Connor Riva is a Software Developer for the company Appfolio and an all-around Jack of all trades. As a former student of Westmont College, he graduated in 2016 magna cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science and a Minor in Studio Art.
When he isn't glued to a computer screen coding away, he explores different avenues of art that satisfy his curiosities for how common items are made and how to express his creativity in a multitude of different mediums. Over the past few years, Connor has tampered in the arts of ceramics, digital painting, graphic design, writing music, candle-making, photography, stuffed animal creation through woven yarn, woodworking, photography, and book-binding. In his spare time, Connor also enjoys making his friends a great cup of English tea, creating gifts to give people using these many artistic mediums, and preparing for his wedding that is coming up in 2019.
Special Honors / Awards / Certifications
Phoenix Art Show, Westmont College - Featured 2016
VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization – Received June 2015
Westmont College Dean’s List. - 2012-2016
Grace Hopper Outstanding Sophomore in Computer Science. - 2013-2014
Santa Ynez Valley Architectural Design Competition - Honorable Mention 2009