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Miranda Rivers is a program officer for the nonviolent action program at USIP. She conducts applied research on social movements and supports training and education initiatives for activists and movements, primarily in the East Africa region, that are working to advance justice and build sustainable peace.
Rivers has previous experience working as a journalist and teaching English as a second language to refugee communities in the United States. She is currently a doctoral student in African studies at Howard University. Rivers holds a master's degree in international relations with a focus on conflict resolution and negotiation from American University’s School of International Service. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University.