Priority Areas I Work In:
Advocacy | Community Solutions | Capacity Building
For Victoria, evaluation is not just a way to understand our work, but a shared learning process that helps us bring more integrity and intention to collaborative efforts. She uses her background and experience to help systems, organizations, groups and everyday people address complex issues that interrupt agency and voice necessary for thriving communities.
Victoria joined the Learning & Evaluation department at the Foundation in July 2022. In this role, she advances learning, strategy and evaluation in a number of areas, including capacity building, impact investing and affordable housing, to deepen the impact of the Foundation’s work to advance health equity through racial justice. Victoria has worked in public, nonprofit and academic organizations for the better part of 20 years, most recently managing an engaged research and development team at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute with a portfolio of work in health equity, community power building and community economic development.
Fascinated with how rural communities achieve equity with their urban counterparts after her time in Wisconsin, Victoria finds the intersections between race, class and space essential to understanding inequities and building our shared humanity. She believes that work at this particular intersection will help her use her role in learning and evaluation to understand the social environment of Colorado, collaboratively rethink and shift what power looks like within the state.
While she’s new to living in Colorado, the mountains are in Victoria’s soul. You’ll often find her fishing Rocky Mountain rivers and enjoying the peace and quiet of our winter wonderland. Otherwise, check her desk—she’s probably making jokes with other staff members or (over)analyzing the transformation of systems within our society.
Bachelors of Science: Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Masters of Public Administration: Evergreen State College in Olympia
PhD(c): Civil Society and Community Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison