Victoria is a Senior Equity Research Associate at the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. In this role, she analyses how state economic and income support policies reproduce or mitigate inequities, with a focus on the historical context of policies and present disparities in outcomes.
Victoria is currently in the dissertation phase of earning her PhD in Public Policy from American University. Her research interests include the effect of public assistance programs on the wellbeing of children and families; gender, racial, and spatial equity; and economics of the household. Prior to joining the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, Victoria interned with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Early Childhood Initiative, where she developed resources on the intersection of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and access to child care by low-income working families. She also worked for five years in the federal SNAP-Education program in Florida. Victoria holds an MPH in Social and Behavioral Health, a BA in Political Science, and a BS in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, all from the University of Florida.
Victoria grew up in the Florida panhandle and currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their cat. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring DC, and aspires to grow a backyard vegetable garden.