Virginia M. Bouvier "joined USIP in January 2003 as program officer for the Jennings Randolph Fellowship program. She is currently a senior program officer in the Grants & Fellowships program.
"For the previous seven years, she was an assistant professor of Latin American literature and culture at the University of Maryland. From 1982 to 1989, Bouvier served as senior associate at the Washington Office on Latin America, where she focused on Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Bouvier has also served as a consultant and research director for the Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas, a joint project of the Inter-American Dialogue and the International Center for Research on Women; and as a consultant at the World Bank, Levi Strauss Foundation, Levi Strauss & Co., and the C.S. Fund.
"She is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Latin American studies." 
- "Guide to Specialists", United States Institute of Peace, Accessed October 2006.