Rosa Rivera was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College at Columbia University, followed by a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Latin American Art. Before her tenure at Miró Rivera Architects, Rosa worked for organizations with a focus on media and the arts, including the National Sculpture Society and The New York Times Magazine Group. In Austin, she founded Casa Hispánica, a Spanish educational and cultural institution.
Rosa plays an active role in Austin’s arts and culture scene. She has served as a board and/or committee member for numerous community groups including the Texas Book Festival, Austin Children’s Museum, Ballet Austin, and Arthouse/Austin Museum of Art (now The Contemporary Austin). She has lectured on Latin American art and architecture, as well as the role of marketing in small businesses.
As a founding partner and business principal of Juan Miró Architects and Miró Rivera Architects, Rosa oversees all administrative, accounting, and business development.