Nicole Rivera is a senior at Balboa High School in San Francisco, CA. Nicole participates and leads the Youth Advisory Board in Balboa’s Teen Health Clinic Center. Through her work with the board she has presented at various conferences including Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) and forum theatre in Ohio and Nebraska. She has studied with a number videographers and learned several skills of cinematography and the impact of collaboration. Another passion of Nicole is writing, where she works with Spokes in YouthSpeaks. Her interest in poetry has blossomed ever since, which gave way to the possibility of combining it with filming. She is now thrilled to be part of the Factory track to pursue her interests in screen writing and filming.