Victoria Leonard

  • Young Professionals Board Member

Victoria Leonard is a women’s health advocate and clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of San Francisco. Victoria’s work spans global health, education, advocacy, and direct clinical practice. She is dedicated to mental health systems strengthening using integrative, trauma-informed, and evidence-based therapies. After studying Religion and Politics at Brown University, Victoria developed and implemented health education initiatives for Universal Promise in Addo, South Africa. She was then awarded a Princeton in Africa Fellowship at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania, where she served on the Maternal Health Capacity Building team in Dar es Salaam. In this role, she collaborated with clinicians, patients, and government partners to collect and disseminate data on improving health outcomes in primary and perinatal care. After her fellowship, she helped launch a reproductive health access website in Tanzania, and then joined the Columbia – WHO Center for Global Mental Health as Program Coordinator. Victoria’s doctoral work focuses on improving access to evidence-based therapies for women with obstetric fistula in East Africa.

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