Viviana Pérez is a Senior Program Associate at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on election administration, she works with the Elections Program to enable elections officials to use data, technology, and best practices with the end goal of providing citizens a more voter centric experience.
Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Viviana was the Civics Program Director at Democracy Prep Public Schools (DPPS), a national network of high performing charter schools. While there, she directed the DPPS’s voter registration & education campaigns, which led to a 16% increase in the voter registration rates of its students and a 12% increase in the voting rates of its students. Additionally, she spearheaded DPPS’s volunteerism, advocacy, and lobbying efforts. From 2007-2009 she was a Teach for America corps member, teaching middle school history at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, where she continued to teach until 2011. During her teaching career, she was a 2010 recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant, which enabled her to travel to Bangladesh to research the country’s liberation war.
Viviana graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in sociology and minor in philosophy, and also holds an M.S.T. from Pace University.