Tania (Nguyen) LaViolet is a Senior Program Manager at the College Excellence Program, where she co-leads the management of the American Talent Initiative—a growing alliance of colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates in the country committed to collectively increasing opportunity for talented low- and moderate-income students. Prior to joining CEP, Tania led best-practice research at the Education Advisory Board, where she published work on promoting timely degree completion at four-year universities, as well as strategic allocation of financial aid to encourage persistence of low-income students. As a Ph.D. student, Tania served in one of the tutor cohorts at the Brilliant Club, a British non-profit that leverages the research community to support young people from under-represented backgrounds access highly-selective universities in the UK. Tania holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from Mount Allison University in Sackville, Canada.