Nerissa Rivera

Associate Director and Business Manager

Nerissa Rivera

Email: nerissa.rivera@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-6225

I came to Duke’s Undergraduate Financial Aid Office in 1997. I had completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1991 at UNC-Chapel Hill and was working there in the Office of Institutional Research. I was hired at Duke to do financial analyses and help inform the leadership about impacts of policy changes. I am very proud of the work I did in examining the costs of several aid policy changes that resulted in the financial aid initiatives that were implemented in 2008. Although I still root for Carolina, I have come to deeply respect Duke’s commitment to its aid program and its students. There are such wonderful opportunities available to undergraduates here, and I’ve seen financial barriers to these opportunities melt away so that all students regardless of their economic situation can take full advantage of what Duke has to offer.

Currently I am the business manager for the office, and I am in charge of managing the University’s 120M+ aid resources. Additionally, I am responsible for the oversight of the work study program.

Associate Director and Business Manager