Meet Victoria: veryniceLA’s Volunteer in Residence

Hello! I’m so excited to be joining veryniceLA as the new Volunteer in Residence! As opposed to going through the first week interview wringer, I’m just gonna leave some fun facts below about what brought me to verynice!

verynice: I’ve been interested in working in a space where creativity meets social impact ever since I graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2013 with a degree in Sociology. A friend of mine who works at The Downtown Women’s Center wrote a post about their collaboration with verynice and BOOM, my mind was blown. I’m really excited to be working with Renae in marketing and I can’t wait to learn more about the opportunities that the social enterprise field creates.

Social impact + Creativity: Throughout college I had the opportunity to coordinate and lead international service learning trips focused on a variety of social challenges ranging from women and girls issues, to international development, and food justice/sustainability. After graduating, I knew I wanted to be in a creative atmosphere where I could surround myself with likeminded people and inspire social change in my work.

Interests: I am an ENFJ personality type, I grew up on the east coast, and I love traveling. Favorite countries I’ve visited so far would be: Spain, Turkey, and New Zealand. I’m really into ramen right now. I enjoy making goofy greeting cards, doing yoga, watching improv comedy, and exploring all of LA’s hidden gems.

You can catch me writing and developing some new columns here on the blog as well as curating content for our Facebook page. I’ll also be working on some exciting side projects so keep an eye out!