While studying elementary education and Spanish at Oneonta, Victoria spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, and completed a cultural and service learning project in Colombia. She was so impacted by this experience, that she applied for and received a grant to conduct an independent project across campus called “Dollar a Day.” In doing so, Victoria took on a leadership role to raise awareness and stimulate activism towards global poverty issues, and ultimately received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity. Upon graduation, she backpacked throughout Southeast Asia, visiting Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and Indonesia. While in Bali, she volunteered to teach English in a forest outside of Ubud. Since 2017, Victoria has lived and worked in Madrid as a childhood educator at an international school, aiming to empower diverse learners and cultivate young minds into global citizens. Additionally, she teaches American culture and language to teens both privately and at an institute. Not only is Victoria a certified teacher, but she’s also a certified yogi and scuba diver, and is fluent in Spanish. She has been to 38 countries and has a huge passion for people and places!