Western New England University, 2020 J.D.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Victoria worked in the Legal Office of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on a variety of policy projects that affect students in the Commonwealth. Victoria researched and reported on emergent issues in special education, updated a criminal background check advisory for school employers, assisted with document review, and completed several research projects.
Victoria, a former teacher, and active member of her teachers’ union, began her studies at Western New England University School of Law (WNE Law) with a passion for education and labor issues. Prior to law school, Victoria taught French for four years at a public high school in Worcester County. She graduated from Bennington College in 2010 with a BA in French Literature, and, in 2014, earned an MA in French and Francophone Studies from UMass Amherst. Victoria is the first Rappaport Fellow from WNE Law.