From 2006 to 2010, Victoria was an Assistant professor & Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. In 2010-2011, she worked as a Director of communications at Latino Decisions. Currently, Victoria is an Adjunct professor at LBJ School of Public Affairs and University of Texas Center for Mexican American Studies. She is also a regular Contributor to MSNBC, NBCNews.com and Telemundo.  
Victoria has previously provided on-air analysis for CNN, Fox TV, PBS, Univision, NPR and has appeared on HBO ’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most recently Victoria was a featured expert in the PBS documentary of the Civil Rights Trailblazer, Willie Velasquez in, Your Vote is Your Voice . Victoria is also published in both academic and popular outlets such as Politico, Talking Points Memo , and Perspectives on Politics. 
Victoria holds a B.A in Political science and Latin American studies from University of Arizona and M.A in Political science from Duke University. In 2007, she received a PhD. in Political science from Duke University.