Growing up in a small rural town taught Victoria the value of lending a helping hand and the importance of community service. Victoria’s enlistment in the United States Navy furthered her commitment to serve, along with her unwavering support for veterans and military families. Victoria uses her life experiences to be true to herself and her purpose, which is to serve the hard-working families of the new 20th District.
Victoria was born in the immigrant community of Ventura County, California to a single mother of six who struggled with Substance use disorder (SUD) and experienced domestic violence.
Victoria’s experience facing homelessness and food insecurity at a young age led her to have a deep appreciation for the stability and support that government programs can provide as well as a strong desire to help ease the struggle of others who face challenges receiving the help they need not only to survive, but to thrive.
Victoria is no stranger to fighting to achieve a better future, and she’s determined to fight for you.
As a teen mom, Victoria set out to graduate high school and overcome a generational cycle of drug abuse, poverty, and violence to achieve the American dream. After becoming the first in her family to graduate college and serving her country in the Navy, Victoria settled in Virginia Beach where she’s an active volunteer with local organizations including Moms Demand Action.