Victoria is a Massachusetts native from Assonet, where she earned her BS in Biochemistry and Psychology from Northeastern University in 2016. Her two co-op internships included working at MIT-EHS as well as a Medical Scribe in the Longwood area and in Milford, MA. Victoria was the President of NU-Pre Student Osteopathic Medical Association as well as the Principle Founder of the first undergraduate chapter of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) in the Northeast. Victoria’s breadth of undergraduate research spanned both of her concentrations, including her involvement in NU’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center in the Lewis lab as well as in cognitive behavioral neuroscience in the NU Melloni lab. Victoria also spent the last 5 years working as a direct Personal Care Attendant for the Elderly in the public and private sector for Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts and Peace of Mind. She has volunteered by teaching health and science classes to elementary, middle school, and high school students in greater Boston. Victoria currently volunteers to teach science seminars at the May Institute to young adult students with TBIs. She is also an avid animal advocate and has presented her research on the Benefit of Compassion Towards Animals at the second annual NU Talk in 2016. She is currently in the process of working with her two dogs to obtain their certifications in Therapy training. Victoria’s long term goals including training to be physician scientist and serve the elderly in a geriatric focused specialty while owning her own farm and animal rescue.