Victoria is the youngest of four siblings and was raised by her mother when her father cut off all contact after her parents’ divorce. When her mother became severely ill and incapable of functioning at time, leading to a recent brain surgery, Victoria stepped up to become the main caregiver. Her mother’s illness inspired Victoria’s interest in research. She won first place for her research at Morehouse School of Medicine in 2015 and has since conducted research at Georgia State and Emory University. Passionate about debunking stereotypes and uplifting young girls, Victoria created P.E.A.R.L.S, which stands for: Positive, Educated, Ambitious, Respectful, Loyal, Scholars. This free mentor program allows middle school girls with similar goals to unify and provides them with resources to help them excel in their future.
Victoria will attend University of San Francisco where she will study psychology and neuroscience.