Board Member Since: 2018

Board Member; Alumnus, 2016 FosterClub All-Star, Advocate, Entrepreneur

Board member; Partner and Co-Operator at Hi-Zor Farm; Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ 17’ Alumnus; 2016 Foster Club All-star; National Foster Youth Advocate; Entrepreneur.

Cody Rivera holds an industrial hemp processing license and is developing a hemp market in New York State; Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture; After graduating, started a career at Bank of America - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor/ Wealth Management Trainee; Organized and led his Colleges’ first Foster Youth College Tour Program for foster youth in NYS; Launched a research payload attached to a rocket into outer space out of NASA-Wallops Flight Facility, in 2017, in collaboration with the Colorado Space Grant Consortiums RockSat-C Program and created a middle school outreach program (GSat-1)that involved Geneva middle school students in the construction of the overall research payload; Spokesperson for FosterClub’s Health Care for Former Foster Youth Act campaign launch.

Cody’s honors include: First generation College graduate; Member of Alia Innovation’s 10 of 10 Cohort; President’s Civic Leadership Award 2x; Druid Award for Leadership; Key Speaker at Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Black and White Gala, where former President Bill Clinton was in attendance.