Victoria C. Ramirez-Miller is a rising senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in Neuroscience from Memphis, TN. During her matriculation, Victoria has joined several prestigious student organizations- even becoming a member of the highly selective Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a newly recruited Student Wellness Champion for the Be Well Initiative at UT, and a student ambassador as the current president of the βTN-1 UT Chapter of the Nu Rho Psi National Honor Society in Neuroscience, to list a few. Creative and research oriented, with hopes of pursuing a career in neurological surgery, she has presented her findings locally and regionally in conferences including- but not limited to, the university’s own Annual Women’s STEM Conference, Black Issues Conference, and the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Always a servant leader, she is one of two youngest charter members and the first Membership Chair of the centennial Knoxville East Lions Club - a national, service oriented organization that strives to meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding in local communities. In addition, she has been the recipient of institutional, local, and regional scholarships for her scholastic endeavors, and dedication to the well-being of others. Victoria believes that overcoming fear is a precursor to true freedom of the mind- perfectly summing up her fearless and optimistic approach to life and why she finds genuine happiness in the improvement of and service to others.