Soldanela Rivera López, current Chair of the Board of Directors of Pregones/PRTT, is an accomplished writer, publicist, artist, producer, and Director of Strategic and Presidential Initiatives at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, in the South Bronx. Her experience in the performing arts, production, and media and communications extends to both the profit and nonprofit sector; and her experience in education is an extension of the nonprofit into government and civil service. Ms. Rivera has worked in community centers, educational institutions, historic concert halls, museums, parks, prisons, stadiums, sound stages, and large and small theaters, as well as with, emerging, established, and renowned figures. Her podcast Notes From A Native Daughter: Conversations from the Pan-American Experience ( is a growing audio tapestry with over 100 interviews with culture and change makers across all interests and creative disciplines.