Vivian Coffee is a selfless leader who sees the value in communication, service, and how a little kindness can go an awful long way. She was born in Beaumont, Texas and grew up between Alameda and Oakland after her family relocated when she was in the 4th grade, for her father’s job at the Alameda Naval Air Station during World War II. Vivian was an intelligent child. Her 4th grade teacher quickly learned how smart she was and promoted her to the 5th grade shortly after she arrived. She continued to succeed in school, earning herself a spot on the honor roll every year and becoming Vice President of the student body as a Senior at only 16-years old.