Victoria was born in Northern Michigan but spent most of their childhood in Woodridge, Illinois, a Northwest Suburb of Chicago. They began pursuing their undergraduate degree in Social Work in 2017, graduating in early 2019. Shortly after completing their undergraduate studies, they began their master's degree in Social Work at the Carver School of Social Work in Kentucky and graduated in December of 2019, in the advanced standing clinical program.
Being openly queer and nonbinary, their passion of advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community began early on in their life but blossomed professionally during their undergraduate social work internship at the Borderland Rainbow Center in early 2019.
Prior to their internship, they served in the United States Army for four years, honorably retiring as Sergeant Doster in 2019. Also in 2019, they began serving as the Rainbow Myth Busters Project Coordinator at the Borderland Rainbow Center, where they were apart of organizing and training over 500+ providers and clinicians in El Paso, regarding LGBTQ+ competency in medical and mental health practice. They now serve as the Program Director at the Borderland Rainbow Center.
Victoria also serves as a therapist and practices primarily with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Victoria’s philosophy in practice is that, “Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”