Arivee Vargas Rozier-Byrd '05, JD'08, is entering her second year as a member of Boston College's AHANA Alumni Advisory Council, serving on the Professional Advancement & Mentoring Subcommittee. Arivee has served on behalf of the AAAC by participating in the Endeavor program and attending Legacy of Leadership events. She is also the 2014 John A. Dinneen, S.J., Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award recipient and remains invested in the Boston College Hispanic/Latino student and alumni communities.
Arivee, who graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from BC, was the 2004 recipient of the Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. She served as president of the Organization of Latin American Affairs the year the first Latino Family Weekend was created. Arivee worked as a student representative on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Minority Faculty Search Committee. She also volunteered as a tutor off campus. In law school, she served as co-chair of professional development on the executive board of the Latin American Law Students Association and was a recipient of the Goodwin Procter Diversity Fellowship in 2007.
Arivee works at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an associate director. She previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Denise J. Casper, United States District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts. She also worked at Goodwin Procter and Jones Day in their respective Litigation groups. In 2013, she was selected as an Excellence in the Law, Up & Coming Lawyer honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and, in 2015, she was selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Arivee serves as a trustee for Boston Preparatory Charter Public School and is a member of its strategic planning subcommittee. She is a member of the Justice Leaders Committee for Discovering Justice and ran the Boston Marathon for Discovering Justice in 2016. She is also a member of the 2014–2015 class of the Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program and was an Empower Schools fellow from 2014 to 2016. She is married to BC alumnus Trevor Rozier-Byrd '05, and they have one child, Julian Vargas Rozier-Byrd.