Vivien has a background in policy research and analysis, strategic evaluation and management consulting. Whatever the policy issue, navigating the intersection of data and analysis with people-powered decision-making is what Vivien enjoys most about her job.
Prior to BERK, Vivien worked as a Research & Evaluation Specialist at an international rural land rights non-profit in Seattle and as a David L. Boren Graduate Research Fellow in Beijing. She has also worked as a strategic management consultant in the private sector for Fortune 50 companies. Vivien earned her BA in Economics with a minor in Statistics from Dartmouth College; and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School.
Originally from upstate New York, Vivien has concluded that Washington is the "one". Outside of observing the four NW seasons (mushroom foraging season, ski season, other mushroom foraging season, and backpacking/canoeing season), she enjoys cooking what she has grown and living somewhere she is able to bike where and when she wants. Vivien lives in Beacon Hill with her husband, son Boone, and dog Rambo.