Victoria Lesourd

Chief of Staff, Athena Center for Leadership, Barnard College

Victoria manages the Athena Center staff and network of consultants, the Center budget, and supports all Center operations. She provides strategic support to the development of Athena’s core programs, including student programs, the Athena Film Festival, and leadership development work. She sits on the President’s Council, the Operations and Management Group of the College, and the Joint Faculty and Administrators’ Benefits Committee.

Victoria has more than fifteen years experience in operations, development, and event management working for organizations including The Resolution Project, Room to Grow, Community Renewal Team and the Wildlife Conservation Society. She has a background in international relations and a passion for working with young people committed to social change and social progress. Victoria holds an MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics from University College London and graduated with honors and an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews.