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Associate Director of VALOR Student Services
|Address:||800 21st St NW
Marvin Center Ground Floor
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
As the Associate Director of VALOR Student Services, Victoria is committed to providing top quality student services for all VALOR students (veterans, service members, and their families). As an advocate for students both within the university and externally, Victoria uses her vast experiences as a veteran advocate to ensure all VALOR students are receiving the best services.
After returning from Afghanistan in 2011, Victoria has been building relationships with national and local veteran services and military organizations in different roles. As Military and Veteran Outreach and Partnership Development Specialist for Excelsior College, she networked in the veteran community, and developed partnerships that boosted enrollment among military, veterans and other specific demographics. Before joining Excelsior College, Victoria worked as Program Manager for the Veterans Innovation Center in Washington, DC. In this role, she researched, managed and evaluated programs that supported veterans (and their families) returning from deployment.
Victoria has spent over 14 years in the Army and Virginia Army National Guard. She was deployed during both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Currently, she is a Senior Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the Staff Judge Advocate section of the 29th Infantry Division in Fort Belvoir, VA.
In addition to her solid professional background, Victoria is committed to working side-by-side with other leaders and volunteers in the community to make a difference in people's lives. Victoria was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser as Vice-Chair of the DC Mayors Advisory Board of Veteran Affairs. She is also a co-founder and current president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit I in Washington, DC, and has worked with other veteran service organizations including Final Salute, Inc. and Team Red, White, and Blue.
Victoria is passionate about helping veterans, service members, and their families find personal happiness and professional success. For her work in veterans services and advocacy she was recently awarded “Shining the Light: Female Veterans Making a Difference” by Howard University and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA).