Maritza S. Rivera is an American visual artist, activist, and political blogger. She is the founder, president, and senior product developer of Lamp Bulb Policy Initiatives think tank.
Maritza was born and raised in New York. She attended The Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Advertising & Communications and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art degree. As a communications major, she was the news and features editor of W27, F.I.T’s campus newspaper. This included covering fashion shows and fashion industry developments on campus. As a professional fashion illustrator, she published and exhibited her work in prestigious venues such as The Fashion Institute of Technology alumni magazine Network (now HUE), W27 (F.I.T’s student publication), The Museum at FIT, and Steelcase. As a painter, she exhibited and sold her work in her local community. As a photographer, her photographs have been selected and shared on TV, twelve times, as NY1’s Photo of the Day. Maritza has published and sold her own photo calendar featuring neighborhood cats which she assists on a volunteer basis. She is environmentally conscience and enjoys creating art with recyclable materials.
Maritza has spent years working in the field of fine art museum administration, tourism, and the non-profit sector. She has traveled widely throughout Europe and South America. She lived, for a time, in Argentina. She has traveled to Mexico and Canada. Maritza speaks Spanish, French, and a modest amount of Italian (from her trips to Italy). She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the community level. Maritza is passionate about real news and routinely reads a variety of publications, not just in English, but in French and Spanish, as well. She was a devoted volunteer for Donald J. Trump’s, 2016, “Make America Great Again” presidential campaign.
Maritza is especially interested in conflicts in the Middle East; Jewry/Zionism; war on Christianity; progressives’ war on sovereignty; globalism; censorship; education; localization; the business behind poverty; private sector real-estate privilege and the ensuing housing crisis in America; fake news; the laundering of American tax payer money by the government/private sector/illegal immigrants; black market money; open borders and the problem of overpopulation, crime, and low-aptitude it brings to sovereign nations. Maritza is known for her concise and perceptive way of “telling it like it is” and for her ability to identify trends before they become mainstream. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and insight with everyday Americans to empower them personally, professionally, and economically in a Western world dramatically changed by toxic progressive politics over the past two decades.
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