Katie Sylvester

Katie Sylvester, MA


(650) 517-6114


About Katie

Katie is passionate about inspiring cross-sector collaboration that improves outcomes for marginalized youth, families, and communities. She brings significant systems design, capacity building, facilitation, and project management skills to VIVA, having provided strategic consultation to collective impact engagements in communities across California. She has also designed and facilitated multiple strategic planning processes, led a cross-agency effort to build the capacity of staff who interact with foster children, and conducted research into portfolio investments for foundations. Prior to her consulting career at VIVA, Katie was an early childhood educator in a Head Start classroom in San Francisco and worked at nonprofits in New York and San Francisco. Katie received her Master of Arts in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education. She has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with minors in Social and Cultural Analysis and Communications from New York University.

Hidden Talent: I have really good hand-eye coordination.

Favorite Word:  Discombobulated—it makes stressful times more fun.

I’m Inspired By: My sister.

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