Senior Advisor to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Tribal Affairs, Biden-Harris Administration
PaaWee Rivera is a native of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, a Native American Tribe located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A graduate of Dartmouth College, PaaWee helps shape the way Tribal communities are respected and empowered through his work with the president and the White House. He helped launch the inaugural White House Tribal Nation Summit in 2021. He also led critical conversations on Native American policy at the Democratic National Committee and served as director and advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren. PaaWee and his father, George Rivera, are the first father and son to be inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.