Victoria Nichols was a Fall 2018 Zetema Project Fellow who participated in the fellowship program while pursuing graduate studies at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. As a Fellow, she contributed to research and writing, participated in meetings, and conducted interviews with the Zetama Consensus Workgroup to learn about areas of bipartisan agreement on health policy issues and assess the feasibility of collectively advancing change.
Victoria currently serves as a Program Manager at Tides, a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Her work at Tides involves managing an initiative called Policy Connect, which was launched in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support a cohort of policy-focused grantees in coordinating to advance health equity for children and families. She recently wrote a blog piece on this work and how it has shaped her view on the role that philanthropy should play in fostering cross-organizational collaboration to advance health equity.
Beyond her work at Tides, Victoria is involved in efforts related to democratizing access to reproductive health technology, and has written articles and presented at events including APHA, the ESSENCE Festival and Youth Tech Health. With a passion for equity and innovation, she aims to pursue a career that will allow her to be involved in redesigning policies, structures and systems to more strategically address socioeconomic inequities and improve healthcare access.
Victoria holds a BA in philosophy and government from Claremont McKenna College and earned an MPH with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from UC Berkeley in 2019.