Victoria Valencia

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Victoria has spent her four years at Westminster not only invested academically, but invested in the success and development of a number of programs throughout the college. 

A History major with double minors in Psychology and French, her resume is chock-full of both academic and extracurricular achievements.

On-campus, Victoria has acted as the president of Westminster’s French Club for the past three years, has been extremely active within ASWC, was an Ethics Bowl participant, and was even secretary of the Student Honors Council this past school year – just to name a few. She also interned with the American Cancer Society the summer after her freshman year, which led to a paid position as a recruiter for their Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk.

Her list of memories made at Westminster is just as long. 

“I loved all of my time in ASWC. ASWC (and SAC in particular) gave me the opportunity to meet so many new people and take an active role in school. I loved being able to plan dances, book comedians and plan events for the students. It allowed me to feel like I was making a difference or at least an impact in the quality of life at Westminster.” 

Victoria also participated in the Vagina Monologues both her freshman and senior year. “I loved the Monologues and the bonding that goes on behind the scenes. Everyone is there for the same reason, so the whole cast just clicks and becomes a little family. And even though it was only for a few weeks, it was so hard to leave on closing night because those women became like sisters.” 

“I also went on a May Term trip to Thailand last May, which was a fantastically eye-opening experience into another culture and different part of the world. It made the world seem so much more accessible to me. I never would have dreamed of traveling to Asia on my own before the trip, now I see that traveling anywhere is possible.” 

Victoria’s post-graduation plans? “As of right now, I am planning on applying to law school for fall 2013… I will be taking the year off to study for and take the LSAT and apply to some law schools.” 

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