Victoria Vrana

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Name

Victoria Vrana

Affiliation

Deputy Director, Policy, Systems and Giving by All, Charitable Sector, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Location

Washington, DC

Biography

Victoria Vrana is a Senior Program Officer on the Charitable Sector Support team and joined the Foundation in November 2011. Previously, she served as the vice president, communications and assessment at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), responsible for the organization’s overall internal and external communications and assessment of VPP and its portfolio’s performance. She joined VPP as the chief knowledge officer in 2003. Since June 1999 she served as the director of interactive media for the Morino Institute. Before joining the institute, she was a senior account executive with Millennium Communications, a communication consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations. Her interest in development and using communications and technology for social change began at the Network of East-West Women where she directed the first online network linking women in post-Soviet countries. Vrana studied in Germany and Hungary and has a degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Davis.