Victoria Lewis was born in Washington, DC and raised throughout southern California. She draws much of her inspiration and drive from her mother who immigrated to the United States from Mendoza, Argentina at the age of 19. Seeking a better life and an escape from poverty, Victoria has witnessed the sacrifices her mother has made and the obstacles that she continually faces as a low-income woman of color in the United States. Victoria did her undergrad at the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Public Health and minored in Global Poverty and Practice. While at Berkeley, Victoria volunteered at the Berkeley Free Clinic providing health care referrals and inclusive medical care to underserved communities. After undergrad she was humbled by the opportunity to pursue medicine through UCLA PRIME at the David Geffen School of Medicine. During her time in medical school, Victoria hopes to continue working on issues of healthcare access, health equity, and social justice in underserved communities. She is honored to be a part of the LMSA Mentorship team. Victoria wouldn’t be where she is today without the mentors who understood, supported, and believed in her, and she hopes to give that back to other students from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities.

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Washington, DC