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Hauser Institute for Civil Society
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
As Executive Director, Aviva manages the day-to-day activities of the Institute, oversees staff and project development, and represents the Institute with constituencies worldwide.
A native of New York City, Aviva holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School and brings a decade of experience leading and mentoring nonprofit organizations to the executive director position. Most recently, she served as manager of special projects in the Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University. Previously she was awarded a Harvard University Presidential Management Fellowship serving as special projects analyst in the Office of Budgets Financial Planning and Institutional Research. Aviva’s prior experience includes work with the Rand Corporation, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, the Community for Education Foundation, and the Coro New York Leadership Center where she served as senior program director and director of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.
Aviva bikes to work from her home in Cambridge where she resides with her husband, daughter, and son.