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Shayla Rivera comes to Buda

Shayla RiveraOn Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Shayla Rivera, The Funny Rocket Scientist will be the featured speaker at the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon held at the Onion Creek Senior Center. Shayla’s topic is:

“A Diverse Diversity” – How well do you know Yourself?

Tickets for the luncheon are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. You can purchase tickets on line at http://budachambertx.com/monthly-luncheons/ or call the chamber office at (512) 295-9999. Get your tickets early we are expecting a sellout crowd.

About Shayla

Shayla RiveraShayla Rivera is a former Aerospace Engineer with NASA turned Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Emcee/Host, Humorist, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Seminar Facilitator, Panel Moderator and Awareness Expert.

Her keynotes include subjects which span motivation, inspiration, leadership, diversity, education, STEM education, awareness, stress management, communication, the importance of humor and her life story.

sr1Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Rivera grew up with an avid interest in science, machinery and fixing things. Her family always encouraged her to go to college and have a professional career. Rivera attended Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Psychology. She joined McDonnell Douglas Space Systems at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, to work on NASA’s Shuttle and Space Station programs for eight years.

sr2Rivera left NASA to pursue her abiding interest in psychology trying to figure out what makes people tick. Her career took her through several years in Technical Sales of environmental systems and water treatment chemicals onto becoming a corporate trainer. Rivera began facilitating life-changing seminars on stress management for executives at companies around the country. Shortly thereafter, she began giving motivational speeches. She applies her expertise as a speaker to help many non-profit organizations, charitable and educational programs. She has spoken to clients across the country including corporations, national and local organizations, and students from elementary school to college. Rivera has been speaking and performing for 21 years and has broad appeal to men and women of all backgrounds.