Vivian grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, and loved French in school, but it wasn’t until she attended McGill University and immersed herself in Montreal’s bilingual culture that she realized she was a true Francophile. In 2007, Vivian earned a doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and has practiced primary care family medicine ever since. She is passionate about bilingual education and believes that a second language is one of the greatest gifts a parent can bestow on a child. She and her husband live in Ballard with their daughter, who attends NSFS. When she gets the chance, Vivian loves making wearable art, singing and dancing, learning about different cultures, and relaxing in the great outdoors.