Victoria is a first-year MSW student specializing in Indigenous trauma and resiliency. She completed her B.A. in psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University with a double minor in philosophy and English literature. She has spent the last six years working in the clinical research sector, focusing predominantly on dyadic and individual evidence-based interventions for PTSD and trauma-related disorders.
Currently, Victoria works at the Centre of Addictions and Mental Health, engaging in policy and suicide prevention research to make crisis and distress lines more equitable. Her work has given her a deep understanding of the barriers to accessing adequate culturally-informed care. She is interested in using these experiences to develop and provide access to culturally adaptive interventions for race-based and intergenerational trauma and PTSD specific to BIPOC communities to bridge the current gaps in services and treatments offered.