Rebecca Rivas currently teaches Acting, Dialects and all sections of Voice and Movement at the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Arkansas. Her recent directing credits include The Arabian Nights, Para No Hacer El Cuento Largo…, Alicia in Wondertierra and Electricidad. She is currently working on UTEP’s upcoming production of Esperanza Rising. Her professional acting credits include the role of Carly in Theatre Squared’s production of Reasons to be Pretty, various parts in T2’s New Play Festival, and most recently Frontera Repertory Theatre’s one-person show, Highway 47. She has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as both a KCACTF Irene Ryan national finalist and in a special invited production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.