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Victoria Melendez, Program Officer

Victoria Melendez serves as a Program Officer for LISC DC where she began in April of 2020.

Victoria comes to LISC from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) where she worked on economic policy issues, especially around the Community Reinvestment Act.  Prior to relocating from chilly Boston, Victoria worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston focusing on racial equity and how cities and towns can work to bridge the wealth gap. In addition to policy work, Victoria was deeply engaged in community work while getting her master’s degree at Northeastern, and worked with the City of Chelsea's Planning and Development Department to develop a comprehensive report on revitalizing the Broadway corridor to best serve existing residents of the city.  She also conducted research on displacement for the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

Victoria holds an MS in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. She lives in DC and loves exploring the city’s green spaces, such as the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens any chance she can get.