A Des Moines native, Victoria Lundgren was born, raised, and proudly resides on the city's east side. She is a class of 2000 graduate of North High School. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA prior to graduating with Honors from DeVry University.
Victoria returned to Des Moines to begin her career in the corporate world where she worked at Wells Fargo for 11 years. In 2015 she chose to transition out of the corporate world to work in and with locally-oriented businesses. Currently, she supervises the RideShare vanpool program for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART).
Victoria began her work as a community organizer at an early age in Youth Working for a Positive Change, a youth group of the Des Moines Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI). Her experience there grew into a passion for ensuring youth voices are heard and teaching youth the methodology surrounding advocacy and how to put it into action when the time arises.
She now serves as the Advisor for both the Des Moines and West Des Moines NAACP Youth Councils. In 2018 she was elected to serve on the National Youth Works Committee of the NAACP as the Region IV Adult Representative. Victoria also serves the Iowa-Nebraska State Conference of the NAACP as the State Advisor.
In addition to working with youth, Victoria has volunteered with resettling Refugees in the Des Moines Metro and was elected to serve as Secretary for the Des Moines Branch of the NAACP in 2018. She also spends a significant amount of time researching the historical contributions of Iowa's black population, is a genealogist, has served as Worthy Matron of Princess Zorah #10, as a Grand Officer of the Electa Grand Chapter of Iowa, Order of the Eastern Star-PHA, and is a member of the Daughters of the Imperial Court, AEAONMS-PHA.