Victoria Lay
Spelman College

Victoria Lay is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in law from Spelman College. She is a native from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has a passion for social justice. Throughout her time at Spelman, Victoria has been involved in several campus organizations. During her sophomore year Victoria was selected to be a fellow at the Joseph and Evelyn Lowry Institute for Justice and Human Rights at Clark Atlanta University. As a fellow Victoria served as a peer mediator to groups of 5th grade students at Bethune Elementary in which she supported and inspired thoughtful dialogue concerning the areas of social justice, nonviolence, and conflict resolution.

Victoria has also also served as a fellow at the Southern Education Foundation. Her projects were a part of the Advancing Public Education program area in which she was responsible for providing research and convening support for a coalition of advocates who came together in opposition for a complete state takeover of Georgia’s failing schools. Aside from her work as a fellow, Victoria currently serves as the Co – Community Chair of Teen Angels Society Incorporated. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing community service events for the organization as well as serving as mentor to adolescent girls who participate in the program. She ultimately desires to dedicate her life advocating on the behalf of marginalized and underprivileged individuals.