Victoria is a dedicated public servant, driven by her experiences growing up in a small rural town and her enlistment in the United States Navy. From an early age, she learned the value of lending a helping hand and the importance of community service. This commitment to service extends not only to her fellow veterans but also to military families.
Hailing from the immigrant community of Ventura County, California, Victoria faced numerous challenges, including a single mother struggling with substance use disorder and domestic violence. Having experienced homelessness and food insecurity firsthand, she understands the immense impact that government programs can have on providing stability and support. This has fueled her passion to assist others who, like her, face obstacles in receiving the necessary aid to thrive.
As a teen mom, Victoria faced an uphill battle to break free from the cycle of drug abuse, poverty, and violence that plagued her family for generations. Nevertheless, her determination to overcome these hurdles allowed her to achieve the American Dream. She became the first person in her family to graduate from college and proudly served her country in the Navy.
Today, Victoria draws on her life experiences to remain true to herself and her purpose: serving the hard-working families in the new 20th District. With a steadfast commitment to making a positive impact, she strives to ensure that every individual in her community has access to the opportunities and support they need to succeed.