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Shayla Rivera

Hispanic Actor; Comedian; Awareness Expert; Cancer Survivor; STEM Education Advocate & Former NASA Rocket Scientist

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 Shayla Rivera Biography

Shayla Rivera is an aerospace engineer and former rocket scientist with NASA turned salesperson, corporate trainer and now keynote speaker, TV host, emcee and comedian.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Rivera draws from her life experiences, observations and interests to deliver keynotes on subjects such as leadership, diversity and inclusion, education, STEM, stress management, communication, and self growth. Rivera also talks about the subject of ABC, or “Awareness Begins Change," saying that there is only one wonderful requirement for living unlimited possibilities and that is to know what you believe.

Rivera left NASA to pursue her abiding interest in psychology, trying to figure out what makes people tick. Later, she began giving motivational speeches and discovered her knack for comedy. Rivera became a regular at comedy clubs nationwide. Based on her personal experiences, she created the hit one-woman show "Rocket Science and Salsa," directed by Debbie Allen, for which Rivera earned a "Best Lead Actress" nomination by the NAACP Theater Awards.

Rivera went on to host the 13 episode TV series “You’re Not The Man I Married” for Lifetime Real Women Network, and has appeared on television shows such as "Comics Unleashed," "Xtreme Fakeovers," "National Lampoon’s Funny Money," “Funny is Funny" and many others.

She has been a guest on the “The Dennis Miller Show,” “The Roseanne Show,” "The Martin Short Show,” was featured in the "Paul Rodriguez Latin All Stars" and was part of the Comedy Central special, “Comedy Rehab” with Paul Rodriguez. She has headlined on entertainment programs for Univision, Galavision and on “The Latino Comedy Jam” for Telemundo. She was once named "Funniest Latina Comedian."

In 2018, Shayla spoke at the TEDx conference at Texas A&M University. Often, she applies her expertise to host/emcee fundraising events for non-profits, educational programs, Award Galas and Conferences.

Shayla Rivera has been speaking and performing in both English and Spanish for over 27 years and has a broad appeal to men and women of all backgrounds. Her clients around the world include Fortune 500 companies, national and regional organizations, as well as students and faculty from elementary schools to colleges.

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Speaking Topics
  • Diversity

    Diversity is a hot button in America right now. I focus on giving the correct perspective on the 'issue' of diversity. We often approach this subject with fear because we don't realize that our differences are the very thing that make us the same . Once we understand this we can begin to welcome what makes us different from one another and this will change...everything.

  • Leadership

    Like everything else, Leadership begins with the individual. A leader is not defined by a title or a position of leadership but by their ability to inspire others to work towards a common goal. Traits of leadership such as having a vision, setting goals, charisma, communication skills, character, intelligence, and many more, can be found within every person. I focus on helping individuals recognize and strengthen these traits, first within themselves then give tools that will help them do the same for others.

  • "ABC - Awareness Begins Change"

    Shayla Rivera believes, indeed 'knows', that anyone can accomplish anything they would like to. Her belief springs out of her own life experiences. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, her family moved to Texas where at the age of seventeen and fresh out of high school, Shayla attended Texas A&M University where she earned her degree in Aerospace Engineering. She not only had to learn 'engineering stuff' she also had to learn the English Language at the same time, and as she puts it, "learning to speak Texan is not easy". Shayla then went on to work for NASA in the Space Shuttle and Space station Programs, from there it was Technical Sales of environmental products for the Oil and Gas and Chemical industries, then onto Stress Management Corporate trainings and motivational speaking, finally onto Stand-up Comedy, all while teaching aerobics, and being a single parent bringing up two magnificent children. Her life is a reflection of what can be achieved if you are willing to open up to the possibilities and to listen to your own spirit. "Everything I have done, and have been, has brought me to the person I am today and I like that person. Nothing has been wasted and nothing is regretted". There is only one wonderful requirement for living unlimited possibilities and that is, know what you believe. "As strange as this sounds the one thing I have learned is that our conditioning, spanning from cultural background, environment we grew up in, our peers and families will determine and influence our lives and our achievements. All we have to do is realize that we are on auto pilot about what we continually choose to do and believe. Once we become aware that we are in control we can then begin to change our direction and make choices that aim at the desired results for our lives". Shayla uses her training as an engineer, a motivational speaker, a comedian, a mother and as an aerobics instructor to help her audiences laugh their way to inspiration.

  • Her other topics include:

    Motivation, inspiration, leadership, diversity, education, STEM / STEAM education, Women & Girls in STEM, female empowerment, awareness, personal improvement, communication, stress management, the importance of humor and her life story

  • Empowerment STEM / STEAM

    “I was a typical youspeakerng girl, conflicted with insecurities and shyness. Yet in possession of a challenge driven determination that has not quit to this day,” she says. Shayla understands the importance of the voices that either encourage or discourage and has always chosen to be a source of belief and inspiration. “Truth is, if I could do anything, anyone else also can.” Helping young women believe in themselves and their potential in STEM & STEAM fields is a driving force in Shayla’s purpose. She travels around the globe encouraging girls to see the truth of their potential. And speaks to women to help them remember the incredible strength of their nature. “I have never met a woman who was not fierce in some way, even though they could not see it. All I want to do is remind them of just how amazing we truly are.”

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  • HOW TO BOOK Shayla Rivera?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shayla Rivera for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Shayla Rivera, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shayla Rivera or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Shayla Rivera?

    Booking fees for Shayla Rivera, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shayla Rivera, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Shayla Rivera?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shayla Rivera for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shayla Rivera for your next private or corporate function.
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Shayla Rivera

Hispanic Actor; Comedian; Awareness Expert; Cancer Survivor; STEM Education Advocate & Former NASA Rocket Scientist

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Shayla Rivera Biography

Shayla Rivera is an aerospace engineer and former rocket scientist with NASA turned salesperson, corporate trainer and now keynote speaker, TV host, emcee and comedian.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Rivera draws from her life experiences, observations and interests to deliver keynotes on subjects such as leadership, diversity and inclusion, education, STEM, stress management, communication, and self growth. Rivera also talks about the subject of ABC, or “Awareness Begins Change," saying that there is only one wonderful requirement for living unlimited possibilities and that is to know what you believe.

Rivera left NASA to pursue her abiding interest in psychology, trying to figure out what makes people tick. Later, she began giving motivational speeches and discovered her knack for comedy. Rivera became a regular at comedy clubs nationwide. Based on her personal experiences, she created the hit one-woman show "Rocket Science and Salsa," directed by Debbie Allen, for which Rivera earned a "Best Lead Actress" nomination by the NAACP Theater Awards.

Rivera went on to host the 13 episode TV series “You’re Not The Man I Married” for Lifetime Real Women Network, and has appeared on television shows such as "Comics Unleashed," "Xtreme Fakeovers," "National Lampoon’s Funny Money," “Funny is Funny" and many others.

She has been a guest on the “The Dennis Miller Show,” “The Roseanne Show,” "The Martin Short Show,” was featured in the "Paul Rodriguez Latin All Stars" and was part of the Comedy Central special, “Comedy Rehab” with Paul Rodriguez. She has headlined on entertainment programs for Univision, Galavision and on “The Latino Comedy Jam” for Telemundo. She was once named "Funniest Latina Comedian."

In 2018, Shayla spoke at the TEDx conference at Texas A&M University. Often, she applies her expertise to host/emcee fundraising events for non-profits, educational programs, Award Galas and Conferences.

Shayla Rivera has been speaking and performing in both English and Spanish for over 27 years and has a broad appeal to men and women of all backgrounds. Her clients around the world include Fortune 500 companies, national and regional organizations, as well as students and faculty from elementary schools to colleges.

Shayla Rivera Videos

  • IMAGINATION; “I'm – A- Genie – In – Creation | Shayla Rivera ...
  • Empty Nesters: Shayla Rivera Jokes About Empty Nest Syndrome ...
  • Shayla Rivera Hosting 1

Speaker Lists Featuring Shayla Rivera

Shayla Rivera Speaking Topics

  • Diversity

    Diversity is a hot button in America right now. I focus on giving the correct perspective on the 'issue' of diversity. We often approach this subject with fear because we don't realize that our differences are the very thing that make us the same . Once we understand this we can begin to welcome what makes us different from one another and this will change...everything.

  • Leadership

    Like everything else, Leadership begins with the individual. A leader is not defined by a title or a position of leadership but by their ability to inspire others to work towards a common goal. Traits of leadership such as having a vision, setting goals, charisma, communication skills, character, intelligence, and many more, can be found within every person. I focus on helping individuals recognize and strengthen these traits, first within themselves then give tools that will help them do the same for others.

  • "ABC - Awareness Begins Change"

    Shayla Rivera believes, indeed 'knows', that anyone can accomplish anything they would like to. Her belief springs out of her own life experiences. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, her family moved to Texas where at the age of seventeen and fresh out of high school, Shayla attended Texas A&M University where she earned her degree in Aerospace Engineering. She not only had to learn 'engineering stuff' she also had to learn the English Language at the same time, and as she puts it, "learning to speak Texan is not easy". Shayla then went on to work for NASA in the Space Shuttle and Space station Programs, from there it was Technical Sales of environmental products for the Oil and Gas and Chemical industries, then onto Stress Management Corporate trainings and motivational speaking, finally onto Stand-up Comedy, all while teaching aerobics, and being a single parent bringing up two magnificent children. Her life is a reflection of what can be achieved if you are willing to open up to the possibilities and to listen to your own spirit. "Everything I have done, and have been, has brought me to the person I am today and I like that person. Nothing has been wasted and nothing is regretted". There is only one wonderful requirement for living unlimited possibilities and that is, know what you believe. "As strange as this sounds the one thing I have learned is that our conditioning, spanning from cultural background, environment we grew up in, our peers and families will determine and influence our lives and our achievements. All we have to do is realize that we are on auto pilot about what we continually choose to do and believe. Once we become aware that we are in control we can then begin to change our direction and make choices that aim at the desired results for our lives". Shayla uses her training as an engineer, a motivational speaker, a comedian, a mother and as an aerobics instructor to help her audiences laugh their way to inspiration.

  • Her other topics include:

    Motivation, inspiration, leadership, diversity, education, STEM / STEAM education, Women & Girls in STEM, female empowerment, awareness, personal improvement, communication, stress management, the importance of humor and her life story

  • Empowerment STEM / STEAM

    “I was a typical youspeakerng girl, conflicted with insecurities and shyness. Yet in possession of a challenge driven determination that has not quit to this day,” she says. Shayla understands the importance of the voices that either encourage or discourage and has always chosen to be a source of belief and inspiration. “Truth is, if I could do anything, anyone else also can.” Helping young women believe in themselves and their potential in STEM & STEAM fields is a driving force in Shayla’s purpose. She travels around the globe encouraging girls to see the truth of their potential. And speaks to women to help them remember the incredible strength of their nature. “I have never met a woman who was not fierce in some way, even though they could not see it. All I want to do is remind them of just how amazing we truly are.”

FAQs on booking Shayla Rivera

  • How to book Shayla Rivera?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shayla Rivera for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Shayla Rivera, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shayla Rivera or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shayla Rivera?

    Booking fees for Shayla Rivera, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shayla Rivera, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shayla Rivera?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shayla Rivera for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shayla Rivera for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shayla Rivera or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shayla Rivera or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shayla Rivera is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shayla Rivera for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Shayla Rivera generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anna Escobedo Cabral, J.R. Martinez, Patricia Velasquez, Rosa Clemente and Anjanette Delgado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shayla Rivera for an upcoming event.

Shayla Rivera Speaker Videos

  • IMAGINATION; “I'm – A- Genie – In – Creation | Shayla Rivera ...
    Empty Nesters: Shayla Rivera Jokes About Empty Nest Syndrome ...
  • Shayla Rivera Hosting 1
    Shayla Rivera Keynote V1
  • Shayla Rivera - comedy performance

Shayla Rivera Speaking Topics

  • Diversity

    Diversity is a hot button in America right now. I focus on giving the correct perspective on the 'issue' of diversity. We often approach this subject with fear because we don't realize that our differences are the very thing that make us the same . Once we understand this we can begin to welcome what makes us different from one another and this will change...everything.

  • Leadership

    Like everything else, Leadership begins with the individual. A leader is not defined by a title or a position of leadership but by their ability to inspire others to work towards a common goal. Traits of leadership such as having a vision, setting goals, charisma, communication skills, character, intelligence, and many more, can be found within every person. I focus on helping individuals recognize and strengthen these traits, first within themselves then give tools that will help them do the same for others.

  • "ABC - Awareness Begins Change"

    Shayla Rivera believes, indeed 'knows', that anyone can accomplish anything they would like to. Her belief springs out of her own life experiences. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, her family moved to Texas where at the age of seventeen and fresh out of high school, Shayla attended Texas A&M University where she earned her degree in Aerospace Engineering. She not only had to learn 'engineering stuff' she also had to learn the English Language at the same time, and as she puts it, "learning to speak Texan is not easy". Shayla then went on to work for NASA in the Space Shuttle and Space station Programs, from there it was Technical Sales of environmental products for the Oil and Gas and Chemical industries, then onto Stress Management Corporate trainings and motivational speaking, finally onto Stand-up Comedy, all while teaching aerobics, and being a single parent bringing up two magnificent children. Her life is a reflection of what can be achieved if you are willing to open up to the possibilities and to listen to your own spirit. "Everything I have done, and have been, has brought me to the person I am today and I like that person. Nothing has been wasted and nothing is regretted". There is only one wonderful requirement for living unlimited possibilities and that is, know what you believe. "As strange as this sounds the one thing I have learned is that our conditioning, spanning from cultural background, environment we grew up in, our peers and families will determine and influence our lives and our achievements. All we have to do is realize that we are on auto pilot about what we continually choose to do and believe. Once we become aware that we are in control we can then begin to change our direction and make choices that aim at the desired results for our lives". Shayla uses her training as an engineer, a motivational speaker, a comedian, a mother and as an aerobics instructor to help her audiences laugh their way to inspiration.

  • Her other topics include:

    Motivation, inspiration, leadership, diversity, education, STEM / STEAM education, Women & Girls in STEM, female empowerment, awareness, personal improvement, communication, stress management, the importance of humor and her life story

  • Empowerment STEM / STEAM

    “I was a typical youspeakerng girl, conflicted with insecurities and shyness. Yet in possession of a challenge driven determination that has not quit to this day,” she says. Shayla understands the importance of the voices that either encourage or discourage and has always chosen to be a source of belief and inspiration. “Truth is, if I could do anything, anyone else also can.” Helping young women believe in themselves and their potential in STEM & STEAM fields is a driving force in Shayla’s purpose. She travels around the globe encouraging girls to see the truth of their potential. And speaks to women to help them remember the incredible strength of their nature. “I have never met a woman who was not fierce in some way, even though they could not see it. All I want to do is remind them of just how amazing we truly are.”

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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