Victoria graduated from FSU in the spring of 2016 with a double major in Art History and Religion. She was part of the first class of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) during her freshman year, and quickly fell in love with undergraduate research. She completed two independent studies, a summer research award (now known as IDEA Grants), and an honors in the major thesis (look it up in DigiNole!). Her thesis research led her to the work of scholars at the University of Delaware (UD), where she applied and was accepted to complete a Master’s degree in Art History.
Because of her experience leading UROP courses and an Honors colloquium section during her junior and senior years, she was able to secure a Graduate Assistantship with the Undergraduate Research Program at UD, so that her Master’s degree is completely funded. She is now studying Native American art and exploring her new surroundings in the Northeast! She would encourage students at FSU to use UROP to explore their individual passions, and use the perks of the Honors Program to get involved with causes that excite them, because truly loving what you do is the best way to succeed at it.