President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Victoria was born and raised in Texas. Victoria has been advocating for children with disabilities since 1999 when her first child was diagnosed with autism. Victoria is a veteran of the Unites States Navy. Victoria is extremely passionate about ensuring disabled individual’s rights are protected and respected. Victoria is fluent in Spanish.
Victoria’s Philosophy: It is through the fire of life crises that my tenacity was forged. During these crises, the constant love of others, even when I was wronged or abused, kept me going. I am so thankful for my children who have taught me what matters most in life: love and justice. The two go hand-in-hand for me because my job has resulted in me confronting the darkest and most evil side of mankind due to of my love for others. It is my hope that every single one of us awakens the hero that lives within. I am merely a megaphone that echoes the words of justice for the voiceless hoping their challenges, goals and desire for equity and inclusion finally resonate inside all of us.
Our most vulnerable are not only our responsibility they are our humanity! When you turn a cold shoulder to the problems of others, especially those who are in need, you have no one to blame but yourself when you find yourself alone and in need. The greatest gift in this life is the joy of helping make someone’s life less difficult; helping make life bearable in the tidal wave of injustice they face almost daily. The smallest kindness is the key to changing their world for the better. Once you realize this, as I have, you are limitless and capable of very great things. What greater joy than to help someone who’s life seemed destined to be riddled with challenges that were thought to have been impossible to overcome; and to see them smile knowing that they can and will live a quality, fulfilling, and most importantly, peaceful life?
Education and Awards: After serving in the U.S. Navy, she earned an undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, and went on to graduate from California Western School of Law in 2007. During law school, Victoria interned with the Legal Aid Society, specializing in Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and County Medical Services appeals with the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy. She worked on Alford v. County of San Diego, a case that resulted in the requirement that counties provide health care to uninsured individuals and the working poor on a sliding scale rate.
Victoria also interned with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office as a certified law clerk, where she helped prosecute traffic and misdemeanor offenses, acted as second chair in felony trials, as well as briefed and argued in the California Court of Appeals.
After graduation, Victoria worked as a district representative, for four years, with former state Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny in San Diego’s South County community of District 40. Victoria also worked with the State of California Department of Corrections focusing exclusively on the landmark prisoner civil rights case of Armstrong v. Brown in Sacramento, California.
On October 15, 2010, Victoria was awarded a California Senate Resolution for her hard work and dedication as Committee Chair for the Binational Conference on Autism which was a collaboration between the United States and Mexico during Binational Health Week to improve the lives of individuals with autism on both sides of the border.
On November 30, 2010, Victoria was awarded a second California Senate Resolution for her hard work and dedication (co-chair of the Early Intervention Committee of the South County Autism Task Force for the Senate Select Committee on Autism).
Victoria also served on San Diego Regional Center Foundation Board and the ARC of San Diego Sulpizio Center’s Chapter Advisory Board.
Victoria served on the Board of Directors, Autism Society (2000-2006).
After returning to San Diego in 2011, Victoria has focused her practice on special education and family law. Victoria is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.
Hobbies: When Victoria is not fighting for her client’s rights, Victoria (who is recognized as the nation’s best Wonder Woman Cosplayer) cosplays and builds and designs costumes as Wonder Woman for herself and utilizes that platform to bring awareness to The Real League of Justice’s mission. Victoria enjoys gardening and is an avid vegetarian.
Social Media: Follow Victoria on Social Media at:
@WonderWomanIsReal on Instagram and Facebook