Vida Tehrani is grants manager at the Public Policy Institute of California, where she identifies and secures grant funding that supports the institute’s mission and strategic agenda. She previously worked as a contracts and grants manager with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc., and as a grants manager with the International Rescue Committee in Chad, Africa. She has worked with several New York-based nonprofits and United Nations programs. She also served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and Burkina Faso. She earned her BA in social sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and her MA in international affairs at The New School in New York City.