Carmen Rachel Rivera was born and raised in East Hampton, Long Island, New York. She graduated from the State University of Oswego, New York with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Carmen returned to her hometown upon graduation and worked for two years at a weekly newspaper named THE EAST HAMPTON STAR. She then moved to New York City and started working at WABC-TV in the Research and Sales Development Department. Carmen's next venture was in the field of real estate where she has remained for the past 17 years. She has extensive knowledge in the sale of cooperative and condominium apartments in Manhattan, as well as rentals. Carmen is a real estate broker who is persistent, professional and conscientious.