Born and raised in Oregon, Victoria moved to Eugene in 2013 to study biology and environmental science at the University of Oregon. Victoria has worked with animals in different capacities since she was young, ranging from chickens and goats to large reptiles and parrots. Her interest in raptors was sparked after seeing two of the Raptor Center’s avian ambassadors at an outreach program in 2017. Shortly after, she began volunteering. In addition to animal care shifts and volunteering in the clinic, she soon assisted the education team with presentations and events. This ultimately included training and care of resident raptors. As a volunteer, she logged more than 3000 hours in two years. Her volunteerism with rehabilitation inspired her to complete the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council’s basic wildlife rehabilitation course. She joined Cascades Raptor Center as a Rehabilitation Assistant in May 2019 and now divides her time between our hospital patients and resident raptors as a Trainer and Rehabilitator.