Vinkey Allen obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, then conducted graduate studies at Boston University in Anatomy & Physiology. She worked in the drug development industry for 14 years ultimately leading clinical operations in oncology-focused companies before running her own biotech consulting firm. Vinkey is raising two young daughters with her husband in San Francisco and is immersed in early childhood education and development. Her deep intellectual and personal understanding of the vital importance of education, and its foundational role in every young person’s life, encouraged her to spend her limited free time actively supporting Children’s Council, which plays such a critical role in our community.
A Children’s Council board member, Victoria is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at VilCap Investments, a seed-stage investment fund. Prior to starting VilCap Investments, she worked in investing roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Metropolitan. She brings to our organization not only a wealth of professional experience, but also a drive to help families. Locally, she is active in supporting organizations such as Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, among others. Victoria attended Stanford University and holds a BA and MBA. She and her husband live in San Francisco with their two sons.