Tania LaViolet is a director at the College Excellence Program (CEP) at the Aspen Institute, where she co-leads the management of the American Talent Initiative and CEP’s work on transfer. Prior to joining CEP, LaViolet led best-practice research at the Education Advisory Board, where she published work on timely degree completion and strategic allocation of financial aid to encourage persistence of low-income students. As a Ph.D. student, LaViolet served in one of the tutor cohorts at the Brilliant Club, a British nonprofit that leverages the research community to support young people from underrepresented backgrounds access highly selective universities. LaViolet holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and graduated with a B.Sc. in biology from Mount Allison University in Canada.