Victoria has roots in the coastal tundra of northern Alaska, where she first found her passion for wildlife. Following the nomadic ways of her ancestors, she herself migrates across the North and has worked as a wildlife biologist, conservation planner, and research consultant in all eight Arctic countries.
Over the past twelve years, she has specialized in the conservation of lands and species, particularly in Indigenous homelands, and conducts research using both Western scientific methods and Indigenous traditional knowledge.
Most recently, Victoria has served research roles at the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group of the Arctic Council in Akureyri, Iceland; the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk; the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø; and the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska in Anchorage.
Besides her passion for living and studying in Arctic communities, she is also an avid climber and skier, and spends most of her free time in the mountains or on the sea. Victoria lives year-round in remote parts of the Arctic and is at home anyplace cold and quiet. She can’t imagine leaving the North.