“I firmly believe in LEO’s mission to inform our nation’s anti-poverty spending with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty in all forms. I came to LEO as an undergraduate intern and chose to return now as a research associate because I want to unite my skills in rigorous empirical research with my curiosity regarding the causes of and solutions to poverty and injustice in a meaningful way. I appreciate the opportunity to do just this alongside a growing team of driven and like-minded individuals.”
Vivian works alongside research faculty and service partners to ensure the advancement of a portfolio of impact evaluations. Throughout projects' life cycles, she works with partners to initiate research designs, collect and analyze data for each project, and prepare results for sharing. Vivian earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society in 2019 from the University of Notre Dame. She earned a M.Ed. through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. As a part of this program, she taught middle school math, art, and religion at a small Catholic school in Tulsa, OK. She has special interests in economics of education, math curriculum and pedagogy, and inclusive teaching practices.
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