Abril Rivera


Abril Rivera is a 10th grader at TKS, who has a passion and endless energy for community service, actively volunteering for all manner of projects and events, whether at school, community or at the University​. She has an unbounded passion to get engaged, to either develop her own learning and skill, help others, or inspire people to take action. Abril has had a key role as Communications Chair for the annual Parade of Nations for the past three years - since she was 14 years old!  She volunteers her time to deliver activities like storytelling, tutoring and helping to organize birthday parties for our community's children. She has worked as a Summer Camp Counsellor and is one of only two TKS students on the Community Chorus. Recently Abril volunteered at the KAUST Ted​x event, helping out on the Entertainment Team. 

At school, Abril is just as active. She has served on the GSS Student Council for 3 years (hoping to succeed as the school's first-ever female President next year!) She has volunteered for the school musical year on year, helping backstage and playing a key role in this year's musical. Abril is Editor-In-Chief of the student journalism club ​and part of the school's Action & Service Team, partnering recently with the Green Group to create a community video on sustainable choices. In preparation for a Global Issues Service Summit, Abril organized an array of school and community events to inspire KAUST community members to live compassionately and take action on local and global issues, before heading out to Tanzania to attend the Summit. These activities included organizing a Film Festival, a Knitting for Syria event and a Peace Forum.

Published: April, 2017