About Bianka Shavers-Rivera:
Bianka Shavers-Rivera was born and raised in Chicago. She comes from a racially and culturally diverse background with grandparents and great-grandparents who have experienced the immigration and migration process firsthand in their pursuit of their American Dreams.
Bianka received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations-History and Japanese from Wellesley College in 2017. As an undergraduate, Bianka devoted herself to youth community outreach and mentorship. She is passionate about building cross-cultural relationships and helping others achieve their personal and professional goals. She now helps McEntee Law Group's clients navigate the immigration system. Bianka is interested in immigration law and international education. Bianka joined McEntee Law Group in November 2017.
Leadership & Experiences:
- Bridging the Gap: President 2015-2016
- Wellesley Wushu: 2013-2017
- Yuki Matsuri Choir Singer: 2013-2017
- Quest Scholars Network: Secretary 2013
- Kiyosato Education Experiment Project (KEEP)
- Wellesley College: B.A. in International Relations, History, & Japanese - 2017
Before joining McEntee Law Group, Bianka held many youth-focused positions. She worked as an assistant language teacher at the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) in Japan. She taught English to several classes made up of Japanese children and adults. Bianka also organized environmental and cross-cultural programs for KEEP guests, in coordination with interns from the U.S., France, and the Philippines. Bianka also facilitated the Kizuna Project, an annual international exchange program held at KEEP for a group of Israeli, Palestinian, and Japanese young women united for peacebuilding.