Vivi joined the Riverbank team in summer 2017 as a Community Outreach Worker. She comes with a wealth of experience, holding a degree as a Special Needs Teacher in her native Germany and has worked with people with learning disabilities for 4 years.
Vivi says, “I decided to make this amazing city my home after leaving Germany to spend my gap year in London and never went back!” She now calls Richmond home where she lives with her husband and young son. Vivi says, “I love that Riverbank is all about community and relationships. It’s a place of belonging which is so important in an individualistic world. Having been a support worker for people with learning difficulties in the past, I also love the concept of empowerment. It’s amazing to be able to help people see and fulfil their potential.”
Vivi loves knitting, singing and drinking lots of coffee, which is just as well, being married to a Brazilian!