Karis Rivers was born and raised in the city of Detroit. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2021 in the Communications curriculum. Karis began attending the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2021 as an undecided major likely pursuing Political Science and/or Philosophy. She is a participant of the Michigan Community Scholars Program where she dedicates herself and her time to community service and social justice. During her first year, she participated in two semester long service opportunities which she is immensely grateful for. Karis’ goal is to attend law school where she can pursue a career with a focus on prison and educational reform.