Katie Sylvester

Katie Sylvester, MA

Consultant

(650) 517-6114

katie@viva­-strategy.com

About Katie

Katie is dedicated to promoting the development and welfare of our nation’s youngest children. She has experience working in schools in the Bay Area and New York City, as well as in communications and policy development supporting improved outcomes for children, families, and communities. Katie’s passion for early childhood education began as a lead teacher and Teach for America corps member in a Head Start classroom in San Francisco. In graduate school, Katie studied California’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and suggested an improvement plan for the implementation of QRIS in programs across the state. Current projects include providing strategic consultation to a collaborative systems-building approach for QRIS in Los Angeles County, as well as the facilitation of seven concurrent branch-level strategic planning processes for the San Mateo County Human Services Agency. Katie has a Master of Arts in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology from New York University.

Hidden Talent: I can fall asleep anywhere.

Favorite Word: Peony (my favorite flower and it’s fun to say!)

I’m Inspired By: My sister.

Super Power I’d Like to Have: Teleportation, so I could travel around the world.