Job Title: Public Policy Analyst and NC KIDS COUNT Project Director at NC Child
Public Policy Analyst and NC KIDS COUNT Project Director at NC Child
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Vikki was born in Chicago and moved with her family to a small town in western NC at age 5. Growing up in the South, Vikki learned early on the importance of advocacy and the challenges that mixed status immigrant families navigate to survive. Today, she is working to center lived experience and racial equity in public policy as a Public Policy Analyst at NC Child. At NC Child, Vikki manages the North Carolina KIDS COUNT data program, providing advocates and decision-makers with reliable data to better understand child well-being. She also leads the children’s environmental health program to ensure that children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and meet developmental milestones in an environment free of toxicants. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Bill, and their two cats, Olive and Penny. When she’s not advocating for policy change, Vikki enjoys crocheting, hiking and reading in a hammock. Vikki holds a Master of Social Work degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a bachelor degree in political science and sociology, also from UNC-Chapel Hill.