Originally from Metro Atlanta, Viva came to Chicago for graduate school and decided to make this city her second home. She holds a masters in accounting and has worked in various sectors including the scrap metal and housing industries. Looking to combine her experiences and passions, Viva founded and co-founded two local networks, Outdoor Afro Chicago and Chicago Reading Africa in 2012. Her work with Outdoor Afro Chicago is what connected her to Rebuilding Exchange and has been following our success ever since. She joins RX with a desire of expanding her knowledge in the areas of non-profit management, circular economy, and sustainability.