Andres Rivera is a senior and veteran FIU student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Journalism with a minor in political science attached. Before FIU, he obtained an associate degree in Psychology from Miami Dade College. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army for seven years, with a deployment to the middle east that broadened his knowledge of culture and foreign affairs. He is also an FIU Panther Now staff writer and photographer with experience in keeping up with quotas and media content creation. After graduation, he plans to become a reporter on foreign politics outside of the united states.