Victoria Moreno joined MPC in June 2017. She brings her experience in social science and policy research to her role as an Allard Fellow, where she’ll be focusing on government consolidation and efficiency as well as the housing needs for key underserved populations.
Prior to MPC, Victoria received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, with a concentration in policy planning, analysis and advocacy. During this time, she interned as a civil rights analyst at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights where she organized a public hearing on voting rights for the Illinois State Advisory Committee. Victoria also drafted a report on barriers to voting for community members, including the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, Limited English Proficient voters or homeless. In 2016, Victoria was awarded a Human Rights Fellowship through the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, where she conducted research on the needs of immigrant defendants in Cook County’s criminal courts.
Victoria earned her first master’s degree from Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, where she conducted qualitative fieldwork and historical research on Mexico-U.S. immigration. She was awarded a CONACYT travel grant as a visiting researcher to UCLA. Originally from the Southeast Side of Chicago, Victoria is a Chicago Public Schools alumna and obtained her undergraduate degree from DePaul University. Her areas of interest include immigration, community development, criminal justice reform and government accountability.
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M.A./M.S.W. in Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago
M.A. in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Universidad de Guanajuato
B.A. in English, with minors in History and International Politics, DePaul University