Victoria Baird was born in Irkutsk, Russia. She has since lived in or travel to 67 countries. She came to the U.S. in 1996 as a student and received three degrees. She is finishing her fourth degree in International Diplomacy and Sustainable Development from the University for Peace, a United Nations mandated international university. She currently works as a fraud and prevention analyst at LendingClub. She is a co-founder and former executive president of UN Women-USA Utah for seven years and a current President-Elect of the United Nations Association - USA Utah Chapter. Before working for multiple private entities, she was a professor at a university. Victoria speaks three languages. She is a wife and a mother to two teenagers, and a fur mom to a she-rabbit. In her spare time she loves to be friends, traveling, hiking, doing yoga, dancing to hip hop, or skiing. She is excited to bring her expertise to UCCD as it embodies her passions of education, travel, international development, empowerment of women and girls, and helping to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.