Program Officer, William T. Grant Foundation
Vivian joined the Foundation as a Program Officer in June of 2014. She serves as a key member of the Foundation's Senior Program Team, which sets our research agenda and annual priorities, and manages the Foundation's funding programs on reducing inequality. Vivian also serves as an external spokesperson for our grantmaking. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning of Hunter College. Her research has focused on understanding the factors that shape success along the educational pipeline among immigrants and the children of immigrants. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the Yale University Department of Sociology, M.A. from the Stanford University Department of Communication, and A.B. from Harvard University. She has previously worked as a newspaper journalist, journalism teacher, youth magazine editor, associate and assistant professor, postdoctoral fellow in education, and lecturer in sociology at Harvard.