Bio

Bio

Theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of two, Vivienne is featured frequently for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, and the New York Times. Her AI inventions have launched a dozen companies and nonprofits with a focus on human potential: education, workforce, and health. A self-described "professional mad scientist", Vivienne founded The Human Trust to fight some of the world's most pressing problems, and she travels the world sharing the stories of these astonishing projects. In her free time, Vivienne works to design AI systems to help treat her son’s diabetes, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers, and reunite orphan refugees with extended family members. She sits on the boards of numerous companies and nonprofits, including UC Berkeley's Neurotech Collider Hub and RFK Human Rights. For relaxation, she writes science fiction and hikes with her wife and children.

Projects

The Human Trust

Cofounder & CEO
AI acting solely in your interest is a civil right.

Dionysus Health

Cofounder & Chief Scientist
The 1st ever biological test for postpartum depression.

OptoCeutics

Board Director & Science Advisor
Non-invasive neuromodulation for cognitive function and healthy aging.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights

Board Director
A team of attorneys, issue experts, and writers united to realize Robert Kennedy’s dream of a more just and peaceful world.

GenderCool

Board Director
A youth-led movement sharing positive experiences of transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving.

Crisis Venture Studio

Advisory Board
We invest in, build, and scale ventures that end homelessness for those experiencing it or prevent homelessness from happening in the first place.

UC Berkeley Neurotech Collider Lab

External Board Chair
An interdisciplinary hub for navigating and shaping the evolving landscape of neurotechnology.

CA Entrepreneurship & Economic Mobility Task Force

Advisory Board
Propel inclusive entrepreneurship to ensure that all California small businesses have access to the resources they need to grow and scale.

Mother of two

AWARDS

  • The BBC 100 Women, BBC
  • #5 on Top LGBT Executives, The Financial Times
  • Apollo Project Award, The Interlaw Diversity Forum and The Financial Times
  • Visionary Award, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
  • 10 Women to Watch in Tech, Inc. Magazine
  • The Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times