River was raised in San Benito, TX (part of the Rio Grande Valley) and completed his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries at Texas A&M University. River now works in the Texas A&M Insect Collection with a love for the many forms of nature. On his free time, River volunteers with many community service and social events.
He has a passion for advocating on behalf of marginalized groups and uplifting minority voices where possible. River’s main goal is to help the PCC find a physical location so that the lgbtq+ community has a safe space to go to. He would also like to create a program for Transgender individuals that can’t afford basic gender affirming items.
When he has the time to spare, River enjoys going to parks with his dog Fern, painting, helping others and assisting local drag queens with their shows.