Victoria has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector and began to acquire her experience as an undergraduate student. While a sophomore international law student, Victoria actively participated in local Rotaract club activities and masterminded the implementation of a few projects that included teaching English in Irkutsk’s orphanage. Her interest in social issues has given her a chance to become a GLOBAL UGRAD Exchange Program fellow, and allowed her to spend a year at Murray State University where she volunteered at the MSU Womens’ Center and assisted in various projects aimed at helping female students overcome crisis situations. Also, Victoria completed an internship at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy as a legal intern, and assisted a public defender in her work and with case preparation. From 2011-2012 Victoria worked as an administrative assistant at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Irkutsk, Russia. After graduating from the university with a bachelor’s degree in international law, Victoria spent a year at KyungHee University in South Korea where she combined classes in international relations, international development and East Asian studies with volunteer work as an English teacher. In September 2015, Victoria completed her Master of Arts in Euroculture from University of Deusto where, in her third semester, she completed an internship at Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in The Netherlands and gained experience in public diplomacy and cultural event planning.

Host Organization: Youth Service America

 Role at Host Organization: As a manager of communications, Victoria will support a robust communications and marketing strategy for increasing the number of young people YSA engages in service, the number of partner organizations YSA works with,and the number of youth-led projects YSA supports that lead to measurable change in communities.