Aviva Luz Argote

Aviva Luz Argote’s teaching and consulting practice draws on 18 years in the nonprofit and public sectors facilitating group processes, creating generative workplace cultures and building relationships among diverse stakeholders. As a Lecturer at Tufts University, Aviva teaches a management seminar for nonprofit executives and an experiential field course on community change. Previously, Aviva directed Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations where she managed global civil society research teams, and taught courses on transformational leadership, collaborative team design, nonprofit finance and fundraising. Aviva’s prior professional experience has focused on higher education administration, social sector leadership and bringing voice to historically marginalized communities, including work with the RAND Corporation, Los Angeles County, and Coro leadership centers.

Aviva’s passions center on inspiring professional and personal resilience, modeling authentic leadership, and developing cross-cultural competency. She is routinely recognized for her aptitude and fluency in group facilitation and public speaking. A native of New York City, Aviva holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Pomona College. Aviva resides in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children.