Diana Ellen Rivera is a second year MA Aesthetics and Politics student at California Institute of the Arts. She hails from New York City where she received her BFA in Photography and Art History from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She received her first masters in MFA form from The International Center of Photography at Bard, and went on to run her upstart gallery in South Bronx, The Clocktower Salon, for its short but vibrant five year life span. She now resides in the mountain town of Wrightwood, San Bernardino County California with her husband, 6 year old son, and their basenji dog. She hopes to break into local politics and plant a nice garden in her yard.