For more than a decade, Victoria has been creating inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She has held positions at the White House, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Senate. While at the White House, Victoria was a key member of President Barack Obama’s Personnel Office’s Diversity Outreach and Recruitment Team. During her tenure, Victoria spearheaded the office’s retention strategy for presidential appointees.
Victoria’s passion for driving strategic change later took her to New York City where she worked as a Talent Development Specialist for a fintech company and launched affinity groups, their first diversity and inclusion initiative. She subsequently moved to the Bay Area to be the Director of Talent and People Operations at Code2040 where she worked to embed equity and inclusion throughout the entire employee lifecycle for a staff that identified as 97% people of color.
Victoria was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has a bachelor’s degree in World Literature from Duke University. While there, she co-founded the Duke Association for Business Oriented Women (BOW), a forum for female undergraduates to discuss challenges in the workplace, network with women at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and learn from female trailblazers.