Aviva serves as a Senior Program Officer for US Jewish Grantmaking at Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, where she brings her commitment to equity, justice and community to her work.
Prior to joining the Schusterman team, Aviva served as the Vice President of Recruitment with Teach For America, leading a team of 50 to help bring diverse leaders into the field of fighting for educational equity. Before that, she oversaw the Teach For America-Chicago’s teacher training and support team.
Aviva received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan, where she played on the Women’s Varsity soccer team (Go Blue!), and her Master of Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Aviva started her career as an Elementary Special Education teacher in New Orleans as a 2003 Teach For America corps member.