Victoria Maloch, from Magnolia, Arkansas, is interested in rural development and the impact various policies have on rural communities like her own. Most recently, she received an MPhil in Public Policy from the University of Cambridge where her policy research included an analysis of the digital divide between rural and urban areas of the US and an assessment of the UK social impact bond provider market for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Prior to her studies at Cambridge, Victoria worked as a Truman-Albright Fellow in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, an office within the US Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, she has previously held internships at the US House of Representatives, US Department of Agriculture, and the White House Domestic Policy Council under the Obama Administration. During her undergraduate studies, Victoria participated in community development programs in Belize and Mozambique and served as a national officer for one of the largest youth-led organizations in the US, the National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America).
In addition to an MPhil in Public Policy, Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences from the University of Arkansas and is both a Truman and Marshall Scholar.