Maritza Rivera Moret


B.A., Concentration in Social Work, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.  Additional courses in Biology and Theology.


1997 – 2000 
Honor Roll Awards, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.


1997 – 2000


Member of the Ronald E. Mcnair Post Baccalaureate Research Program.  Director: Profa. Lourdes Torres.  While in this research program I wrote a thesis titled “ The perception the Students of the Department of Social Work at the PUCPR have concerning Homosexuality conduct.”  (My thesis will be published in November 2000)



Member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), National Internship Program.
Program Assistant Director: Carey Roberts

Member of the National Hispanic Program Manager Council (HMP).



Member of the Association of Future Social Workers
Responsibilities: I was the public relations coordinator of this group.  Supervisor: Profa. Emerita Alvarado


Bilingual (Spanish and English).


United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A) sponsored my attendance at the 5th Annual Environmental Conference held in Denver CO.

National Hispanic Fund Scholarship sponsored by the Avon Company, N.Y.


2000 2000 Certificate for completing the Ronald E. Mcnair Research Program.

Certificate of Recognition for Excellent Performance during the Internship Program at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)  in Washington, D.C.

Certificate from Vice President Al Gore for working in the “National Reinventing Government Survey.”

Volunteer Certificate for working in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Kid’s Day.

Certificate of Recognition for Excellent Performance while working in the Sor Isolina Center in Ponce, P.R.


20000 2000 Community  Corrections Management.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People sponsored by (OPM) held in Alexandria, VA.

GroupWise and WordPerfect Training held by (BOP) Washington, D.C.

Sentry Training held by (BOP) Washington, D.C.

HIV (AID’s) Training sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Medicas (Certificate Received).


2000 – Present


Job Position: CO-OP Trainee (Social Science Research Studies Concerning Juvenile Inmate Classification).  Office of the Assistant Director, Community Corrections and Detention Division, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (Address: 400 First Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20534)  Supervisor: Aura Watts, MSW (Transitional Drug Abuse Coordinator).

Spring – 2000


Job Position: Social Science Research Assistant, Employment Service, Personnel Research Development Center Division, United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  (Address: 1900 E. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20415- 9200).  Supervisor: Brigitte Schay, Ph.D, Social Psychology; Director, Assessment Services Division.



1999 Job Position: Librarian Assistant (Federal Work Study Program).  Encarnación Valdés Library, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.  Supervisor: Cirilo Toro Vargas, Ph.D, Head Librarian of Reference, Reserve and Services for the Handicapped Department.

Job Position: Professor’s Aide (Federal Work Study Program).  Department of History, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.  Supervisor: Neysa Rodriguez, Ph.D, American History.

Job Position: Theatre and Physical Education Teacher SENDEC (Federal Funded Summer Camp Program).  Responsibilities: Teach children from ages 5 to 12.  Recently named: “Administration of Family and Children.”  Supervisor: Zenida Acevedo (In Aguada, P.R.).


Spring – 1996


Dominican Republic:  Responsibilities: I was in charge of educating people who lived in the poor shantytown of “ Los Castillos.”  Sent by my home town parish:  Saint Francis of Assisi Parish (P.O. Box 608, Aguada, P.R. 00602).  Father: German Lombo).

Summer -1994


Republic of Honduras:  Responsibilities: Volunteer work with youth and adults in a shantytown called “Nueva Armenia.”  Taught religion classes and organized many recreational activities for the youth.  Sent by Catholic Organization:   Obras Misionales de Verano Misionero (Urb. Floral Park Calle, 106 Ruiz Belvis, Hato Rey, P.R. 00919).  Program Coordinator: Nelson Guadalupe.



Center Sor Isolina Ferré:  Responsibilities: Counseling teenagers with drug problems, school dropouts and teenage pregnancy.  Supervisor: Moises Negron (Coordinator for the Department of Education).

Menú Principal

Dr. Cirilo Toro Vargas
Published on the Internet:  October 22, 2000.