Victoria has dedicated her life to public service and has found the most rewarding experiences in doing so.Growing up in Southern California, Victoria found a love for the outdoors and equity early on and has supported conservation efforts and advocacy since. In college, she studied Environmental Science and Sociology to better understand the intersection between environmental and social issues. Her research ranged from analyzing transnational labor alliance campaigns to natural resource management in Kings Canyon National Park. She volunteered with the Sierra Club and was engaged with her Environmental Science and Sustainability Club on campus as well. Victoria also participated as a MANO intern in Kings Canyon National Park providing environmental education programming in both Spanish and English, and natural resource management research. After graduating, she accepted an Americorps service position as a Program Instructor to advise and mentor high school environmental service-learning clubs in the Greater Seattle area. She supported youth-driven initiatives by developing meaningful environmental projects for their schools and communities. She is excited about the field of outdoor equity and conservation, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Hispanic Access Foundation's mission.