Rivka grew up in Los Angeles, California. After graduating YULA high school, she went to the University of Southern California and majored in Cinema-Television, International Relations and Business. She spent a semester abroad in Australia at the University of Queensland in Brisbane where she completed her courses in International Relations and became a certified open water scuba diver. Upon graduating USC, Rivka spent 6 months in Israel learning at Neve Yerushalayim. She then worked for CBS on The Early Show. Now Rivka is living in Far Rockaway, NY and now serves as the multimedia director of the JEC.