Student Profiles

Student-RiverasVanessa and Pedro Rivera agree that Capital Community College (CCC) is frequently a “family affair,” and in 2014, graduated together as husband and wife Vanessa Rivera arrived in Hartford from Colombia in 2007 and enrolled at CCC as an ESL student in fall 2008. Pedro Rivera lived in Hartford all his life and attended CCC for its convenient location and state-of-the-art television studio. Both were pursuing degrees in communication media, and in fall 2010, they met when attending the same television production course.

Both Vanessa and Pedro have a passion for media and are living their dreams.  After an internship at WUVN-CH 18 Hartford, Vanessa was hired as a full-time marketing assistant for the station which specializes in Spanish programming. Pedro interned at WFSB-TV3 and works as a freelancer for various news stations and is also a video editor for “El Show De Analeh.” The ambitious couple has also started their own production company, PNV Productions, and cover weddings and numerous Latino events in the community.