Victoria Efetevbia is a senior research assistant in the child welfare program area. She brings skills in qualitative research methods and capacity building to Child Trends.
Prior to joining Child Trends, Victoria was a program and research assistant at the Center for the Study of Social Policy where she worked closely with the Washington, D.C. Child and Family Services Agency to ensure agency compliance with a federal consent decree. While at the center, Victoria also worked closely with child welfare administrators across the nation by helping them build racial equity capacity. Finally, she was a member of the center’s inaugural equity, inclusion, and justice team where she helped lay the groundwork for the center’s journey to becoming an anti-racist organization.
Additionally, Victoria completed a fellowship at Central Community House in Columbus, Ohio and is an alum of the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship program. She has also held internships at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights- Returning Citizens Division.
Victoria is passionate about addressing systemic issues of poverty, trauma, and health injustice through a Black feminist framework. Victoria received her BA in African American studies and sociology from Georgetown University, where she also received the sociology department’s Best Thesis Award for her research about the menstrual health and experiences of Black students.