Victoria is an exceptional student with outstanding social, intellectual, and leadership capabilities. During her years studying public health at Stetson, she has served our community with integrity and humility. She was a SURE grant awardee who dedicated her project to a community assessment that intersected cultural heritage, social well-being, and public health in Deland’s African American community. The result of her work was presented to the Spring Hill Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting. She was awarded a poster prize for her research in the student poster session at APHA in 2020.
Victoria has been instrumental in event coordination and assistance for several community-engaged student activities in the Public Health program. Additionally, she was the co-president of Stetson’s environmental club where she organized several neighborhood and beach clean-up events. Victoria’s passion for environmental activism is connected to her deep commitment to health equity.
Jointly with Julia Finver, she studied the prevalence of severe COVID-19 cases in Black and Hispanic communities across Florida. Her academic and community achievements at Stetson are a testimony to her consistent devotion to advocating for health and environmental justice for the most disadvantaged communities.