Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Biography

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is currently an assistant dean at LBJ school of public affairs. LBJ school is a graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. The university offers training in public policy analysis and administration. The university offers a place for students who want to pursue government programs and public affairs-related areas. Victoria belongs to Texas at Austin. According to her LinkedIn profile, Victoria describes herself as a Political Scientist and Public Policy expert. Her work is associated with bringing academic and non-academic spheres together in one platform. She works on distilling relatable information for students, opinion leaders, and the general public.

Early Life

Victoria was born on 28th April 1983 and raised in Arizoza. Soto obtained her education from well-recognized and known universities in the area. She has been a frequent performer at the universities like University of Michigan, Stanford University, the University of Arizona, and Duke University. Victoria began her education with the University of Michigan where she got herself enrolled in the ICPSR summer program. She studied Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and majored in political science and Latin American studies. Victoria received her B.A. in 2000.

Later, she pursued her M.A. in Political Science from Duke University from 2000 to 2003. There at the university, she studied the different subjects while focusing on behavior, political psychology, campaigns, elections, and race and ethnicity of American politics. Her field of study was also associated with the secondary education of comparative politics of Latin America. Thereafter, Victoria studied Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University from 2000-2007. The subjects of the study were the same as that of her education in M.A.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Career

Ms. Victoria Soto’s professional career began at Northwestern University where she worked for at least four years. She worked as an assistant professor and fellow at the Institute for policy research. Later, she became a fellow for policy research from 2007-2011. During her course time at Northwestern University, she devoted her position and time to the work of developing and teaching courses of American Politics with an emphasis on race and ethnic politics. She worked at the undergraduate and graduate level while teaching American Politics with an enrollment of 200+ students. From 2011 to 2012, she worked at the position of Latino Decisions for Director of Communications. Her work was associated with the management and promotion of the firm’s brand. Also, she cultivated a relationship with new and traditional media outlets both in English and Spanish.

She helped the clients to introduce them to the Latino Decisions. She participated in the data analyst designs and implementations. Victoria has also been the major contributor of other positions like Jane Hurte Adjunct professor and fellow at the center of politics and governance, adjunct professor at the University of Texas, Director of Community reach at the University of Texas Center for Mexican American studies, contributor at MSNBC, director of civic engagement and university lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she is serving as the assistant dean of civic engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affair.

Recent News

President Dr. Donald Bobbitt of the University of Arkansas system declared or announced on 7th September 2021 that they are willing to post Ms. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto for the position of dean at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Ms. Victoria was expected to be the next dean of the school after the existing dean Rutherford, who retired on June 30, 2021. Later, the recommendation was made around 16-17 September at the meeting of the UA Board of Trustees. She was expected to begin her new role as dean on Jan. 3, 2022. However, no further news has come forward for the same declaration of the position.

Victoria Defrancesco Soto Biography

Real Name Victoria Defrancesco Soto
Birth Date 28 April 1983
Age (as of 2022) 38 Years
Birth Place Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Political Analyst, Professor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 61 kg  –  in Pounds –  134 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim




College Duke University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Neftali Javier Garcia
Children Four

Personal Life

Ms. Victoria Soto is married to her loving and handsome husband named Neftali Javier Garcia. Currently, he is serving as the attorney and vice president of Governmental affairs. He has worked for political law and global public affairs for more than 20 years, which is in itself a history of working with such capacity. The couple together shares four children. Further, there is no other information on their marriage and how they met.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Net worth

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is an award-winning personality who has worked and achieved a lot in both her professional and personal life. She has been an exemplary personality for all women and youngsters out there. According to sources, her net salary exists somewhere around $60,000. She has also appeared on television for shows like “Now with Alex Wagner”, “Real Time with Bill Maher” and many more.


  • Victoria has been named one of the top scholars by Diverse Magazine.
  • In her professional life, Ms. Victoria considers herself to be stubborn and hard-working.
  • Victoria is fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • In middle school, she was the student council member and later, student body president in high school.

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