Luz) Rivas (D-39)
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Capitol: 916.319.2039
FAX: 916.319.2139
District: 818.504.3911
State Assembly Member
Room 3126 State Capitol 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
9300 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Arleta, CA 91331
Residence:Los Angeles, CA

Committee Assignments


Luz M. Rivas was born in Los Angeles to an immigrant family and grew up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. She attended LA Unified schools before earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT and a master's of education from Harvard. Luz has built her career at the intersection of engineering, education and public service. She worked as an electrical design engineer at Motorola before founding DIY Girls, a nonprofit that provides enrichment programs focused on encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology. While presiding over DIY Girls, she served as a Champions Board Member of the California Girls in STEM Collaborative; as a Senior Fellow at the USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab; on the Visiting Committee for the MIT Dean of Undergraduate Studies; and as a service learning instructor for engineering undergraduates at USC. She also collaborated with engineers, planners and environmentalists to develop environmental technology curricula for high school students, and worked to increase diversity at Caltech and on NASA- and NSF-funded projects that aimed to increase access to STEM in community-based organizations. In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works. Luz was elected and sworn into the California State Assembly in June of 2018. She currently serves on the Assembly Committees on Budget; Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation; Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; Labor and Employment; Local Government; Revenue and Taxation; and is co-chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee. It is an honor for her to represent the community she grew up in.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 2/6/1974
Counties Representing
Los Angeles