Esther Rivera

Program Coordinator

Esther Rivera brings a diverse set of skills to her role with Holdsworth, including educational programming, operation management, communications, grants, exhibit planning, and event planning roles. She enjoys using creative thinking to tackle new challenges and is always seeking ways to encourage others to succeed.

In her varied career, Esther has served as the digital education program manager for the Texas State Historical Association, where she produced the Texas Quiz Show serving more than 1,000 students across the state, instituted digital programming for K-12 teachers, managed a cross curricular digital platform for 24 partners through TeachingTexas.org, and was managing producer for the acclaimed Texas Talks webinar show.

Previously, Esther served as operations manager of the Nave Museum in her hometown of Victoria, Texas and spent her nights teaching adult education courses and coordinating a grant for Victoria College

During graduate school, she worked as an education program assistant at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where she planned educational activities including distance learning programs and taught courses virtually to schools across Texas.

Esther earned a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a master’s degree in history from Texas State University.

A former cheerleader and gymnast, Esther served a stint as the director of Amazing Feats right out of undergrad, where she managed clients and taught cheerleading and gymnastics classes.